According to DentistyIQ.com, the average dental practice placed an average of 13 single dental crowns per month in 2016, making the procedure fairly common. But just because your dentist says you need a crown doesn’t mean you can’t—or shouldn’t—ask questions before deciding to go ahead with the procedure. I often see patients looking for a second opinion after they’ve been told that they need several crowns. As a Leesburg dentist, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have on the topic. In fact, here are some questions you should ask about dental crowns.
October 5, 2018
September 21, 2018
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.
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.
April 17, 2017
If you’ve ever had a toothache, then I don’t need to tell you how painful one can be. Depending on the severity, you may be unable to work or sleep. What causes a toothache? There are a number of possibilities. For example, people with gum disease often experience pain, especially if the disease is advanced. Other times, the discomfort is what’s known as referred pain from a sinus infection that can make the teeth along your upper arch ache. But the most common reason is linked to the nerve that is deep inside a tooth. In this case, the pain is often unbearable and endodontic care or a root canal is required.
October 11, 2016
Knowing your options is always an important strategy. In the case of tooth replacement, there are a few choices: crown and bridge, partial and full dentures and dental implants. Whenever possible, I like to recommend dental implants in Leesburg. These tooth replacements offer distinct advantages over the others and provide a more lifelike tooth and smile for patient comfort and aesthetic appeal.
July 10, 2016
The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that some 35 million Americans do not have any teeth, and approximately 178 million are missing at least one tooth. Those numbers are expected to increase as baby boomers continue to age. Tooth loss can be the result of severe decay and periodontal disease or the result of traumatic injury, cancer, or abnormal wear. Regardless of the reason, tooth replacement is vital in order to avoid other oral health problems and even consequences to your general health. I offer several different options for tooth replacement.
October 31, 2015
No matter how excellent your oral hygiene is, most adults will usually need some type of restorative dentistry throughout their lifetimes. Sometimes tooth decay or damage is so severe it requires extraction — but root canal therapy offers an alternative that allows your dentist to restore the tooth back to its original health. The treatment is often associated with being extremely painful, but at Groy Family Dentistry we know that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, root canal therapy is a highly effective treatment option that patients are always so glad they chose. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from root canal therapy in Leesburg, VA.
February 9, 2015
When you are missing any of your natural teeth, the entire balance of your bite and your smile is dramatically diminished. Whether your tooth loss is due to decay, periodontal disease, or injury, replacing those missing teeth is the single most important thing you can do. At Groy Family Dentistry, we understand the impact that missing teeth can have on your health and on your daily life. That’s why we are proud to offer premium quality, fully custom-crafted dentures and partials to our patients from Leesburg, VA and nearby communities.
Reclaiming Your Smile with Custom Dentures
Missing even a single tooth can drastically alter your lifestyle in more ways than one. When a missing tooth isn’t replaced in a timely manner, surrounding teeth begin to shift and tilt inward toward the gap in an attempt to take on more of the work required to chew. Bone tissue in the jaw begins to deteriorate, a problem that contributes to further tooth loss.
In addition, people with missing teeth tend to feel self-conscious about their appearance. They typically smile less often, and this can lead to loss of self-confidence. With dentures, you can show off a beautifully seamless smile that shines as brightly as your personality. Dentures can help support the structure of your facial contours, giving you a more youthful and attractive appearance.
One of the most important reasons to get dentures surrounds not only your oral health, but your overall physical wellness. After all, when you are incapable of chewing properly, your body can become weak and malnourished. Dentures allow men and women who have lost multiple teeth to continue to enjoy a fully balanced diet of healthy foods; this becomes particularly important as we age. With quality-crafted dentures and partials, you can feel free to eat more of the foods you love and need for continued health and well-being.
Schedule Your Restorative Dentistry Consultation
If you are considering your tooth replacement options and you’d like to learn more about custom dentures in Leesburg, VA, please give us a call at Groy Family Dentistry today. Our experienced doctors and dedicated team are committed to helping each and every one of our patients enjoy improved oral health and a smile they’ll love for life. Our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes families from throughout Leesburg and the surrounding areas, including Ashburn, Purcellville, Hamilton, Lovettsville, Middleburg, and beyond.