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

Cost of Inlays and Onlays

The cost of a dental inlay or onlay depends on a variety of factors, including the dentist’s level of training and the material used. Dental onlay cost is typically similar to an inlay. However, these restorations tend to be larger and may cost slightly more. Treatment cost generally ranges from $650 to $1,200 per tooth, with an average price of $900. Most insurance plans cover some or all of the costs associated with inlay and onlay procedures since these treatments are designed to restore damaged teeth to health.

Treatment cost generally ranges from $650 to $1,200 per tooth

Important Factors to Consider

During an initial appointment, your dentist will outline your treatment options and can provide you with an estimate. Although cost will vary depending on your unique needs, you should generally keep several factors in mind.

Graphic showing cost breakdown of inlays and onlays
The material used to craft your restoration will have a significant effect on your total treatment cost. 

Material

Both inlays and onlays can be fabricated from a range of materials, including porcelain, composite resin, and gold. Porcelain offers the most aesthetic option but it is typically the most expensive. Gold inlays and onlays are more affordable but can negatively affect the aesthetics of your smile. Composite resin, also known as an indirect filling, is also less expensive but prone to staining over time. These types of restorations will typically not last as long as porcelain or gold.

Although pricing is an important factor to take into account for an inlay or onlay, the experience of the dentist you are considering is equally, if not more, important.

Extent of Treatment

The extent of damage or decay requiring treatment can affect the overall cost of your procedure. In general, inlays are used for smaller areas and tend to cost less than onlays. However, if you need more extensive treatment, your dentist may recommend an onlay.

Dentist’s Experience

Although pricing is an important factor to take into account if you have been told you need an inlay or onlay, the experience of the dentist you are considering is equally, if not more, important. The placement of inlays and onlays is technique-sensitive and requires the expertise of a skilled dentist to produce satisfactory results. If placed improperly, an inlay or onlay can interfere with a patient's bite, resulting in the need for additional dental work.

Location of Practice and Lab

In some cases, the location of a dental practice can affect the overall price of your treatment. Since inlays and onlays are custom-made, the dental laboratory your dentist partners with can also play a role in the cost of your restoration. However, choosing a reputable dentist and a trustworthy lab can mean the difference between successfully restoring your tooth and experiencing more substantial issues in the future.

Sedation

While most patients undergo inlay and onlay placement with only local anesthesia, some prefer to be sedated during the procedure, especially if they have dental anxiety. Dental sedation will add to the overall price of your treatment and may not be covered by insurance.

Dental Insurance

Since inlays and onlays are used to treat the effects of decay or trauma, dental insurance typically covers most or all of patients’ treatment cost. A patient with a reasonably good insurance policy can usually expect to pay between $10 and $50 for a gold inlay or onlay, and between $40 and $100 for a porcelain or composite resin restoration.

Financing Options

For individuals without insurance, many dental practices offer financing options to place high-quality care within reach. Healthcare financing plans, such as Compassionate Finance® and CareCredit®, offer loan programs designed to make dental procedures more affordable to a wide range of patients.

Restore Your Smile

In many cases, inlays and onlays can save teeth from more extensive damage or even extraction. During a consultation, your dentist can explain the cost of your treatment options and work with your insurance company to maximize your coverage. 

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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