Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are planning to reopen our office for patient treatment on Monday, May 4th. Initially we will be open from 8am til 2pm though we will expand those hours as needed.

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 are ONLY opening because we have carefully planned and revised our 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 will be 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

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Implant-Supported Dentures

While many patients want to rebuild their smile after widespread tooth loss, traditional dentures are often uncomfortable and unstable.

At The Smile Center, we offer implant-supported dentures which provide an unparalleled level of stability and protect your oral health.

What exactly makes implant-supported dentures unique?

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Implant-Supported Dentures Offer Unrivaled Benefits

Enjoy a Stable Result

Traditional dentures, while effective at replacing missing teeth, tend to slip out of place at inconvenient times. Implant-supported dentures are anchored directly into the jaw for improved stability and comfort.

Speak and Eat Comfortably

Since implant-supported dentures are so secure, you can feel confident in your ability to enunciate properly and enjoy a full range of foods without discomfort or limitations.

Protect Your Jawbone

After tooth loss, it is common for the jawbone to deteriorate. Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, preventing bone recession and keeping your jaw strong and healthy.

Take a look at how dentures are secured by implants...

Implant-Supported Dentures Can Be Life-Changing

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach, VA, provides full-service restorative dentistry for patients, including dental implants placement and custom-crafted implant dentures. In some cases, Drs. Scott Parr and Tara Frey can convert your existing denture appliance to work with your new dental implants.

At The Smile Center, we understand the importance of a beautifully complete smile. We offer financing options to help you treat yourself to implant dentures, a choice that can be life-changing. To schedule your personal appointment with Dr. Parr or Dr. Frey, please contact us today.

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Implant-supported dentures are held in place by small, biocompatible implants which add stability and comfort to the prosthetic.

About Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant dentures are widely considered to be an ideal solution for extensive tooth loss. When dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw, they fuse to the bone to form a sturdy, structural base. These strong titanium roots securely attach to teeth restorations, providing an experience remarkably similar to natural teeth.

Implant-supported dentures are a permanent, stable replacement solution for a full row or complete set of teeth. The benefits of these dentures include:

Increased Comfort and Stability – Your dentures will never slip out of place or feel loose, so you can enjoy a healthy, varied diet without concern. Fitting securely against your gum line, food particles cannot become trapped and irritate tissue.

Beautiful Aesthetics – With an ultra-snug fit, implant-retained dentures provides a life-like appearance, often indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Oral Health –Since dental implants act as substitute roots, jaw bone loss is significantly reduced, eliminating the need for dentures to be refitted and replaced. Bone resorption occurs naturally with tooth loss, causing shrinking of the oral structure, but implants help avoid this problem.

Implant Dentures at The Smile Center

In many cases, Dr. Parr can perform your implants placement surgery and fit your new teeth on the same day. The first step in the process is an initial exam, including imaging with our computerized topography (CT) scan. This technology allows Dr. Parr to visualize the internal structure of your jaw to determine bone density and plan for implants placement.

Dental implants candidates need a specific degree of bone density to hold the dentures securely in place. If needed, patients can undergo bone grafting to add volume to the jawbone. For patients who need a lower denture only, bone density is often less of a concern. In many cases, the lower teeth can be secured with two or three implants placed toward the front, where bone is naturally more substantial.

Dr. Parr and Dr. Frey provide bar-retained dentures for most patients. These include a thin metal bar that follows the curve of the jaw. The base of the denture appliance is placed over the bar and securely attached with strong clips. Another available option is ball-retained dentures, with ball-shaped implant attachments that snap onto matching sockets on the appliance.

Depending upon the number of implants and their location, you may be able to receive your new teeth the same day of surgery. If not, Dr. Parr or Dr. Frey can provide temporary teeth while your gums heal, a period of a few months. In some cases, he can modify your existing dentures to attach to your implants.

Your new dentures will be permanently attached, and removable by the dentist only. They are maintained with regularly brushing and professional cleanings. With proper care, your beautiful new teeth will last decades, or even a lifetime.

The Smile Center

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