You’ll find Oakton Family Dentistry at 3050 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 201, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Our office accepts a variety of payment methods so you can pay whatever way works for you! We also offer financing through Cherry Finance, and we accept 98% of all PPO insurance plans.
As a family dentistry provider, we treat the dental needs of all family members, no matter the age.
Yes, even if you follow stringent at-home dental care, you should still attend your routine cleanings. At Oakton Family Dentistry, our expert providers use specialized tools to reach areas you can’t at home, plus can offer additional protection like fluoride treatment and sealants.
While your dental cleaning appointment may include other types of care or attention, the cleaning itself includes removing plaque (sticky build-up) and tartar (hard build-up) from your teeth—this includes between the teeth and along the gum line.
Recommended at least every six months for patients of every age, a dental exam and x-ray helps our team monitor your smile health, notice any changes or issues, and keep your teeth and gums in great shape!
We may suggest more frequent visits due to smoking, genetic tendencies for tooth issues/gum disease, frequency of cavities, and other health/lifestyle factors.
No, a teeth cleaning isn’t the same as a dental exam. A teeth cleaning does a great job of removing plaque and tartar. It also improves the appearance and feel of your teeth via the polishing, which provides more difficult surface to which plaque can attach.
A dental exam, done after a teeth cleaning, ascertains the function and health of your entire mouth.
Our fluoride treatment delivers a much higher level of fluoride for heightened remineralization and strengthening of depleted tooth enamel.
Plaque is a sticky film that can coat your teeth. It’s made out of food, saliva, and bacteria. When sugar or starches remain on your teeth, the bacteria present ingest that and create acids that eat into your tooth enamel, causing tooth decay. This decay creates holes in your teeth know as cavities.
When you come to Oakton Family Dentistry for your routine teeth cleaning and exam, it’s not just about how well you’ve brushed and flossed. Our licensed professionals look closely for tooth decay and gum disease too. We also check for changes in bone and ligament structure and check for signs of cancer in the oral cavity. Plus, we have the latest tools and techniques to safely and effectively address issues, from cleaning and tarter removal, to x-rays and scanning devices.
Both choices for brushing your teeth are good when used correctly for the full 2 minutes. However, if we have to give an answer, electrical toothbrushes win. Studies show that electric versions decrease more plaque and gingivitis than regular toothbrushes. Ask us about our professional recommendations for the right electric toothbrushes for you and your family.
You’re not alone. Some patients don’t have the dexterity for wrapping and using dental floss. That’s okay! We can recommend alternatives that get the job done, so that your at home dental care in Fairfax keeps your smile healthy and strong.
Our dental sealants are made from dental grade thin plastic material that is bonded to the tooth surface.
Crowns are a great choice when larger areas of decay or trauma reach a tooth’s interior. However, there needs to be at least 1/4 of the tooth remaining, and it needs to be decay-free, for a crown to work properly.
No, a filling doesn’t have to look metallic. Modern dentistry provides filling material that can be indistinguishable from the surrounding tooth color.
Fillings and crowns in Fairfax have different times to finish them. A filling is usually done within a single visit. A crown, however, requires 2 visits—one to prepare the tooth and make molds, the second to do final fitting on the crown and cement it in place.
Swollen and/or tender gums indicate an issue. Other indicators include bleeding when you floss, your gums beginning to pull back (recede) from your teeth.
Advanced gum disease allows bacteria into the underlying structures. Because bacteria forms in your mouth daily, these stages of gum disease can only be managed.
If you have to leave a message, your emergency dentist in Fairfax will usually call back within 15 minutes.
No, it’s the same quality care. You may receive care from another Oakton Family Dentistry professional should your regular doctor be unavailable, but our commitment to excellent care will always be there.
Call us for recommended steps to see if you can wait to get back home. If not, we can recommend other steps to find emergency dentistry where you are.
Indeed, veneers are a permanent solution as they are firmly attached to your teeth. In just two appointments, you can achieve the desired shape, contour, size, and color of your teeth.
In most instances there is very little to no sensitivity, but with some patients that have hyper-sensitive teeth or gum recession, longer sensitivity persist.
Yes, implant posts can be used as anchor points to support and secure special sets of dentures. If this interests you, ask us about it at your next exam.
The best candidates have healthy gums, sufficient bone density, have good oral hygiene, and don’t smoke. Ask your dentist if you’re a good candidate.
Your professional team at Oakton Family Dentistry will ensure your maximum comfort during any procedure. Your dentist may recommend or proscribe appropriate pain medication discomfort in days following certain procedures as necessary.
Yes, for the better! From the aesthetic appearance to the teeth function and bite alignment, it will be improved for the best smile possible.
As oral surgeons, our expertise focuses on the oral cavity and surrounding structures. Our practice has been designed from the ground-up to support oral health.
General dentistry covers most oral health procedures. However, more complicated ones, such as for cancer patients and accident victims, require more complex treatment such as oral surgery.
You have your dentist here, but you also have our whole team ready to step in and help you get better!
These translucent, removable aligners progressively straighten your teeth over the course of approximately 6 to 12 months.
No, the advanced design and ease of Invisalign aligners typically cost the same as braces.
No, it’s actually quite easy. You remove the aligner and brush it much like brushing your teeth, in lukewarm water, using Invisalign Cleaning Crystals. That’s it.
Services available at your Fairfax dentist include:
- Routine Dental Cleanings
- Family Dentistry
- Oral Exams & X-Rays
- Flouride & Sealants
- Fillings & Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Root Canals & Extractions
- Gum Disease/Periodontal Disease Treatment
- Emergency Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Implants
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation / Full Mouth Restoration
- Oral Surgery
- Bone Grafting
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Invisalign Braces / Orthodontia