Restoring Your All-American Smile

We will be celebrating our national birthday — the Fourth of July — in a few days. We hope you and your family will get to enjoy spending time together during the holiday weekend.

Whether you are grilling out, going camping, enjoying some time in or on the water, or taking in a fireworks display, we hope you have a reason to smile.

And we hope you feel free to share your smile wherever you are.

If something about your teeth makes you hesitant to smile, try calling Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S. & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S.

Our dentist office serves patients in and around Fredericksburg, VA, and our restorative services can give you the confidence to smile freely again.

‘What’s Wrong With Your Teeth?’

This may not be a question you hear spoken aloud by anyone, but it may be implied by the looks you see on other people’s faces.

This may happen for a number of reasons.

You may have a tooth or teeth that were severely damaged by tooth decay. Even though more than 90 percent of people will have at least one cavity in their lives, that thought isn’t all that comforting when you have a visible, dark tooth when you try to talk to someone.

Millions of people injure their teeth every year, too. Chipped and broken teeth can happen almost anywhere and anytime.

If you bite into something that’s a little too hard, it can cause you to lose part of a tooth. If you take your eye off the ball for just a moment during a recreational softball game, part of your tooth could break loose. At that point, the game won’t seem as fun.

Lost and missing teeth are another problem. Not only do you have space in your mouth where teeth should be, you also have lost your roots, which can have long-term effects on the health of your jaw.

The Emotional Effects

Physically, your lost, damaged, or decayed teeth can make it more difficult to eat.

In some cases, this can make eating painful. In other cases, you just may have more difficulty biting or chewing certain foods.

This is an issue, but it may not be the worst part of having something wrong with your teeth.

Multiple patients have visited who were so ashamed of their teeth that they rarely smiled. They had become so self-conscious of the problems that they could not enjoy life to the fullest.

We don’t want any of our patients to feel that way. It’s also why we offer a number or restorative services that can get your smile looking as good as — or better than — it ever did.

Restorative Treatments

We want you to know that no matter how bad you think your teeth are, we can probably help. Our restorative care can help whether you need to repair a single tooth or replace every tooth in your mouth.

Here’s how we can do it:

▸ Dental fillings — While we urge every patient to practice preventive dental care, it’s also important to act quickly when you notice a problem. In the case of tooth decay, a dental filling may be all you need to repair your cavity.

And since we use tooth-colored fillings, no one has to know which of your teeth had a cavity.

▸ Dental crowns — Let’s assume that you didn’t act fast enough, and tooth decay ate too much of your tooth for a filling to be a viable option. No need to worry. We can repair your tooth with a dental crown instead.

Dental crowns are a great way to fix chipped and broken teeth, too.

▸ Dental bridges — If you are missing more than one tooth, you can still get your smile back with a dental bridge. This is made by fusing dental crowns together.

▸ Dental implants — Dental implants are made to replace the roots of your missing teeth. They are meant to be paired with other tooth replacements so you get the appearance and the function of a full tooth replacement.

An implant and a dental crown can replace a single tooth. An implant with a dental bridge is a secure way to replace multiple teeth.

Implant-secured dentures are stable and strong enough to restore most of your chewing ability, too.

Smile Again

If celebrating the freedoms that we enjoy in the United States isn’t enough to make you smile, contact Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S. & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S. to find out if restorative dentistry could help.

You can reach our dentist office in Fredericksburg, VA, by calling (540) 369-4926 or by filling out our online form.