Restorative Dentistry In Fredericksburg

Restorative Dentistry In Fredericksburg

Hello Folks. Happy holidays from your friends at Moss dental office of Fredericksburg, Virginia! We hope that you are making the most of what’s left of 2015. Don’t forget that most insurance benefits reset with the calendar year, so, be sure to schedule your 2016 appointments sooner than later.

Our mission is simple: to optimize your oral health and to allow you to feel good enough about your teeth to smile with passion. We like to focus on prevention, but if anything is ever amiss in your mouth, we are also here to employ restorative dentistry solutions aimed at getting you back on track as quickly as possible.

As the name implies, restorative dentistry restores teeth or parts of teeth that have been broken, damaged, or decayed. We have many options, from simple fillings to implant-retained dentures, to meet your specific restorative dental needs.

In today’s blog post, we will examine some of these techniques and we hope that by the end you will be inspired to address any ongoing issues you may be dealing with.

Mercury-Free Fillings

After removing decay and cleaning your tooth, we place a filling in the cavity to protect your tooth from further decay and infection. We use composite resin fillings that are metal free and match the color closely with your other teeth.

Dental Implants

Losing a tooth is bad news on many levels. To replace missing teeth, dental implants are used to take the place of tooth roots to anchor an individual replacement tooth or several teeth. We usually complete the tooth restoration using crowns. Implants are a very versatile tool in restorative dentistry. In addition to replacing teeth individually, they can be used to anchor fixed bridges or implant-retained dentures.


To cover and protect a badly damaged tooth, or a tooth that has undergone a root canal, a crown is placed over the existing tooth. Crowns are made to look just like natural teeth. A crown completely covers the visible part of the tooth at and above the gum line. Crowns are also used to restore implants and are used in bridges.


These are aptly named devices. To literally “bridge” the gap left by missing teeth, bridges are employed. In a traditional bridge, crowns are made to cover the teeth (or implants) on either side of the missing tooth. Those support teeth are called abutment teeth. The middle tooth, called a pontic, is the replacement for the missing tooth.


This is a time-tested technique. To replace a full upper or lower arch of teeth, removable dentures are the traditional choice. Dentures are artificial teeth set in molded plastic to fit over your gums. They are kept in place with adhesive. We also offer implant-retained dentures as a more permanent and secure alternative to removable dentures.

Learn More, Get Started!

Come and see us in the New Year! We are your trusted source for dental restorations in the Fredericksburg, VA area. Call (540) 369-4926, or click here to visit our Moss appointment page today!