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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Dental Issues We Can Resolve with Dental Implants

August 24, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry
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People with missing teeth have plenty of options available for replacement, including dentures, bridges, and dental implants. The point we emphasize to our Fairfax, VA dental patients is that the most important thing to remember is that replacing even just one missing tooth is crucial, and dental implants provide the option most like the natural tooth.

Dental implants also provide resolution to the following dental issues.

Dental Implants Preserve the Jawbone

Having a missing tooth impacts more than just your appearance. What many people don’t realize is that a tooth root is needed to stimulate the jawbone, and when the tooth root is missing, the body no longer sends nutrients to the area. This causes the bone to begin to shrink. If you know anyone with a full mouth of dentures, you may have noticed that their face takes on a shrunken quality. This is known as facial collapse, and it happens over time.

Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant tricks the body into thinking there is still a tooth root present. The area is still stimulated—so the jawbone is not compromised.

Dental Implants Provide Stability

Today’s modern dentures look more natural than ever before, but there is still a stability problem with dentures. Even with adhesives, dentures can slip while you are eating or speaking—and this can be embarrassing.

Because dental implants are permanently integrated into the jawbone, they are essentially a part of the body. With dental implants, you can enjoy the same stability as you would with your natural tooth.

Dental Implants Mean You Can Enjoy Unrestricted Eating

This stability means you can eat all of your favorite foods without worries about your teeth sliding out of position. Everything you loved to eat before your missing teeth can stay on your list of favorites—from the crunchiest vegetables to the chewiest meats.

Whether you are missing one tooth or a mouthful, talk to our Fairfax, VA dental office about the benefits of dental implants. Give us a call today!

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