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

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction? By drfrey on September 08, 2014

An older man with salt and pepper hair looks to the side and smiles with healthy teeth A sudden traumatic injury or tooth decay over time can cause extensive damage to your teeth and gums, leading to the loss of teeth and making it difficult to perform everyday tasks like eating and talking.  At The Smile Center in Virginia Beach, we believe that the health of your teeth and gums is directly related to your overall physical health. When your teeth and gums are unable to function properly, it can have a negative physical and emotional impact on every other aspect of your life. For this reason, our office offers a range of full mouth reconstruction services including dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. But how do you know if full mouth reconstruction is the best fit for you?

What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

A full mouth reconstruction is not a specific treatment on its own. Instead, it is a combination of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that can be used to correct and restore a smile that has been critically damaged by decay or injury. Unlike a smile makeover, which is a cosmetic transformation, the primary objective of a full mouth reconstruction is restoring a patient’s physical functionality while also creating a smile that is beautiful.

Depending on the extent of a patient’s damage and the results desired, a full mouth reconstruction can include any number of procedures including:

  • Dental Implants
  • Temporary or Permanent Dental Bridges
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Gum Contouring
  • Traditional or Invisalign® Orthodontics
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

During your consultation, your dentist will be able to assess the state of your teeth and gums, and determine a combination of procedures that can help you recapture a strong and healthy smile.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Are you a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction, or will a more simple procedure suffice? Candidates for full mouth reconstruction are patients dealing with complex and serious dental problems, to the point where these problems are having a physical effect on the patient’s life. These problems can include:

  • The loss of multiple teeth to injury, decay, or advanced periodontitis (gum disease)
  • Multiple teeth that are cracked, broken, or worn down from chronic tooth grinding
  • Crowded or misaligned teeth causing disability and jaw pain

Your dentist can determine the presence and extent of these issues, and help you determine the best course of action.

What Could Make Me a Poor Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

There are also some markers that a dentist can use to determine that a patient is not a good fit for a full mouth reconstruction. Patients who are hoping to correct aesthetic flaws, for instance, may be more interested in a smile makeover. Smoking and teeth grinding can also be red flags, as they can negatively interfere with the healing process following procedures like dental implants or laser gum contouring.

Learn More about Full Mouth Reconstruction Today

Everyone deserves to have a full, healthy smile. If you have suffered from damaged teeth, now is the time to act. Contact The Smile Center today toschedule a consultation and find out if full mouth reconstruction is right for you. 

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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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