If you have never had a dental crown, you’re probably a bit unsure of what they actually are. In fact, if you have had a crown, you may still have some of the same questions. Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative dental procedures, designed to look and feel like a natural tooth to maintain long-term dental health.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a sort of cap that goes over a damaged tooth, replacing it with a strong chewing surface. Depending on the patient, Dr. Cavallo offers metal, porcelain, composite, or combined material crowns. Porcelain and composite in particular are designed to be almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
How Do They Work?
The old tooth will be prepared by stabilizing the damage then shaping the tooth to fit the crown. The crown will be custom made to fit your mouth and maintain good alignment. Your custom-fit crown will then be cemented permanently into place for years of use.
What Do They Treat?
One of the most common reasons for dental crowns is tooth decay. Patients may also receive a crown after cracking a tooth or due to excessive wear. The goal of a dental crown is always to restore a healthy natural bite, so they can be used in any instance where the bite has been permanently altered. In some instances, crowns may also be used to replace a tooth that has been permanently discolored, due to injury or some other cause.
Schedule a Consultation
Do you have a dental concern that might be treated by a crown? Contact the office of Dr. Joseph P. Cavallo in Woodbridge, VA. To schedule a consultation and discuss your treatment options, contact us on our website or at (703) 493-1203.
At the dental office of Dr. Joseph P. Cavallo, we are committed to providing high-end dentistry to patients with complex dental problems. We offer a full range of cosmetic and restorative treatments to improve the health and function of your smile. We take pride in offering personalized solutions for your dentistry needs.
If you are looking for a highly trained dentist in Woodbridge, visit our office for the dental care you need.
We love knowing that our patients have had a positive experience at our dental practice. Read some of our most recent patient reviews to learn more about Dr. Cavallo and our dental care team.
I highly recommend Dr. Cavallo. He and his staff are top notch. He takes time to explain things and is very thorough. His staff is very friendly, always helpful and their customer service is outstanding. Dr. Cavallo and his staff have provided excellent care to my father and have helped him deal with some major dental issues. His teeth look amazing. I can’t thank them enough for taking such good care of my family. -M.B.
I first visited Dr. Joe in the early 90’s. He is the best! I have moved around. Never forgot his care and attention. I have a full set of teeth! 64 in October. He did not just fix them. He trained me to care for them. Love ya Dr. Joe! -G.P.
Exxxxxxcellent Dentist. Dr. Cavallo is knowledgeable, nice, friendly and very professional. He really gave the best care possible to me, my husband and children’s. He is an amazing doctor. I highly recommend parents to bring their children’s to see him. Best dentist and our visit was wonderful. Thank you, Dr. Cavallo. Like -R.G.
I am a 69 year old male that for the first time, found reason to review any person or business. Dr. Cavallo and his staff are the most personable and professional group I’ve had the good fortune of encountering. From the first phone call to them until the final great result, I found the entire experience very pleasant. Dr. Cavallo is to be considered a true gem to his craft. -W.P.
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Dental Implants in Woodbridge, VA
Dr. Cavallo is a highly trained implant dentist in Woodbridge, VA. He works with patients on an individual basis to determine which type of dental implants best suit their needs. If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be right for you. We offer full-service dental implants in one convenient location. Dr. Cavallo will examine your teeth, bone, and gums to determine if implants are right for you.
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If you are searching for an experienced and trusted dentist in Woodbridge, VA, visit the dental practice of Dr. Cavallo. To schedule an appointment, call [new_patient_phone_span] or request an appointment online.
With all the products on the market these days, choosing the right dental hygiene products for you can be overwhelming. With every brand making the same claims, what’s the best choice? A lot of choosing dental products comes down to personal preference – choose the brand that feels the most effective to you. However, there are a few things you can be sure to look out for in each part of your hygiene routine.
The backbone of any home hygiene regimen is the toothbrush. Look for a soft-bristled brush; soft bristles are enough to clean the teeth without damaging the enamel or gums. A stuff-bristled brush can even cause your gums to recede. Any other features are up to personal preference. There isn’t much evidence that either regular or electronic brushes do a better job of cleaning your teeth. Electric brushes can, however, be easier to use. This can make then a good fit for patients with mobility or motor control issues. Whatever you choose, be sure to replace your brush or brush head about every three months.
The most important thing to look for in your toothpaste is fluoride. Choose one with at least 1000 parts per million of fluoride, and a seal of approval from the American Dental Association. Anything else is really up to your preference. Use whatever toothpaste feels the best to you.
The major deciding factor when choosing a floss is the spacing of your teeth. If you have widely spaced teeth choose a thicker floss. Dental tape may even be a good option for people with gaps between their teeth. If your teeth are very tightly packed, a thinner floss is going to be more comfortable to use. Any other features – waxed or monofilament, flavored, disposable flossers – is just up to what you like and is familiar.
When choosing a mouthwash, again look for fluoride. For most people, an alcohol mouthwash with fluoride is the best choice. The alcohol will kill the bacteria in your mouth, and the fluoride reduces tooth decay.
Questions? Schedule a Consultation
If you have questions about the best products for your mouth, we are happy to help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Cavallo to discuss your specific needs. Contact our office online or over the phone at (703) 493-1203 and schedule your consultations today.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you may benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry treatments are designed to improve the appearance of your smile and address cosmetic dental concerns. For instance, cosmetic dentistry can be used to address uneven, chipped, discolored, and misshapen teeth.
One of the most common cosmetic treatment options is dental veneers. Dental veneers are composite or porcelain shells that are permanently bonded to the front and sides of your teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. Veneers typically required at least two visits to our Woodbridge, VA dentist office.
If you are wondering if porcelain veneers in Woodbridge, VA are right for you, visit the dental office of Dr. Joseph Cavallo. In the meantime, read on to learn more about porcelain veneers and explore how porcelain veneers can benefit you.
4 Reasons To Consider Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can help restore beauty and balance to your smile. Under the care of an experienced cosmetic dentist, patients can achieve the smile of their dream. In this section, we will explore some of the most common reasons patients should consider porcelain veneers.
You have fractured, chipped, or broken teeth
If you have chipped, fractured, or broken teeth, porcelain veneers may be the solution that you’ve been searching for. Depending on the severity of the damage, Dr. Cavallo may recommend porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of your smile.
You are unhappy with the appearance of your smile
As mention, porcelain veneers can transform the appearance of your smile. Whether you want to address discolored teeth, chipped teeth, uneven teeth, or gapped teeth, porcelain veneers can help you achieve your ideal smile. During your consultation, Dr. Cavallo can assess your smile and discuss your dental concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.
You have misaligned or crooked teeth
We can address minor alignment issues with dental veneers. With advanced orthodontic issues, we may refer you to an orthodontist. During the treatment planning process, Dr. Cavallo can customize veneers so that they meet your desired shape, size, and color. In the end, patients can achieve a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile.
You have worn teeth
Worn teeth can be caused by teeth grinding and clenching. Addressing teeth grinding is the first part of the solution; the second step is finding a solution to address worn or damaged teeth. With porcelain veneers, patients can restore their smile. In addition, veneers can help stabilize the bite and allow patients to chew more comfortably.
Candidacy For Porcelain Veneers
It is important to note that porcelain veneers may not be the ideal solution for all patients. In many cases, patients who are ideal candidates for porcelain veneers should possess these key qualities:
have excellent periodontal health
be in good oral and overall health
practice and maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine
have an adequate amount of healthy tooth enamel
have specific, realistic goals in mind for your smile
Receive Porcelain Veneers in Woodbridge, VA
Visit our Woodbridge, VA dentist office to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. To learn more about porcelain veneers, call (703) 493-1203, or request an appointment online.
Dr. Joseph P. Cavallo provides custom teeth whitening treatment to patients for brighter and whiter smiles. But how do teeth become discolored in the first place, and what can be done to reverse tooth discoloration?
What Stains and Discolors Teeth?
There are several common causes of tooth discoloration, yellowing, and staining:
Smoking and tobacco products: Nicotine, when in contact with oxygen, turns yellow. Tar naturally stains teeth. Years of smoking and tobacco use will yellow teeth and discoloration that can be difficult to remove, but removable with professional whitening.
Certain fruits, sodas, tea, and coffee: These foods and drinks can stain teeth. Sugar found in sodas especially can cause cavities and other dental problems.
Medications: Certain antibiotics and antihistamines can cause discoloration.
Age: As we age, our tooth enamel can wear down, showing the dark underlayer of dentin. Dentin also natural yellows over time.
Injury: Teeth that become chipped due to an injury can become discolored.
Oral care: Poor brushing and flossing habits keep teeth from staying white.
Some of these causes of tooth discoloration can also cause tooth decay and cavities. It is important to get professional whitening treatment that improves oral health and the appearance of teeth.
Teeth Whitening Treatment
Over the counter whitening treatments don’t deliver the results that professional teeth whitening can provide. Over a couple of weeks, our whitening treatment can whiten your teeth up to eight shades.
To begin the process, Dr. Cavallo will create a custom bleach tray to hold the whitening gel for your teeth. The tray is created to conform to teeth and evenly distribute the whitening gel. You can wear the trays in your mouth for several hours per day for effective results.
Results can vary from person to person and can last for six months with the proper oral care. Avoiding staining foods and drinks also help to keep teeth white.
Schedule an Appointment
Do you want a whiter and brighter smile? Tired of discolored and dull teeth? Call us today at (703) 493-1203. You can also schedule an appointment with us online here.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations or to change tooth shape, size or color from staining.
Why Should I Consider Porcelain Veneers?
Strength: Porcelain veneers are made from a strong, durable material; you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods without worry. You can treat your new porcelain veneers as you would your original teeth.
: Veneers can last as long as ten to fifteen years, combined with your regular oral hygiene habits.
Look Natural: Porcelain veneers are made individually for each patient, to match your natural tooth color.
Customization: Impressions of your teeth will be taken of your teeth which means the veneers are custom made and crafted to fit your tooth.
Relatively Quick Procedure: Typically placement of the porcelain veneers can usually be complete within in two visits.
Resistant To Staining: Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, unlike natural teeth. You can maintain brilliant pearly whites, while still enjoying coffee, tea, and other products that normally cause staining of the teeth. But not tobacco products!
Cosmetic Perfection: Porcelain veneers improve teeth that are cracked, chipped, broken, badly discolored, widely spaced, or slightly misaligned. Veneers are solely used for cosmetic purposes and placed on the front, visible teeth. Other options are available for your teeth in the back and side of your mouth.
Little To No Recovery Time: Once the placement procedure is complete, patients can leave our office and immediately get back to enjoying your normal routine, only this time, we a smile you can be proud of.
Flexibility: Porcelain veneers are combined with other treatments such as our professional tooth whitening treatment as a finishing touch to your new, gorgeous smile.
Confidence Booster: An improved smile with porcelain veneers can help you feel more confident about your appearance, giving you the confidence you need at work, and social interactions such as dating.
Do Porcelain Veneers Require Special Care?
No special care is required to maintain your porcelain veneers other than continuing excellent oral hygiene habits, and regular visits with Dr. Joseph Cavallo.
Schedule A Consultation
To request a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph Cavallo contact our Woodbridge, VA dentist office, and learn more about how porcelain veneers can transform your smile into a smile that you have always wanted! Schedule a consultation.
Receding gums is a common dental problem that happens gradually and oftentimes goes unnoticed. When bacteria in the mouth increases, pockets form between the teeth and the gums. This causes the gum line to wear away and expose more of the tooth. Receding gums can lead to tooth decay, bone, teeth and tissue loss.
Symptoms of Receding Gums
If you are exhibiting the following symptoms, you may have developed receding gums.
Visible gaps between the teeth and gums
Chronic bad breath
Swollen, red gums
Causes of Receding Gums
Here are some factors that can cause receding gums:
Poor dental hygiene: Not following good dental hygiene practices will cause the bacteria in your mouth to increase. When this happens, the plaque turns into tartar. To avoid this, brush and floss your teeth twice a day and use an antibacterial mouthwash.
Diabetes: High diabetic levels can cause bacteria to increase in the mouth which can lead to receding gums.
Gum disease: Gum disease is the main cause of receding gums. Increased bacteria in the mouth causes inflammation and infections that destroy gum tissue and bone that hold teeth in place.
Brushing your teeth too hard: Brushing your teeth too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can cause the enamel on your teeth to wear away causing your gums to recede.
Genes: If your family has a history of receding gums, you may be predisposed to gum disease.
Hormones: Fluctuating hormone levels such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can cause the gums to be more sensitive making you susceptible to gum recession.
Tobacco: Cigarettes and chewing tobacco can damage your gums and cause them to recede.
Early diagnosis can slow down and prevent gum loss before too much damage occurs. Dr. Cavallo can treat gum recession through deep cleaning and antibiotics. If there is significant tissue loss you will need gum surgery. If teeth are lost or become misaligned because of gum recession, Dr. Cavallo can offer several dental cosmetic options to replace lost or misaligned teeth.
Dr. Joseph P. Cavallo and the team at Woodbridge VA Dentistry are available to help you choose the best gum recession treatment option that will improve your oral health and restore your smile. Contact us for a consultation.
Traditional braces are often used to realign crooked teeth. However, with advancements in dentistry, there are a variety of dentistry treatments that can be applied to your smile to realign crooked teeth. With over 25 years of dentistry experience, Woodbridge, VA dentist Dr. Joseph Cavallo offers exceptional dental care to each of his patients. Whether you visit his office for a routine exam or you are in need of advanced dental treatment, Dr. Cavallo and his dental care team work with you to provide the highest standard of dental care.
For patients with crooked teeth, it is important to find the right solution for you not only for the appearance of your smile, but for the overall health. Patients with crooked teeth may be more prone to developing gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental issues. Dr. Cavallo performs a thorough exam of your smile to determine which solution best suits your needs.
Correcting Crooked Teeth Woodbridge, VA
Finding the right treatment to address you dentistry needs is important to Dr. Cavallo and his dental care team. During your visit, Dr. Cavallo will perform a routine dental exam to determine if your crooked or misaligned teeth are the result of complex dental issues. Dr. Cavallo has years of training diagnosing and treating patients with complex dental problems. So if treatment is needed, Dr. Cavallo will create a plan specific to your individual needs.
Depending on your dental needs, dental goals, and your lifestyle, Dr. Cavallo may recommend one of these dentistry treatments to correct your crooked smile.
Porcelain veneers: are thin ceramic shells that fit comfortably over the front and sides of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are often used to address gapped teeth, discolored teeth, and teeth with minor alignment problems. Dr. Cavallo will work with you to create natural looking, long-lasting porcelain veneers that will provide the solution you’ve been searching for.
Invisible Braces: are a convenient, discrete solution for patients who need to realign their smile. With invisible braces, patients can remove their aligners to eat and perform a normal oral hygiene routine. Invisible braces can be an ideal solution for both teens and adults in need.
Dental Bonding: can usually be completed in just one visit to our Woodbridge dental office. Dental bonding can be used to improve the appearance of crooked teeth.
Schedule A Consultation In Woodbridge, VA
As a trusted cosmetic dentist, Dr. Cavallo is dedicated to providing the highest standard and quality of dental care. Through continuous education, Dr. Cavallo stays on the forefront of the latest methods and technology in dentistry to provide his patients with the dental care they need. If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your options, you can contact our Woodbridge, VA dental office or schedule an appointment online.
Have you been thinking about cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile? You may have some questions about which procedure will whiten your smile, or what cosmetic treatment can hide a chipped tooth. You may even be wondering how to choose the right cosmetic dentist for you.
Woodbridge, VA cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph Cavallo can help answer your cosmetic dentistry questions. Watch the videos below to learn more about how modern cosmetic dental procedures can help you enjoy a more beautiful, confident and healthy smile!
How do I choose the right cosmetic dentist?
What are porcelain veneers?
Is teeth whitening effective?
Dr. Cavallo is a highly trained cosmetic dentist who is committed to continually expanding his technique and skill through advanced education courses. Our dentist office is equipped with state of the art dental technology so we can provide our patients with cosmetic dental procedures that are more natural looking and longer lasting. Give us a call at [new_patient_phone], or request an appointment online today.
Welcome to our Woodbridge, VA cosmetic dentist office where our patient’s well-being is our number one priority. Led by concierge dentist Dr. Jospeh Cavallo our dental care team provides high-quality dentistry tailored to our patient’s unique needs and goals. We foster a welcoming, warm environment for the ultimate comfort of our patients.
Dr. Cavallo works to build positive dentist-patient relationships founded on trust and open communication. Our entire dental care team is committed to ensuring patients feel well informed and confident in their oral health care decisions. Through patient education, we help our patients stay actively involved in the dental care.
Hear and see Dr. Cavallo speak about the unique dental experience our Woodbridge dentist office offers.
Dr. Cavallo has had over 25 years of experience and hundreds of hours of advanced education and is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Cavallo offers comprehensive dental health care from implant dentistry to cosmetic and restorative procedures we have all the services you need to maintain your most natural, beautiful smile.
Whether you are looking to whiten your smile or are in need of a total smile reconstruction, our dental care team can handle all aspects of your dental care. Our services are designed to first address the functional aspects of your oral health so that Dr. Cavallo can help you achieve the aesthetics you desire.
If you are looking for a uniquely personal and high-quality dental experience, contact our Woodbridge, VA dentist office or request a consultation online. We invite patients from all over VA and the world to visit our dentist office.