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

Same Day Veneers

Teeth that are discolored, crooked, cracked, or gapped can keep you from displaying your smile with confidence. Same day veneers placed by a skilled cosmetic dentist provide an excellent option for transforming patients’ appearances. Traditional veneers created by lab technicians have been widely used for decades, but many dentists today offer same day veneers using CAD/CAM technology. For the right patients, same day treatment can provide a convenient alternative and instant results.

An Immediate Transformation

Close up of veneers
Same day veneers can provide an incredible enhancement in just one visit to your dentist's office.

Advanced Technology for More Convenient Care

Same day veneers use CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technologies, such as CEREC®, to design and produce dental veneers in just one office visit. These systems combine a small intraoral camera, 3-D imaging technology, specialized software, and an in-office milling machine. The precision of CAD/CAM technology streamlines the entire process, saving you time and money, while delivering incredibly natural-looking results.

Same day veneers provide patients who want to address a number of cosmetic imperfections the opportunity to achieve instant and gratifying results.

With this advanced technology, digital impressions are taken, eliminating the need for messy and uncomfortable tray and putty impressions. Once the images are captured, they are uploaded to a chairside computer. Using state-of-the-art software, the dentist will design each veneer to enhance the natural aesthetics of your smile, carefully selecting the appropriate shade and size. As you wait for the milling machine to fabricate your restorations, the dentist will prep your teeth, removing a small amount of enamel to ensure a realistic effect. Once the veneers are completed, they will be securely bonded in place.

Traditional Veneers vs. Same Day Veneers

Traditional veneers require at least two office visits and several weeks for fabrication at an off-site lab. Most patients will be provided with temporary veneers while they wait. In contrast, same day veneers offer:

  • More Convenient Treatment: With same-day service, the treatment is streamlined, reducing the amount of office visits.
  • Lower Treatment Cost: Same day restorations are often less expensive than traditional veneers. No temporary veneers are required and the entire treatment process is condensed, which can lower costs.
  • Greater Control: Since the veneers are fabricated in-office, adjustments can be made immediately. The porcelain used to fabricate the veneers can also be precisely shade-matched against the patient’s smile.

During your initial consultation, the dentist will determine your candidacy by performing a complete examination. They will take the time to listen to your cosmetic goals and create a treatment plan intended to meet those expectations, while guiding you through the same day veneers process.

How to Care for Same Day Veneers

Maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting the dentist every six months will help extend the longevity of your veneers. Maintenance tips include:

  • Avoid using your teeth to open packages
  • Do not bite your nails or chew on ice or other hard objects
  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco products

You should also minimize your consumption of deeply colored foods and drinks, such as red wine, coffee, tea, and dark berries. Although porcelain is stain-resistant, these items can darken the underlying teeth and dental cement.

Instantly Transform Your Smile

Same day veneers can offer lasting and beautiful results for 10 years or longer. It is important to choose a skilled and well-trained cosmetic dentist who can provide examples of past results. A consultation is necessary in order to learn more about your candidacy and whether same day veneers are right for you. 

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