Ask our dentists

If you are considering dental care in Fredericksburg or Glen Allen, VA, we know you’ll have lot of questions. For your convenience, we would like to take the time to answer the most commonly asked questions below.

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  • What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

    Cosmetic Dentistry is the art of creating beautiful smiles. It includes procedures such as Porcelain Veneers, Non-metal Crowns and Bridges, Tooth-colored fillings (Also known as Composites or Resin Bonds), Power Tooth Whitening, and Implants.

  • Who would be a good candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry in Fredericksburg and Glen Allen?

    Individuals who are unhappy with their present smile. Their smiles may be a result of crooked teeth, discoloration of teeth from stains, such as coffee, tea or red wine (yellow color), or tetracycline stains (brown/gray color). It may be ideal for those who prefer an ideal smile with immediate results.

  • When should I consider Cosmetic Dentistry?

    When you feel that you need improvements on your smile. Cosmetic dental procedures will change your entire appearance. If you are unhappy about the color, shape, or size of your teeth, want to close a gap, or simply cover up imperfections, Cosmetic Dentistry is a great solution. Replacing your old silver fillings with high esthetic tooth-colored fillings will take only minutes. Porcelain Veneers and Non-metal Crowns and Bridges are customized in a matter of days. Or simply whitening your existing smile can be accomplished in a matter of minutes.

  • Will having Cosmetic Dentistry be expensive at Virginia Dental & Anesthesia Associates?

    Improving your appearance, rejuvenating your youth, and building your self-confidence will completely change your life. How much would you pay to have this? Having a perfect smile is priceless. Our goal is to provide the best quality of dentistry for our clients in the most pleasant environment both clinically and financially at our Fredericksburg and Glen Allen offices. We offer various, interest free payment plans as well third party payments.

  • How many visits will it take? How long is each procedure?

    Porcelain Veneers: The entire time involved is approximately 7-10 days, in addition, rush services are available upon request. Three separate visits are required. First, initial impressions and photos of your present teeth are taken at our Fredericksburg and Glen Allen offices. Then, our laboratory specialist will fabricate an ideal smile wax up for preview at your next visit. During the second visit, your teeth will be prepared and temporary restorations are fabricated and placed. Together with our doctors, the color and shape of your teeth will be selected and a final impression is taken. During the final visit, your customized porcelain veneers will be placed on permanently and you will have a beautiful and natural smile.

    Tooth Colored Filling: Placement is accomplished in one office visit and the procedure length is less than 20 minutes.

    Power Bleaching: Our in-office power whitening system will give you pearly white teeth in less than one hour. On an average, your teeth will lighten 6 to 10 shades. No additional visits are necessary.

  • Will I experience any pain?

    Due to technological innovations, equipments such as micro-air abrasions and computerized injection systems will further minimize the sensitivity and discomfort during all cosmetic procedures.

  • How long after a procedure can I eat or drink?

    You can eat and drink immediately afterwards as long as you feel comfortable.