Nobody’s perfect. We all have things we’d like to improve about ourselves. Whether it’s a personality characteristic such as becoming more outgoing or a physical characteristic like your smile, everyone has something they can work on.
At Smile by Design, we help people improve their smile and then lo’ and behold they become more outgoing! A beautiful smile can be a confidence booster. With the right cosmetic dentistry in Virginia Beach, you can have a more attractive smile and be more confident. The dentists and their team at Smile by Design have the knowledge and experience to improve your smile using a variety of cosmetic dentistry techniques. Get the confidence you deserve today.
Porcelain veneers have long been a popular cosmetic procedure, and our Virginia Beach cosmetic dentistry office is proud to provide them for patients that want to improve their overall look and smile. Porcelain veneers cover cracks, hide chips, and can even disguise permanent stains to improve the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Santos or Dr. Folck will bond veneers to existing healthy teeth. Each porcelain veneer is customized to match or correct the unique size, shape, and color of a tooth. And the natural look of porcelain mimics the light-reflecting qualities of your natural teeth. Call our office to find out more about how porcelain veneers will improve your smile
In the past, dental restorations were primarily made of dark metals that made them instantly stick out in the smile. Thankfully, we’re no longer living in the past, and now we can provide crowns and bridges made of 100% dental porcelain. This material is strong, durable, and well-known for its ability to mimic the appearance of real enamel, even down to how it reflects light. With it, we can create a restoration that only you and your dentist will know isn’t real!
Minor chips, cracks, gaps, and stains are no match for direct bonding, a fast and easy treatment that can improve the appearance of the smile in just an hour or less. Your dentist will simply apply a tooth-colored composite resin to any damaged or missing enamel, and they’ll use it to sculpt the tooth to perfection, hiding any flaw in the process. It’s one of the simplest and most affordable cosmetic procedures available today, plus the results can be trusted to last for at least 10 years.
As the years go by, different factors can begin to take a toll on our teeth.
Colas, coffee, and red wine are all drinks that can darken the color of your teeth’s enamel and leave lasting stains. Likewise, tobacco products can stain your teeth, or a traumatic injury can cause a tooth to discolor internally. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the embarrassment of a smile that isn’t pleasingly white. Smile by Design offers the revolutionary Zoom! teeth whitening process, which has been known to brighten teeth by up to ten shades. The procedure only takes about one hour, because a special light speeds the whitening process
Wouldn’t it be great if you could see the result of a cosmetic procedure before you actually got it? With our Virtual Smile Design system, that’s exactly what you can do. Using a digital photo of your current smile, we can alter it to show you the results of teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or any other procedure you’re interested in so you can see if it would be right for you. It’s the perfect way to make sure you and your dentist are on the same page, plus it allows us to make any minor adjustments you want before you even sit in the dental chair.
If you’d like a smile with straighter teeth but you are reluctant to wear traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, then consider Invisalign. This orthodontic system uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth. Dr. Santos or Dr. Folck will work closely with technicians at Invisalign to develop a treatment plan that addresses the specific alignment problems of your smile. All you have to do is wear your aligners for about 22 hours a day and watch your teeth gradually move into proper position.
Our skilled cosmetic dentistry team is eager to work with you to create your beautiful new smile. We coordinate looks for patients in Virginia Beach, Fort Story, Sandbridge, and other communities, so hurry and schedule your appointment with Smile by Design in Virginia Beach today.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you’re not alone. Many adults aren’t satisfied with their smiles, but you don’t need to feel insecure any longer. Your cosmetic dentist in Virginia Beach can give you the picture-perfect smile you desire; however, we know you have a few apprehensions. Here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us about cosmetic dentistry to feel confident in the decision you’re making.
Invisalign is a preferred alternative to metal braces because they can correct a variety of alignment issues without brackets and wires. By repositioning the teeth, Invisalign can also fix several bite complications, like an open bite, underbite, and overbite. Every case differs, so you’ll need a consultation with your dentist to ensure clear aligners can provide you with the results you want.
Veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment because they can improve multiple aesthetic issues using just one procedure. To bond veneers to the teeth, a small amount of enamel must be removed. As a result, it’s normal to be concerned about tooth sensitivity, but you don’t have anything to fear. Veneers will not make your teeth sensitive. In fact, they can sometimes reduce sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks for patients who have weakened enamel. Veneers will provide an additional layer of protection, so you can enjoy your favorite meals and beverages.
Teeth whitening can get your smile as much as 8 shades brighter. Your results can last for several years with the right aftercare, like committing to your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist in Virginia Beach regularly. You can prevent discoloration from reoccurring by limiting your consumption of stain-causing foods and drinks, like coffee, tea, and berries. If you can’t resist your favorite food or drink, brush your teeth well afterward. If you are unable to get to your toothbrush, rinse your mouth with water to cleanse your teeth from any residue.
Dental bonding is a convenient and affordable option to fix minor aesthetic issues, like chips and cracks. The tooth-colored material is durable to withstand the pressure of biting and chewing. It’s can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene and seeing your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. You can also protect the longevity of your new smile by avoiding overly hard or sticky foods. It’s also best not to use your teeth as tools or chew on inedible objects. We recommend wearing an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
If you’re ready to revamp your teeth, take your first step toward better confidence by contacting our office to schedule your consultation. We’ll create the personalized plan you need to love the smile you see in the mirror.