Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are now open and operating under our full schedule.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we opened with carefully planned and revised office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we are taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

Popular Smile Makeover Treatments By drfrey on May 09, 2014

Virginia Beach Smile Makeover TreatmentsThe difference between a beautiful smile and one marred from imperfections can be astounding. If you are currently embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth, imagine the confidence and social benefits that would come from an all new smile. Our Virginia Beach cosmetic dentistry center offers a variety of techniques to improve the color, shape, and size of teeth, although no one treatment can solve everything. For smiles that suffer from a number of flaws, a combination of treatments may be the best way to achieve truly satisfying results. With a smile makeover, you have the opportunity to improve your teeth dramatically and comprehensively.

How Does a Smile Makeover Work?

A smile makeover is simply a blend of cosmetic options that are tailored specifically to your needs. By meeting with your dentist, you can discuss the ways in which you hope to improve your smile, and a treatment plan will be created accordingly. For some patients, one or two techniques may be enough to achieve the desired results, while other patients may require a more multifaceted approach. Typically, however, there are a few procedures that stand out as particularly effective and popular among our patients. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to conceal flaws while enhancing the overall appearance of teeth. By placing a thin, customized layer of porcelain over a tooth, a veneer can mask some of the most common and glaring cosmetic defects, including:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Intrinsic stains
  • Undersized teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Eroded teeth

In some cases, porcelain veneers can even be used to correct teeth that are mildly crooked, instantly producing a straight, full smile. Furthermore, porcelain offers the highest quality of aesthetics among dental materials. It can be matched to virtually any shade, is stain resistant, accurately mimics the textural qualities of enamel, and is carefully crafted to enhance each individual tooth.

Dental Bonding

Like porcelain veneers, dental bonding can be used for a variety of flaws. This includes many of the same problems, such as chips, stains, erosion, and gaps. However, bonding is applied over tooth enamel instead of replacing it, resulting in an easier and less intrusive procedure. On the other hand, bonding is better suited for smaller or milder problems, as composite resin does not blend in as seamlessly as porcelain.

In a bonding procedure, composite is applied directly over the enamel in thin layers before being hardened through a special light. Composite can thus be used to build upon a tooth’s structure, reshaping it, or to cover blemishes such as discoloration.

Teeth Whitening

Discoloration can occur in one of two ways: intrinsic stains or extrinsic stains. The former can be very difficult to remove, as intrinsic (or “deep”) stains are embedded within the inner dentin of a tooth. Such stains are better left concealed through veneers or bonding. Extrinsic (or “surface”) stains, however, are usually much more easily removable through a teeth whitening procedure.

A single whitening procedure in our office can brighten your smile for years to come, removing the most common stains that tend to create a darker or more yellow smile. Teeth whitening is both safe, quick, and carries few side effects. To see if your smile could benefit from a whitening procedure, speak with Drs. Parr or Frey. 

Invisalign®

Crooked teeth are a common problem, especially for adolescents or adults who never received orthodontic treatment. But braces and similar traditional orthodontic methods can make patients both frustrated and self-conscious during treatment. With invisible braces by Invisalign®, many patients can straighten their teeth with similar results and timelines to those of conventional braces.

Invisalign® utilizes clear plastic trays that slide over teeth, gradually straightening them while remaining surprisingly inconspicuous. Not only are invisible braces a better cosmetic option, but because they are removable, they also allow patients to eat and brush their teeth as they normally would. For mild to moderate crookedness, consider the long-term advantages of Invisalign®.

Come In for Your Consultation

Your smile makeover begins with an initial consultation, wherein you can let us know which improvements you’d like to see in your smile. Through an in-depth discussion of your treatment goals and our available cosmetic services, we can help you decide on one or more techniques to meet your expectations. Contact us to set up your first appointment.

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The Smile Center

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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