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.

 

 

Help! My Tooth Is Broken - What Should I Do?

March 6, 2020
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Posted By: Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry

Having a broken tooth is a cause for concern in many ways! First, depending on the severity of the fracture, your tooth may become sensitive or begin causing you discomfort. Next, depending on the location of the tooth in your mouth, it may affect the appearance of your smile.

Whether your tooth is chipped or broken, it is crucial to seek treatment to prevent further damage to your smile. Contact your dental team at (703) 273-1033 to schedule an appointment to repair your broken tooth in Fairfax, VA.

Tooth Repair Options

The first step is for your dentist to assess your broken tooth. If it's a small fracture or chip you're dealing with, a dental filling may be able to repair it successfully. Composite resin material blends with the natural shade of your tooth and repairs small chips or fractures.

If the damage to your tooth is more substantial, a dental crown may be necessary to restore it to health. A crown mimics the natural shape and shade of your tooth with a porcelain replica that fits over the remaining tooth structure. A ceramic, porcelain crown gives you strength, durability, and the aesthetics you want for your smile.

If you've fractured your tooth into its nerve, you may be feeling some discomfort. An infection can develop in this situation and may require root canal treatment to eliminate the infection and preserve your natural tooth. Your dentist may recommend a crown to build your tooth back up after root canal treatment.

We're Here When You Need Us Most

In many cases, a broken tooth is an emergency, and you need relief fast. Dr. Cerina Fairfax and her team are here to provide support and same-day treatment when possible for tooth emergencies. Please call us right away if you have a broken tooth or another dental emergency that needs attention. 

 

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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