Virginia beach Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry Blog - Dr. Michael Folck

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

When To Visit A Cosmetic Dentist

You visit a dentist on a regular basis to keep your teeth clean and your overall oral health in top condition. But even when your smile is healthy, it might not look the way you want it to look. It may be that your teeth are dingy from years of smoking or drinking beverages that stain. Years of wear or trauma may have left your teeth cracked or uneven. What can you do then? Enter cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Folck.
Cosmetic dentistry is an extra training program general dentists can choose to undertake in order to help you achieve the smile you've always wanted with procedures that are mainly aesthetic in nature, such as:
  • Teeth whitening - Whether you choose an in-office treatment or a take-home kit, Dr. Folck can help you whiten your teeth.
  • Dental implants - We can problems with missing teeth by implanting an artificial tooth into your jawbone for the greatest stability.
  • Dental bridges - We can also fix gaps in your smile by putting in a bridge, using the neighboring teeth to hold the artificial tooth in place.
  • Porcelain veneers - If your teeth are too stained to respond well to teeth whitening or they are cracked but in good condition, we can overlay porcelain veneers to give you the even look you want.

Whether you have concerns for your oral health or desire a smile makeover, Norfolk cosmetic dentist, Dr. Folck will help you develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals. If you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or the surrounding areas, please call (877) 206-3444 to set up a consultation.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What's the difference between a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist?

If you live in Norfolk, you may be wondering about the differences between general dentists and cosmetic dentists. Over the years, dental practice has evolved, from simple pain management, to health care and now beautification. The differences between general dentists and cosmetic dentists may not be obvious at first, but learning the distinction can help you get the right kind of care.
General Dentists

The primary goal for general dentists is to keep their patient’s teeth and mouths in great health by preventive care and promoting good oral hygiene. General dentists will care for teeth that require fillings, root canals, or even pulling. With good general dentistry, you can avoid gum disease, cavities, and other oral problems, including cancer screenings.
Cosmetic Dentists

While cosmetic dentists are trained in all aspects of general dentistry, they often take on the additional training needed to provide cosmetic dental procedures as well. For cosmetic dentists, having a healthy mouth is the first step, but the ultimate goal is a healthy and beautiful smile. By using dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns, and professional teeth whitening, the cosmetic dentist helps his patients achieve the aesthetic goals they seek.

Whether you have concerns for your oral health, or desire a smile makeover, Norfolk cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Folck will help you develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals.

If you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or the surrounding areas, please call (877) 206-3444 or complete the form at the top of this page to set up a consultation.

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