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

Treatment Options for Chipped Teeth By drparr on December 08, 2015

Close up of a smile with a chipped front toothIf you have a chipped tooth, then you are probably concerned for a number of reasons. For one, it is affecting the appearance of your smile, a fact of which you are reminded every time you look in the mirror. For another, you might be worried about how this chip might be affecting the structural integrity of your tooth. Could it lead to worse problems down the line?

Fortunately, at The Smile Center, the restorative and cosmetic dentistry practice of Drs. Scott Parr and Tara Frey, we offer a number of outstanding treatment options to repair chipped teeth. Our dentists take the time to explain these treatment options for chipped teeth in detail during consultations at our Virginia Beach, VA practice so that patients can make the most informed and confident decisions possible regarding their care.

If you have one or more chipped teeth, we urge you to tend to them sooner rather than later by visiting The Smile Center at your earliest convenience.

How Are Chipped Teeth Treated?

Chipped teeth can occur as a result of trauma or injury to the tooth or as a result of an underlying dental problem. If a chip results from the latter, then it is important to diagnose and treat the problem. In any event, the most appropriate treatment for a chipped tooth depends largely on the cause of the chip, as well as the severity of the chip and the goals and budget of the patient.

The treatments available for treating chipped teeth include:

  • Tooth-colored dental fillings: For chipped side teeth, our dentists can use a composite resin material matched to the color of the natural tooth to fill the chip. Tooth-colored dental fillings are as strong and durable as silver amalgam fillings, but they are mercury free and far more aesthetically appealing.
  • Inlays and onlays: If a chip is too large for the tooth to support a tooth-colored dental filling, but not large enough to require a dental crown, then our dentists may fill the chip with an inlay or an onlay. An inlay is a custom-crafted ceramic restoration that fits within the protruding cusps of a tooth, while an onlay extends to one or more of the cusps.
  • Dental crowns: For chips that are too large to support an inlay or an onlay, our dentists will cover the entire visible surface area of the tooth with a dental crown. A dental crown will protect the natural tooth and prevent the chip from leading to further damage.
  • Porcelain veneers: If your chip affects one of the front teeth, a porcelain veneer may provide an ideal solution. Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth to conceal chips and other cosmetic imperfections. They are customized to complement surrounding natural teeth in terms of color, shape, size, and even texture.
  • Dental bonding: By applying a composite resin material to the front surfaces of teeth, our dentists can conceal chips. Dental bonding offers an outstanding, cost-efficient alternative to porcelain veneers.

Learn More about Treatment Options for Chipped Teeth

To learn more about our treatments for chipped teeth, please contact The Smile Center today.

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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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