Dental crowns and bridges are a staple of restorative dentistry. A dental crown preserves the remaining structure of a tooth that has been damaged by severe decay or traumatic injury. A dental bridge functions as a replacement for missing teeth and helps prevent other dental problems that can happen when surrounding teeth shift to fill a gap in your smile. Many of my patients receiving a dental crown or bridge ask how long they may last. The answer to that question depends on several influencing factors. As a dentist in Leesburg, I want to help you extend the life of you prosthetics for as long as possible. Read on for more information.
Groy Family Dentistry Blog
September 21, 2018
August 24, 2018
I’m often asked, “Dr. Groy, why is there a black line around this dental crown?” Fortunately, that black line does not indicate there is anything structurally wrong with the crown. However, such a line—especially if it is on a front tooth—can present an aesthetic problem. As a dentist in Leesburg, I can help you decide how to get rid of a black line while still maintaining a healthy tooth.
July 17, 2018
It’s so exciting when your children start to lose their baby teeth and the Tooth Fairy comes to visit. (Adult tooth loss isn’t so exciting, of course, but that topic is for another blog!) That toothless grin is all part of growing up. Nevertheless, you may have questions about this stage of your children’s lives. As a dentist in Leesburg, I get questions all the time. Here a few of the more common ones and answers.
June 21, 2018
Take a look in the mirror. Go ahead—I’ll wait. If your smile is not perfectly white then you can count yourself among the majority. Maintaining a white smile year after year is no easy task. Fortunately, a dentist in Leesburg can help. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons for teeth staining and what you can do to keep your smile white and bright.
May 11, 2018
Are you a flossing family? In my years of dental practice, I’ve noticed that some families floss while others do not. I want to encourage you and each member of your family to floss at least once a day. As your dentist in Leesburg, I am committed to helping you enjoy the best oral and general health possible. Flossing is a way to improve both.
April 26, 2018
Medicine is a field of specialties. To care for your whole family, you may need an internist, a pediatrician, an OBGYN, an allergist, an ophthalmologist and on and on. With dentistry, however, all you need to take good care of everyone’s smile is a family dentist in Leesburg. My team and I are dedicated to providing exemplary care to patients of all ages. We enjoy working with families from parents to grandparents to children. Here are a few reasons why we think you will benefit from seeing a family dentist.
March 2, 2018
For most of my patients, the first indicator that a tooth is infected is, unfortunately, pain. Infection can begin deep inside a tooth when bacteria have access to the pulp chamber that houses blood, lymph, and nerve tissue. As the infection grows, the inflammation inside your tooth can lead to unbearable pain. The solution is usually a root canal. As your dentist in Leesburg, I want you to feel comfortable and confident before your procedure. So, let me answer a few frequently asked questions here.
February 5, 2018
When you come in for your six-month dentist checkup, there is an important member of my team that sees your first: the dental hygienist. These professionals are highly educated and skilled at helping you maintain your oral health. As such, they are able to answer many questions. They may also be able to help with a concern or problem. As your Leesburg dentist, I’m always available to help, but your dental hygienist is on your side, too. Here are some topics for you to discuss with the hygienist at your next appointment.
January 11, 2018
As with most professions, dentistry comes with its own terminology. An understanding of basic terms can be very helpful when you and I are discussing your oral and dental health. As your Leesburg dentist, I want to make sure you comprehend any course of treatment that is recommended. With this in mind, I’d like to define 7 common dental terms.
December 17, 2017
Fighting tooth decay is a constant and challenging battle for everyone, but especially for children. Just like adults, kids have millions of oral bacteria that can lead to cavities. Moreover, those little hands can have a tough time brushing and flossing their teeth well. Therefore, as your dentist in Leesburg, I like to routinely apply dental sealants. But children aren’t the only ones who can benefit from these protective coatings. If you are prone to tooth decay, then I may suggest that you have sealants, too.