Marv Thomas, DDS

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By The Dental Spa
January 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental crowns from your dentist in Woodbridge can enhance your smiledental crowns

Do you have damaged, broken teeth? Are your teeth full of large, crumbly metal fillings? If you answered yes to either of these questions, dental crowns are right for you. Dental crowns can make your teeth stronger, and they can also make your smile more beautiful. Dr. Marv Thomas at The Dental Spa, with two convenient office locations in Woodbridge, VA, wants to share the facts about how dental crowns can enhance your smile.

Dental crowns are often a much better choice than large fillings because a large filling may actually weaken a tooth, causing the tooth to break. A crown strengthens your entire tooth because it covers the whole visible surface of your tooth, spreading the biting pressure over the entire tooth surface. A crown works much like a suit-of-armor, creating a strong, protective shield around the vulnerable parts of your tooth.

Dental crowns are a perfect choice to repair problems like these:

  • Broken, damaged teeth
  • Worn down, aging teeth
  • Brittle teeth from root canal treatment

Today’s dental crowns can also help enhance the looks of your smile. In the past, dental crowns were made of materials that were strong, but not very lifelike. Thanks to modern materials like high-grade dental ceramic, you can have a crown that improves your smile. When you smile, you want the world to see a dazzling smile, not a smile full of ugly, crumbly metal fillings.

You can choose a full porcelain crown which looks exactly like your natural tooth surface. Porcelain reflects light, providing you with a dental restoration that looks beautiful, and is strong too.

If you prefer another material for your crown, you can also choose full gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Dr. Thomas will discuss the advantages of different crown materials with you and help you make the best choice.

Dental crowns are the right choice for just about everyone. They provide unmatched protection and beauty to your teeth, so your smile can really stand out! To find out more about dental crowns and other restorative and cosmetic services, call Dr. Thomas at The Dental Spa, with two locations in Woodbridge, VA and serving the Lake Ridge, VA area. Call today!

Say goodbye to tooth loss and enjoy a strong, beautiful smile again.dental implants

While most people just assume that only older individuals deal with tooth loss, the fact of the matter remains that anyone, no matter their age, can face tooth loss. From facial injuries to severe decay, there are many reasons a tooth may fall out or need to be extracted. Our Woodbridge, VA, dentist Dr. Marv Thomas knows that having gaps in your smile is unsightly and embarrassing, which is why we are happy to share with you how dental implants can get your smile back on track.

Whether you need to replace one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants could actually be a great way to fix your tooth loss for good. After all, implants are truly the only long-term restoration that could actually last you the rest of your life if you maintain good oral hygiene and care for your new tooth.

Implants are designed to function like tooth roots providing the jawbone with the ample stimulation it needs to continue producing new bone cells and to maintain its structure. If you don’t replace your missing tooth you’ll end up dealing with significant bone loss that will also affect the shape of your face, causing premature wrinkles, sagging skin and sunken cheeks. The only way to truly prevent jawbone loss is for our Woodbridge, VA, general dentists to place the dental implant into the jawbone where it will naturally combine with one another to become one.

Since implants are the only tooth replacements that actually become part of your jawbone and tissue, you won’t be able to find a restoration that will function as similarly to natural teeth as dental implants. While any dentist will tell you that the most important thing you can do is preserve as much of your natural teeth as possible, if you do lose a tooth the next best option is dental implants.

Are you ready to say goodbye to tooth loss? We know you are! Let us help you get a beautiful full smile again. The Dental Spa offers two locations within the Lake Ridge and Woodbridge, VA, area. Call to schedule your consultation.

By The Dental Spa
September 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

A damaged or decayed tooth is a dental issue which, if left untreated, can result in major problems or even tooth loss. Luckily, a tooth-fillingscolored filling can restore your smile and maintain its look, providing a natural look. Find out how tooth-colored fillings can benefit your smile with Dr. Mary Thomas at The Dental Spa with two locations in Woodbridge, VA.

What can a tooth-colored filling do for me? 
Tooth-colored fillings are an option for filling in part of a tooth which your dentist removes due to decay or injury. In the past, dentists used amalgam fillings, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, to fill the teeth. While these fillings are effective, they are not aesthetically pleasing as they have a darker color than the tooth in which it sits. A tooth colored filling uses composite resin materials, which comes in many colors that can be matched to the color of your teeth. This option gives a more natural look while providing the same durability.

What does a tooth-colored filling treat? 
Dentists use dental fillings in cases of decay or injury where part of the tooth needs to be restored. If a tooth is decayed, the cure is to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. A cavity, which is a decayed tooth in which the nerve is still intact, requires a simple dental filling. Your dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth and fills it back in with a tooth-colored filling. If the decay reaches the tooth’s inner pulp chamber which houses the tooth’s nerve, the tooth requires a root canal.

Tooth Colored Fillings in Woodbridge, VA
For more information on tooth colored fillings, please contact Dr. Mary Thomas at The Dental Spa. With two locations in Woodbridge, VA and serving the Lake Ridge, VA area, you can be sure to repair your smile at your convenience. Call today to schedule your appointment at The Dental Spa!

What you need to know about dental implants

You’re wondering what’s so special about dental implants. You have wide spaces in your smile due to missing teeth, and now you are dental implantsafraid to smile. You’re wondering if dental implants are the solution you’ve been waiting for. The answer is YES! Dental implants are the modern, high-tech way to restore your full smile. Your dentists at Dental Spa in Woodbridge, Virginia want to help you discover the magic of dental implants.

Your dentists at Dental Spa want you to know why dental implants are a much better choice than bridges, partials or dentures. Implants are far superior because they:

  • Look natural and beautiful, just like your existing teeth
  • Are stable and don’t move when you eat and speak
  • Are convenient because you don’t have to remove them
  • Are conservative because the surrounding teeth don’t need restoration
  • Become a permanent part of your smile

Dental implants are created out of titanium, a uniquely biocompatible material that is kind to your soft and hard tissue, so your body won’t reject the implant. In fact, dental implants have a success rate of over 95% the highest of any surgical implant.

Another great benefit of dental implants is that they help retain the dense bone in your jaw. Your bone grows around the implant, locking it in place. If you have been missing teeth for a long time, your bone will begin to diminish and the pressure of dental appliances makes you lose bone even faster. Your dentists at Dental Spa want you to know dental implants conserve bone and help you keep the youthful contours of your face.

Dental implants are a durable, modern solution to replacing missing teeth, and with proper care, they should last a lifetime. You owe it to yourself to discover why dental implants are so special and how they can help your smile. Call your dentists at Dental Spa in Woodbridge, Virginia today and find out more about the magic of dental implants!



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