January 24, 2017
Are you experiencing a damaged or broken tooth? You may need to consider visiting our Smile by Design office and looking into dental crowns in Virginia Beach, VA. Our office offers CEREC, a new technology that stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. This gives our team the ability to create same-day dental crowns, accommodating busy schedules and providing a solution to various oral health issues.
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December 15, 2016
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Smile and the whole world smiles with you.” It’s true—when you smile, people smile back. However, some people are reluctant to share their smile because of the condition of their teeth. If this is you, then make 2017 the year that you improve your smile and change your life. Your Virginia Beach cosmetic dentist offers a number of treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile and at the same time renew your self-confidence.
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March 30, 2016
The cosmetic dentist in Virginia Beach knows nothing says confidence like a big, bright smile. But if you’re suffering from imperfections in your front teeth, you’re probably not grinning with as much pleasure as you could — but we can help you smile (and live) better. Learn about your options in cosmetic dentistry here at Smile By Design, from Dr. Stephanie Santos and Dr. Vinita Folck.
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January 20, 2016
If you’ve got one or more missing teeth, you know the effect those gaps can have on your self-esteem. And it’s not just your confidence that suffers as a result of tooth loss: simple acts like eating, speaking and smiling become more difficult, too. There’s really no question about it — missing teeth simply must be replaced. If you’ve chosen dental implants for your tooth replacement, that’s wonderful! In fact, they’re the best option available to people with otherwise healthy mouths. Dental implants in Virginia Beach are completed in two phases: the placement and restoration. Keep reading to learn about the procedure from the experts at Smile by Design.
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January 14, 2016
As your trusted family dentistry practice in Virginia Beach, we hate seeing patients use up all their dental insurance benefits at the end of the year before completing the oral care they need. We firmly believe that excellent dental care shouldn’t be limited by a list of rules and requirements. But when January rolls around, we love to bring the good news that most dental insurance plans have reset their benefits for the year! If you’re in need of dental care, take advantage of the new year and your new benefits and schedule your appointment at Smile by Design today!
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November 30, 2015
If you’ve got a cavity, there’s no question about it — it has to be filled. A cavity that remains unfilled for a long period of time can cause real problems. Soon that once small cavity is a severely aching tooth that needs root canal therapy or, at worst, extraction. You must have cavities filled, but you don’t have to have them filled with that noticeable, unattractive silver substance. These days you can choose tooth colored fillings in Virginia Beach for a discreet tooth restoration you won’t even remember you had. Keep reading to learn more about this cosmetic restorative option at Smile By Design!
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November 16, 2015
If you’ve ever had a crown, inlay, onlay, or other dental restoration you’re likely aware that traditional dental restorations require at least two appointments. During the first visit, patients’ teeth are prepared, and impressions taken that are used by a lab to create a custom smile restoration. In the meantime, patients wear a temporary restoration. During a subsequent appointment several weeks later, patients receive their final dental restoration. At Smile by Design, we offer patients CEREC, the single-visit smile restoration alternative.
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October 26, 2015
Gum disease therapy in Virginia Beach helps patients retain their natural teeth and experience less tenderness, bleeding, bad breath, gum and bone recession and infection common to plaque accumulation beneath the gums. While Stephanie L. Santos DDS and Vinita John Folck DDS, Virginia Beach dentists at Smile by Design, advocate disciplined dental hygiene at home and in the dental chair, they understand some people are more prone to periodontitis than others.
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September 24, 2015
However it happens, losing teeth is always a traumatizing experience. Gaps in your smile negatively affect more than your confidence — they can also interfere with the way you speak, eat and chew. The key to avoiding tooth loss is knowing why it happens, and what you can do to stop it. Keep reading to learn about the top four causes of tooth loss from the Virginia Beach dentist you trust at Smile By Design.
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September 4, 2015
Missing teeth happen for a number of reasons. It could be genes — maybe your mother gave you her knack for tennis, but she could have also given you a few gaps in your mouth. Or perhaps your missing teeth were the result of a traumatic accident, like a car wreck. Whatever caused those gaps in your smile, one thing is for sure — you’ve got to get them fixed. Did you know that nothing comes closer to a natural tooth replacement than dental implants? Today, learn how your Virginia Beach dentist can help you complete your smile with dental implants.
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