From prevention to restorative dentistry: We offer the entire range of modern dentistry to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for your entire life. Get an overview here of the types of treatments we offer.
Preventative Care: At least every 6 months
If you take special care of your teeth and they are in good condition, you should come to see us for a checkup at least twice a year. If your teeth are predisposed to problems, you should be on the safe side and make an appointment for preventative care regularly.
Proper oral hygiene habits are learned early. As soon as your toddler can manage a toothbrush (24-30 months), supervised brushing instructions can create beneficial habits that last a lifetime. Remember, children under 6 should be supervised at all times as swallowing toothpaste can be harmful.
Periodonal Disease and Treatment
When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to “periodontitis” (which means “inflammation around the tooth”). In
periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called “pockets”) that become infected. The body’s immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line.
Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break
down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.
The dental hygienist removes the plaque through a deep-cleaning method called scaling and root planing. Scaling means scraping
off the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing gets rid of rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather, and helps remove bacteria that
contribute to the disease. Occassionally a patient may be given an oral antibiotic to help get rid of infection.
Dental cavities are holes in teeth caused by tooth decay. Cavities are also referred to as caries. There are two main factors that contribute to tooth decay: 1. A diet high in sugar and starch and 2. The buildup of plaque. Plaque builds up on the teeth from lack of homecare and is full of bacteria that turns sugar into an acid that dissolves tooth structure causing holes, or cavities.
Top 5 cavity causing drinks
1. Energy drinks
4. Fitness Waters
A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns can either be sent to a lab or made in office with our Cerec machine for same day delivery.
A bridge is a dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied.
Veneers are thin, semi-transclucent "shells" typically attached to your front teeth. Veneers are customized from porcelain material and permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.
Dental Implants are artificial tooth replacements that were first developed half a century ago. Implants arose from the patient's need to secure loose fitting dentures but are also now used to replace missing teeth.
Do you have questions about our services?
Contact us by phone at 540-740-8937 or directly using our contact form.
Call us at: 540-740-8937
Jeffrey S Burns D.D.S
9626 S Congress St
New Market, VA 22844
If you are a patient of record and have a true dental emergency outside of our regular buisness hours, please contact our emergency line at 1-540-217-4461.