Sunshine Dentists in Burke, VA

Burke Restorative Dentistry

Dental Care with Transparency

Burke restorative dentistry has come a long way over the years. Every procedure, every treatment we provide – from dental fillings in NOVA to crowns and bridges — is more minimally-invasive, conservative, and preventive than ever. Modern restorative dental care is also more comfortable and convenient.

Both Dr. Kristen Donohue and Dr. Bita Ellis will tell you that this branch of dentistry is an essential part of our patients’ services. Gone are the days of having to work in partnership with a specialist for part or all of your treatment. Your Sunshine Dentists can get you and your smile the level of care you deserve wrapped in comfort and reassurance courtesy of our team that you love and trust.


Do you remember when your dentist would tell you that you needed a filling, and your heart would sink just a little? Relax and know that needing dental fillings in NOVA is not the end of the world. Thanks to so many amazing advancements in dental technology, tools, and materials, we’re able to provide you with a more comfortable and natural dental restoration experience. Once you see the results, you will wonder why getting a filling was so complicated ten or even twenty years ago. Your Sunshine Dentists only use composite or tooth-colored material for all of our dental fillings in NOVA. This is because it’s healthier for you than amalgam fillings of the past, and also because once the work is complete, no one will ever know you’ve had work done. It’s a composite resin, which is a mix of plastic and powdered glass that can precisely mimic the natural appearance of your teeth’s enamel. Don’t worry about dental fillings in NOVA ever again. Our talented team and technology have you and your smile covered.

Porcelain Inlays/Porcelain Onlays

If you learn that you have a cavity that’s simply too big or too damaging that dental fillings in NOVA won’t do the trick, your dentist might recommend a porcelain inlay or onlay. As part of your comprehensive Burke restorative dentistry plan, both porcelain inlays and onlays are effective and efficient at bringing back function to damaged teeth. Instead of relying on composite fillings to fix a cavity, we turn to porcelain in some cases. Porcelain is more durable than other filling materials and requires your inlay or onlay to be expertly crafted in a dental laboratory.

What’s the difference between a porcelain inlay and onlay? It goes like this:

Inlays – Inlays are generally smaller than porcelain onlays because it’s used to fill a cavity that’s located inside one cusp of your tooth. (A cusp is the tiny bumps you can see and feel at the tops of your teeth.)

Onlays – An onlay is bigger and is put to use when there’s a larger space to cover or more than one cusp. Onlays generally extend over your tooth.

If you have questions or want to learn more about how porcelain inlays and onlays work, talk to us. We’re here to help and discuss your personal treatment options.


Your Sunshine Dentists generally rely on crowns and bridges as an integral part of our Burke restorative dentistry services that we offer to patients of all ages. Both of these fixed dental restorations are a popular option with patients who are interested in fixing missing natural teeth. Our bridges and dental crowns are all metal-free and blend seamlessly with your remaining teeth for an enhanced smile that no one will ever know was repaired by the dentist. Some patients prefer dental crowns over traditional dental fillings in NOVA or porcelain inlays and onlays. This is because dental crowns offer more improved aesthetics and durability. The same can be said for bridges versus removable dentures.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

One of the ways dental crowns offer the utmost protection to a damaged tooth is that it protects your remaining natural tooth structure, so there’s no need for a dental implant. Patients who have a tooth or teeth that have become weakened due to previous root canal therapy can also benefit from the protection provided by dental crowns.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

There’s no question that dental bridges bring back functionality to your damaged smile, making it easier for you to chew food and eat more efficiently. Believe it or not, a dental bridge can also improve the clarity of your speech that can sometimes be compromised due to the absence of your natural tooth or teeth.

Talk to us today about how we can restore your smile with dental crowns and bridges.

Partial Dentures

Missing a tooth or two is actually more common in the United States than you might think, especially as we grow older and our teeth become more damaged. We understand that missing one or multiple teeth can really have an intense impact on both your confidence and your health. The good news is that you’ve got options that are long-lasting and comfortable. Depending on the number of remaining healthy teeth you have or where your gaps are located, your Sunshine Dentists might recommend you consider a partial denture as part of your Burke restorative dentistry plan for treatment.

The best candidates for partial dentures are patients who are only missing a few teeth. We use our expert technology and training to create exact impressions of your mouth so that we can work with our state-of-the-art dental laboratory to create your custom-fit partials. If you have questions about how partial dentures work and want to know more, please contact us for a consultation.

Oral Surgery

There’s something about oral surgery that doesn’t sound fun at any age. But with your Sunshine Dentists, you won’t have to worry. Before we ever make a recommendation to have a tooth extraction, we’ll always consider other options first. After all, we care about protecting and preserving as many of your natural teeth as possible for as long as we can. (There’s nothing quite like them.) If you do have a tooth that we cannot save, please know that you’re in good hands with us. We have the training and experience to complete minor extractions in our Burke dental office. For more in-depth cases or treatments such as wisdom tooth removal, we will work with our trusted oral surgeon partner to get you set up for a pain-free, surgical success. Oral surgery is a solution that we usually put on the back burner unless you have a tooth or teeth that are putting you and your oral health in jeopardy. Whatever Burke restorative dentistry treatments your smile needs to be healthy, please know that you can always talk to us at a consultation for honest advice you can always trust.

A History of Healthy

Burke restorative dentistry has long been relied on by dentists and patients to bring life back to a weak smile. When new patients and families call our office looking for help, we often hear “this or that hurts” or “my tooth is broken.” Immediately, we think of the effective, efficient solutions we can provide thanks to the power of restorative dental care. Sure, we offer durable dental fillings in NOVA and partial dentures, but we never recommend a treatment that’s unnecessary or illogical for your oral health goals. We actually take the time and put in the genuine effort to get to know:

  • You
  • Your dental history
  • Your needs and expectations

Whether you’ve just relocated to Burke, Clifton, Centreville, or anywhere in Northern Virginia for work, or you’re an honored member of our extended military family; there’s a restorative dentistry solution to improve your smile health.

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This is your chance to fix your smile imperfections and discomfort — finally. Talk to our team about scheduling an appointment to spend some time together, working on improving your current dental and overall health. It’s a win-win you won’t want to miss.

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