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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 is the dental implant process?

For anyone who has lost a tooth to decay, extraction or injury, dental implants are an innovative option far superior to the alternatives like dentures and bridges.

Dental implants in Fairfax, VA are permanently attached to your jawbone and provide the foundation for a restoration that blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. Implants won't move or slide around like dentures. Properly maintained, they can last a lifetime.

Dental Implant Process

Your dentist will begin by assessing your oral health to ensure that a dental implant is a viable solution. You must have the adequate bone structure to support the implant.

If you do, your dentist will surgically place the lower portion of your implant, which consists of a titanium screw that integrates with the bone, anchoring it securely. This process, called osseointegration, may take several months to complete.

In the meantime, the upper portion of your implant, known as the restoration, or artificial tooth, will be created from an approximation of your missing tooth.

Your dentist will attach the restoration to your dental implant at a subsequent appointment to complete the process. You will care for your finished implant in the same manner as your natural teeth, by brushing, flossing, and through routine dental check-ups.

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