Dental Services

Dental Cleaning
To keep your teeth and gums healthy, routine dental checkups are essential. Of course, outside of the dental office you should be brushing your teeth & using antiseptic mouthwash twice a day, as well as flossing & cleaning your tongue daily to minimize plaque and promote fresh breath.
Crowns & Bridges
A crown may be the right choice for you if you need to restore and protect a tooth that is misshaped, decayed, severely discolored, worn, cracked, or broken. Crowns are also used to cover a dental implant or hold a dental bridge in place.

A bridge may be a good choice for you if you have one or more missing teeth that are surrounded by healthy teeth on either side. The bridge itself is a custom-made device with porcelain or metal teeth that are attached together to fill the gap left by missing teeth. Bridges are permanently cemented onto the adjacent teeth. Most bridges have a standard life of 10-20 years if they are properly cared for.

Dentures are a great option for you if you have lost, or are about to lose, all of your teeth due to injury, decay, disease, or surgery. A denture, or false teeth, is a custom-made removable replacement for those who have multiple teeth missing. When properly cared for they can last from 5-10 years before your mouth begins to naturally change and the dentures need to be adjusted.
If you have a tooth that is stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, or irregularly shaped a veneer may be right for you. Veneers have a lifespan of 5-10 years with good oral hygiene and proper care. There are two types of veneers: direct composite veneer or bonded porcelain veneer. A direct composite veneer can be performed in one visit and a porcelain veneer requires a preparation and impression visit and the bonding of the veneer at a second visit.
Root Canal
A root canal, or endodontic treatment, is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected due to a serious injury, crack, or decay of a tooth. This should be treated immediately otherwise a tooth abscess (and severe pain) is likely to occur.
Whitening your teeth can be done with over-the-counter products or by your Dentist. Before choosing to use either method be sure to discuss it with your Dentist as individuals with certain dental work (such as bridges and crowns), infected gums, and sensitive or discolored teeth may not be good candidates for the teeth whitening procedure. Whitening treatments can last from 4-12 months depending on what you eat/drink and the whitening treatment you choose.
Dental Filling
A dental filling may be necessary to repair the surface of your tooth if it has been damaged by wear, decay, or a fracture. Fillings are used to strengthen teeth when damage has been caught early, before it progresses and requires more intensive dental treatments. The lifespan of a fill can be between 5-12 years, depending on what filling material is used.
Periodontal disease is considered a “silent” disease because there is usually no pain associated with this bacterial infection of the gums and tissues. The best way to avoid periodontal disease is to practice good oral hygiene and visit your Dentist regularly. Individuals that have poor oral hygiene, smoke/chew tobacco, take steroids, have a family history of periodontal disease, are pregnant, have heart disease/diabetes/osteoporosis, or take certain drugs are at a higher risk for developing periodontal disease.

Vescovo Family Dentistry, welcomes patients of all ages from toddlers to seniors. We treat all of our dental patients like family. Dr. Joseph Vescovo is excited to provide the Arlington community with excellent dental care ranging from preventative cleanings to complex care including crowns, prosthetics, and periodontics.