Virginia Beach Cosmetic Dentist Revitalizes Smiles
Are you interested in revitalizing your smile? Virginia Beach cosmetic dentist, Dr. Esparza offers a range of popular cosmetic services to help patients just like you. With these services, we improve the whiteness of teeth in addition to hiding cracks, chips, and spacing issues. We also offer restorative services that strengthen your smile while cosmetically improving it. During a visit to our Virginia Beach office, our team carefully considers your needs and makes personalized treatment recommendations. If you have questions about any service we offer, don't hesitate to let us know.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Tooth stains are common enough that we all benefit from a service like teeth whitening. At Esparza Family Dentistry, we offer at-home teeth whitening so patients achieve remarkable results at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home. At-home whitening uses whitening trays and professional-strength gel to boost the brightness of their teeth so they smile with confidence again.
Dentists have long used fillings to help patients treat small to medium cavities. The specific type of filling has changed over the years. In the past, dentists treated cavities using an amalgam filling. Amalgam fillings are made of a variety of metals and have a dark gray color that stands out against white teeth. Because of this unattractive color, they can make patients feel self-conscious about smiling and laughing openly.
Thankfully, amalgam fillings are no longer the standard solution for treating cavities. Today, a new type of filling is the filling of choice. Known as composite or tooth-colored fillings, this service has both restorative and cosmetic benefits.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
The cosmetic benefits are right there in the name. Tooth-colored fillings can be shaded to match your smile's natural color. As a result, your fillings blend in completely. No one but you and our team will even know you have them.
Beyond this cosmetic benefit, composite fillings are durable. Amalgam fillings change shape when the temperature changes resulting in small cracks that expose the tooth to bacteria. Composite fillings won't change shape. As a result, they're much less likely to develop cracks. Composite fillings are also more supportive of the tooth's natural structure. Once in place, your filling returns your tooth's previous strength. Last but not least, they're a more conservative option because less of your tooth needs to be removed to place them.
Would you like to learn more about composite fillings? Our Virginia Beach office would be happy to answer your questions. Simply give us a call to speak with a member of our helpful team.
Do you wish your smile looked brighter and straighter? At Esparza Family Dentistry, we offer a popular service known as porcelain veneers to help patients just like you achieve that goal. Veneers are very thin and are placed over the front of your front teeth to hide common flaws like cracks, chips, stains, and minor spacing issues. In most cases, treatment with porcelain veneers is completed in as few as two visits to our office. Learn more about Porcelain Veneers
All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
Restorations have long been made from different materials including metal, but the material of choice today is ceramic. The reason for this is ceramic's natural appearance. Because ceramic reflects light similarly to how natural enamel reflects light, patients have a more natural-looking restoration.
Restorations come in different varieties, from inlays and onlays to crowns, bridges, and dentures. During a consultation at our Virginia Beach office, Dr. Esparza helps you understand what's right for you and answers any questions you might have.
Many restoration procedures are completed in as few as two visits to our Virginia Beach office. In the case of inlays, onlays, and crowns, the first procedure involves prepping your smile and creating a design for your restoration. Then, when our lab has finished crafting your permanent restoration, you'll return to our office to have it permanently attached.
Do you have questions about all-ceramic restorations? Our team would be happy to answer them for you. Simply give us a call to speak with a friendly member of our team.