It is very important to take proper care of your mouth. It is also important to know when something more serious might be on the horizon. Throughout the day, your mouth is exposed to a wide range of bacteria. This makes it one of the most susceptible areas of your body for infection if not properly cared for. This is why it is so important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day and do everything in your power to keep your teeth as clean as possible.

Our periodontist is available to treat periodontal disease or place implants.

Dental Implants

There are different options to replace missing teeth, but when a tooth is extracted many times, the best option regarding longevity and appearance is a dental implant (instead of a bridge or dentures). With an implant, a specially fabricated titanium cylinder is inserted through the gum line.

The replacement tooth is then inserted onto the implant. These dental implants can be offered for single missing teeth, groups of teeth or can be used to make dentures more retentive.

Has your dentist referred you to a periodontist in Herndon VA? Call Cattafesta Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 703-620-4050 to schedule an appointment!

If you are looking for a periodontist in Sterling VA or the surrounding areas, we are just a short drive away!

Tissue Grafting

Tissue grafting may be required if your gums have receded which can happen due to several reasons. Though you may not know exactly the reason that caused the recession, our trained and expert staff at Cattafesta Family Dentistry can help you identify potential factors.

When you receive tissue grafting, you are protecting your gums from further decay and helping reduce tooth sensitivity. Whatever the reason may be for receiving the service, you will leave with a new and beautiful smile!

Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession is usually caused by advanced gum disease (periodontitis). Gingivitis is the beginning stages of periodontitis and if it is left untreated, gum disease can progress further and can cause serious damage. Advanced gum disease can cause the following:

  • Gums to pull away from the teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth that fall out

Symptoms that may point to someone experiencing gum recession can be noted as the following:

  • Teeth having sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Teeth appearing longer than normal
  • Growing spaces between teeth
  • Roots of teeth begin to show

Tissue Grafting

When you come to Cattafesta Family Dentistry for your tissue grafting procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic so it will numb all areas involved. We also provide medicine to help you relax if needed. Your comfortability is important to the staff at Cattafesta Family Dentistry!

Contact Cattafesta Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Today!

For more information on tissue grafting or to make an appointment, call Cattafesta Family Dentistry today at 703-620-4050.

Crown Lengthening

For patients who feel they need to fix their “gummy” smiles, Cattafesta Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides crown lengthening services to help reshape the gum line and enhance the appearance of your smile.

What is Crown Lengthening?

Some people have a “gummy mouth.” This simply means their gums have grown over their teeth, making them appear smaller than they should!

Crown lengthening can help! During the procedure, our skilled dentists reshape the excess gum and bone tissue you have. This allows your teeth to be more visible. The procedure can be done to one or two teeth, though it may need to be done to your whole mouth!

Dental Crown Lengthening

We may also ask if you want to do dental crown lengthening at the same time. We do this whenever you have damaged teeth whether from decay or other damage. Our dentists will still reshape the gum and bone tissue, but they will also restore your bad teeth.

If you have any questions about crown lengthening or would like to be seen, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 703-620-4050.