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

Same Day Dental Implants

Tooth loss can not only affect your confidence but also disrupt your daily routine. Without a full set of teeth, it is difficult to enunciate clearly and chew comfortably. Whether you are missing a single tooth, several teeth, or a full dental arch, same day dental implants provide an immediate solution. While traditional dental implants require a three to six month healing period, same day implants and restorations can restore the full form and function of your smile in a single visit.

All-on-4 Dental Implants

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Using the All-on-4® system, a full dental arch can be supported by four implant posts.

How Do Same Day Dental Implants Work?

Advanced 3-D scans and digital planning software make same day dental implants possible. With this revolutionary technology, the dentist can map out the best location for implant placement, and improve the predictability of treatment. The dentist can also create a digital model of your mouth, which will be used to fabricate your restoration. During surgery, your dentist will not only place the dental implants but also attach the abutments, which serve to connect the implants to the restorations. As a result, the dentist can attach a temporary restoration immediately after surgery.

After same day dental implants treatment, you should be able to speak clearly, smile confidently, and chew more comfortably.

One of the more popular brands of same day dental implants is known as All-on-4®. Using only four strategically placed implant posts, the dentist can often replace an entire arch of teeth on the same day as surgery.

Determining Candidacy

During the initial consultation, your dentist will perform a series of x-rays to determine whether you are a candidate for same day dental implants. As implants are placed directly into the jawbone, sufficient bone density is crucial to the success of your treatment. If you have sustained jawbone atrophy following tooth loss, your dentist may recommend a bone graft or sinus lift prior to the procedure. While preliminary treatments may extend your overall treatment timeline by several months, they can ensure a stronger, healthier foundation for implant posts. You may be a candidate for same day implants if you:

  • Have mild to extensive tooth loss
  • Are looking for an alternative to a traditional dental bridge, partial denture, or full arch denture
  • Are in good oral health and free from periodontal disease
  • Have a strong and stable jawbone
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not have health issues that would compromise your rate of healing

Your dentist can review your unique oral health needs and goals and recommend the best form of treatment for you.

Benefits of Same Day Dental Implants

Leaving with your implants and restorations secured can offer several excellent benefits. After treatment, you should be able to speak clearly, smile confidently, and chew more comfortably. In addition, temporaries can improve the aesthetics of your smile, so there is no need to feel self-conscious while you await your final restorations. You will also never have to worry about your implant-supported restorations slipping out of place when you eat or speak, as they are affixed to the implant posts.

One of the most important advantages of dental implants is their ability to preserve the jawbone. After tooth loss, the jawbone no longer receives stimulation from the tooth roots and can begin to deteriorate. Implant posts mimic the tooth roots and stimulate the jaw, promoting bone regrowth and preventing more widespread tooth loss as well as structural issues.

Recovering from Treatment

It is important to remember that same day dental implants will heal similarly to traditional implant posts. Over a three to six month period, the implants will fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. In order to avoid disrupting healing, you should:

  • Maintain a soft foods diet and refrain from eating hard-to-chew foods, such as raw vegetables, nuts, and chips for about six to eight weeks
  • Avoid smoking, as this can slow the healing process
  • Attend follow-up appointments as directed
  • Use gentle brushing and flossing techniques

After you have fully healed, you can return to the office to receive your final restoration. Before affixing the restoration to the implant, the dentist will check to ensure it fits comfortably and securely in your smile and does not interfere with your bite. Should no adjustments be necessary, the dentist can affix the restoration to the implant posts and polish your smile to add the finishing touches.

The Smile Center

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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