Functional Dentistry in Washington D.C. & Alexandria, VA
Functional dentistry can improve everyday life and resolve many mouth, tooth, and gum issues.
Functional dentistry is designed to improve the way the teeth, mouth, and jaw work together for speech, chewing, and smiling. There are several different procedures which can improve patient smiles and resolve bite or gum issues at the same time.
A misaligned bit can cause jaw, neck, head, and shoulder pain. Correcting the bite with an occlusal adjustment can relive pain and resolve many common issues, including tooth pain, tooth grinding, and clicking of the jaw.
When periodontal disease starts to progress, pockets form between the gum and tooth. Functional crown lengthening can reduce the depth of the pockets, and encourage the gum to reattach to the side of the tooth, leaving bacteria no place to hide.
Dr. Justin Zalewsky, Dr. Michael Hoge, and the Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry team offer a range of periodontal treatment options to the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. area, including residents seeking a periodontist in Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Springfield. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge, or request your appointment online.