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.

 

 

What's the difference between a bridge and a dental implant?

Dental Bridges and Dental Implants in Fairfax | Woman at DentistBoth options are offered at our Fairfax dental office and effectively fill the gap left by a missing tooth. The primary difference is that a dental bridge only fills the empty space, while a dental implant functions as a complete replacement tooth.

Until recently, there were only two options for replacing one or more missing teeth – a dental bridge or a partial denture. In either case, the purpose is to fill the empty space and not actually replace the tooth.

In most cases, a dental bridge consists of a replacement tooth attached to crowns that secure the bridge as they are held in place by adjacent teeth. When placing a bridge, some alteration to the teeth securing the crowns is necessary.

A dental implant is a stand-alone replacement tooth that does not involve alteration of surrounding teeth. A dental implant functions just like a natural tooth because the implant is actually placed in your jaw, acting as a replacement root.

Dr. Fairfax has extensive knowledge and experience in placing dental implants as well as bridges with great long-term success. If you still have questions, please contact our Fairfax dental office to arrange a consultation. We’re sensitive to your needs and will be happy to discuss both options to determine which best fits your needs and budget.