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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.

 

 

What to Expect with Dental Crowns

January 16, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Fairfax & Associates Staff

A dental crown is often used to cover a damaged or badly decayed tooth. When the crown is placed in your mouth, it fits fully over the tooth, encasing the tooth to help protect it from further damage. A crown may also be used with a dental implant or as a cosmetic fix for a tooth that is badly discolored, chipped, or broken.

Additionally, in our office, we often recommend a crown to cover a tooth that has been treated using root canal therapy. 

How Many Appointments Does a Crown Require?

At Dr. Fairfax and Associates Family Dentistry, we have streamlined the dental crown process using CEREC crown technology, making it much faster and more convenient. With CEREC technology, we can provide same-day crowns, meaning you can have your crown created and fitted in just one appointment.

Same-day crowns provide the same durability and last just as long as traditional crowns, and the entire process, from preparing your tooth to cementing the crown in place, can be completed in only a couple of hours.

Caring for Your Dental Crown

Crowns are durable, but you will still want to take extra care to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. To keep your crown in good shape, avoid eating foods that could damage your teeth, like hard candy and sticky foods. Also, avoid chewing on hard objects, like ice or your pencil. 

Regular brushing and flossing are important to keep your teeth and gums healthy, including your crown, and if you tend to grind your teeth at night or clench your jaw, look into purchasing a night guard. The wear and tear from teeth grinding can damage a crown, in addition to your natural teeth, and clenching your jaw can put pressure on the crown that can potentially cause it to crack or break. 

Overall, crowns are easy to care for and could last you well over a decade if you heed the above suggestions and maintain good oral health.

Beautiful, Durable Dental Crowns in Fairfax, VA

If you are in need of a dental crown in the Fairfax, VA area, we are here to help you. Dr. Cerina W. Fairfax is experienced in creating and fitting crowns to fit your smile and protect your weakened or damaged teeth. Call our office today to schedule your appointment to see if a crown is the right choice for you. 

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