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

CEREC machine and digital rendition of crown

CEREC

Getting a traditional crown, veneer, or other restoration is often uncomfortable, involves messy impressions, and takes weeks to finish.

With the advanced CEREC system, your dentist uses a digital scanner to design and fabricate a restoration in the office in a single visit.​

Sound too good to be true? 

CEREC machine and digital rendition of crown

Treatment with CEREC Typically Takes an Hour or Less

No Messy Impressions

With CEREC, you skip the impressions altogether, meaning no uncomfortable trays, no slimy impression material, and no jaw pain.

No Follow-Up Appointment

Unlike conventional restorations, CEREC treatment can be completed in a single day. That means no waiting around for your restoration and no annoying second trip to your doctor's office.

No Uncomfortable Temporary Restoration

Instead of struggling with a temporary restoration that doesn't fit comfortably or look the way you want, you can walk out of the office with a comfortable, natural-looking crown or veneer.

CEREC milling machine CEREC milling machine

In-Office Fabrication of Metal-Free Crowns and More

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It is an innovative system which uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to design and create restorations in just one visit. Developed by Dentsply Sirona, CEREC creates high-quality, metal-free dental restorations, including crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays.

CEREC software

A Complete Restoration

The design and fabrication process can be completed in under an hour.

in 5 Easy Steps

The design and fabrication process can be completed in under an hour.

Scan

Using a small intraoral camera, your dentist can take precise 3-D images of your smile while avoiding the discomfort of an impression tray.

Design

The scans are transmitted to the CEREC software, which allows your dentist to quickly design a beautiful, natural-looking restoration.

Create

The CEREC software sends the final design to the in-office grinding and milling unit, an extremely precise device which can craft your restoration. 

Refine

Your doctor can make chairside adjustments to your restoration to ensure it fits comfortably and looks completely natural.

Place

At the end of your appointment, your doctor will bond the restoration into place, allowing you to walk out of the office with a fully restored smile.

Restorations Made with CEREC Are Just as Stable as Lab-Made

CEREC Restorations Cost about the Same as Those Made in the Lab

In general, ceramic restorations made in your doctor's office with the CEREC system cost roughly the same as those made at an off-site lab. For example, an all-porcelain crown made in a lab typically costs $800 to $3,000. Costs for CEREC crowns also start at about $800. While the initial cost of your CEREC crown may be higher, you will likely save money on other fees.

Type of Restoration Lab Fees Multiple Visits Insurance Coverage
CEREC X X
Lab-Made

The final cost of your restoration will depend on a few factors, including the type of restoration you need and your doctor's experience.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are interested in a CEREC restoration, the first step is to make an appointment with your doctor. They can examine your smile and help to decide if a same-day CEREC restoration is right for you.

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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