Imagine not being able to eat your favorite food like a juicy steak or crunchy apple because you are missing a tooth. Or imagine not getting that dream job because your confidence is hindered by a smile with missing teeth. Unfortunately, missing teeth problems like these impact more adults than you might think! According to the American Dental Association, the average adult has three or more missing teeth or decay that warrants a tooth to be pulled and replaced. While it may be easy to just accept missing teeth, especially if they are at the back of your smile, there are serious consequences to consider if missing teeth are ignored.Read More
Plenty of do-it-yourself tooth whitening methods are available for people who want brighter teeth. Are you one of these people? Are you embarrassed by stains? Do you not like the shade of your teeth? Or perhaps you simply aren’t confident with your smile ...Read More
Tooth discoloration often causes embarrassment for anyone who’s self-conscious about their smile. The embarrassment stems from stained teeth—and the feeling that everyone is noticing dingy yellows, browns, or even grays where there should be pearly whites. The unfortunate news is that some of your favorite foods and beverages could be causing the discoloration.Read More
One of the greatest pleasures I have, both professionally and personally, is seeing the look on a patient’s face when they look at their spectacular, cosmetic dentistry-enabled smile for the first time. It’s difficult to put the picture and feeling into words. There’s a mixture of awe, amazement and even disbelief. And yes, not to get sentimental, but sometimes it’s not only my patients who have tears of joy in their eyes!
Naturally, each patient is unique. Indeed, one of the things we NEVER do here at VSP Dental is take a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Each patient is special, and our approach is customized and personalized.Read More
At VSP Dental in Danville, VA, we offer a variety of whitening options for our patients to choose from. Is it because we think one is better than the other? Not at all - it’s because each person’s smile is different. Thus, our patients require various choices when it comes to improving their smile’s appearance.
Here’s what you need to know about whitening when you’re making plans for a brighter smile:Read More
Suffering from a horrible toothache? Did your child break a tooth in a fall, baseball game, or while riding a bike? Regardless of how severe or painful it is a dental emergency often cannot wait. Even if you aren’t in pain, it may be that it’s too embarrassing to go out in public.
The first thing you should do if you’ve had a dental emergency is to call our Danville dentist immediately. Our staff will discuss what happened over the phone, and make arrangements to have you seen as quickly as you can get to our office.Read More
When you look in the mirror, do you notice your teeth first - or your gums? Does the shape of your teeth and gumlines make your smile look short or uneven? If it does, you may want to talk to us about gingival recontouring.
What is Gingival Recontouring?
Soft tissue recontouring involves reshaping the margins of your gumlines. We use a laser to comfortably remove excessive gum tissues, so that more tooth enamel can be exposed. This helps your teeth look fuller, with more of each tooth visible.Read More
One of the most important and enjoyable aspects of my job (which never seems like a job!), is that together with my incredible VSP Dental team I have the privilege of providing patients with information so they can make choices that are right for them. And for an increasing number of my patients, a dental solution that really excites them is porcelain veneers.