Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry

 

 

Patient-Focused Dentistry

Thank you for choosing Dr. Fairfax & Associates. We believe that dental health is key to overall health, and our primary mission is to deliver the best and most comprehensive dental care available.

The Whole Person

We take into account the whole person when caring for our patients. From routine check-ups and cleanings to emergency care, we are committed to giving you our undivided attention.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

From the moment you walk into our office, you can expect to feel at home. We foster a relaxed, inviting atmosphere with professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Sit back, relax, and trust that your smile is in exceedingly good hands.

 
 
 

A Caring and Thorough Team

We do not believe in ‘factory-style’ dental care where patients are shuttled in and out and only see the dentist or hygienist for a few minutes during an appointment. Each appointment with us is time reserved specifically for you.

Applying the Latest Technologies

Our team is highly trained in the latest dental approaches and technologies, which allows us to provide every patient with truly personalized attention.

 

 

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CEREC vs. Conventional Crowns - Which Choice Is Right for Me?

January 18, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Cerina Fairfax
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Until recently, the only way to get a crown was to go through the drawn-out process of multiple appointments, messy impressions, and a two-week wait for the finished restoration.

Today, with impressive advances in dental technology, you can receive a fully functioning esthetic crown in just one visit to Dr. Fairfax & Associates!

The CEREC Difference

You are probably familiar with the process for a lab-fabricated dental crown. Your dentist prepares your natural tooth, then impressions are taken and sent to a dental lab where your crown is produced. You will be given a temporary crown to wear in the interim to protect your tooth. In about two weeks, your restoration is ready and you return to our office to have it cemented in place.  

The biggest benefit of choosing CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) is that you will leave our office the same day with a finished crown. This minimizes a lot of the hassle associated with lab crowns:

  • NO messy impressions – After we prepare your tooth to receive the crown, we take digital images and impressions that are shared with CAD/CAM software. This allows your dentist to create a virtual model of your new crown, all without the need for a mouth full of messy pink paste!
  • NO long wait for a new crown – The specifications used to create your crown is sent to an in-office milling machine where your restoration is fabricated from a block of ceramic material. The entire process from start to finish only takes about two hours.
  • NO multiple injections – We numb your mouth when we prepare your tooth to receive the crown. That’s it! Since there’s no need for return visits, you won’t require a second injection.
  • NO temporary crown – Since you leave the office the same day with your new crown, a temporary crown is not needed.

Let our Fairfax Office Help You Choose!

Of course, you are free to choose the approach that you are most comfortable with. But if you are on the fence and would like to know more about the benefits of CEREC same-visit crowns, please call Dr. Fairfax & Associates to arrange a convenient appointment.

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We hope that you and all those dear to you are safe and healthy. Thank you all so much for your outreach over these last few weeks. We have been so encouraged by every call, email, appointment rescheduled, and the support you continue to send us with your account payments. Our practice depends on you!

This has been a challenging time for everyone, but the good news is that we’ll be here! We are weathering this well and we plan to resume regular office hours and routine patient care on May 18th. We are monitoring news and updates from the CDC, VDH, VDA and remain committed to following their recommendations and maintaining a safe environment for you and our staff.

We are hard at work developing the new procedures that will be in place when we return.  Your continued patience and grace as we navigate our new normal has not gone unnoticed and we are immensely grateful for your support.  Please take care of yourselves and your smiles. We can’t wait to see you again!

Our online practice portal is always open. You can log in at www.patientconnect365.com to look up past appointments, pay your bill, and access our office forms and documents. We wish you all good health. Please know that we will get through this together!

In the meantime, if you are having a dental emergency or concern, I’m available via text or call directly on my personal cell (703-582-8059).
 
Warmly,

Dr. Fairfax