Whether restoring a 1967 Ford Mustang or worn down teeth with dental crowns, parallels can be drawn. Both processes require unmatched precision, mastery, time, and effort. Restorative dentistry rehabilitates the function as well as the aesthetic qualities of your teeth. At our restorative dentistry practice, we treat patients whose previous dental work has failed. We offer a restorative dental experience that is uniquely and pleasantly different. At his Northern Virginia practice serving Fairfax, Arlington, and surrounding communities, Dr. H. Charles Jelinek uses porcelain dental crowns (or “caps”), dental bridges, and dentures, to restore proper form and function to teeth. Please read through our website to find out more about the various restorative dentistry procedures we offer, and then contact Dr. H. Charles Jelinek to schedule a free consultation.
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size and to improve its appearance. Dental crowns can restore worn down and cracked teeth, protect teeth from excessive decay, and preserve the functionality of damaged teeth by covering the portion of a tooth which lies above the gum line. Dental crowns can be molded from various materials, metal, ceramic, or porcelain. Apart from providing the needed structural support, porcelain dental crowns most closely resemble natural teeth. To learn more about the various types of dental caps available at our performance, including porcelain dental crowns, contact the Fairfax, Northern Virginia practice of Dr. H. Charles Jelinek, serving Arlington and surrounding communities, to schedule a free consultation.
Dental bridges are used to fill a gap left by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are usually made up of two crowns, which are attached to the natural teeth on either side of the gap, and an artificial tooth in between. With dental bridges, you can restore a healthy smile, improve your ability to chew, and prevent further displacement of neighboring teeth.
Dental inlays and onlays are used to restore and repair teeth with mild to moderate decay. Unlike dental crowns, inlays and onlays can repair tooth damage without covering the entire surface area. Inlays and onlays are good methods of supporting tooth structures too damaged to support a filling. The difference between an inlay and an onlay is that the former is placed on the chewing surface in between the cusps, while the latter covers the actual cusp. Contacting Dr. H. Charles Jelinek is the first important step in determining whether you’re a candidate for an inlay and onlay or whether more extensive treatment is required.
Dentures, complete or partial, can replace natural teeth lost as a result of periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing in the upper jaw, the lower jaw, or both, while partial dentures are used to replace only a few missing teeth. Dentures offer many benefits, both functional and aesthetic, for people who have lost all or some of their natural teeth. Dentures can improve your speaking and eating abilities and help support your facial muscles. Dentures are also able to improve your smile and rejuvenate your overall appearance. As with all treatments available at our Northern Virginia practice serving Fairfax and Arlington Counties, our dentures are crafted from only the finest materials to ensure the best possible quality.
Dental implant restorations involve the placement of an artificial tooth on a dental implant. The replacement of missing teeth is important to avoid the shifting of other teeth in the mouth. This painless procedure has an extremely high success rate, over 94%, and an implant tooth will never get a cavity, need a root canal, nor be lost to gum disease. Dental implants can restore single or multiple missing teeth to correct biting irregularities and enhance the aesthetic qualities of your smile.
We hope the information provided on this website has helped you to feel better informed about restorative dentistry. Please contact our Northern Virginia dental practice for more information about porcelain dental crowns (caps), dental bridges, dentures, and more in Fairfax, Arlington, Vienna, Alexandria, and surrounding areas.
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