Our practice is located in Virginia Beach and also serves patients in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, and North Carolina. We provide a variety of dental treatment options, including preventive dentistry for adults and children, regular teeth cleanings, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, sealants, tooth whitening, implant crowns. At Laxa Dentistry we strive to meet our patients’ needs and comfort, and we do so with the help of the newest technological advancements the dental profession has to offer.
Some of the Technology we utilize:
Rather than using cumbersome film, we use a digital sensor to take X-rays of your mouth. This sensor uses significantly less radiation to produce highly detailed images that are transferred instantly to our computer screens. From there we can magnify, rotate, and color code each X-ray to best explain the issues behind your dental health.
A picture is worth a thousand words – especially when it comes to your dental health! To aid in diagnoses and record keeping, we use hand held cameras to take magnified and detailed photos of your mouth, which can be displayed on our computer screens and TV monitors so you can see what our doctors are seeing.
Every examination room comes equipped with two television monitors, which can instantly show you images of your teeth and gums. This enables us to show you broken fillings, cracks in the teeth, inflammation due to gingivitis, bacterial infection, etc.
This state of the art digital xray unit can take a full jaw scan which produces a full detailed image of your entire mouth. It acts as an additional tool for your continued oral health care by showing us areas of your mouth and dentition a regular X-ray would not.
LOGICON DECAY DETECTOR
This software, developed by a NASA physicist, is used in conjunction with our digital xrays. It shows tooth decay which is penetrating the interior of the tooth. The value of this is that we can detect cavities earlier, and do less invasive procedures, which helps preserve sound tooth structure.
COSMETIC DENTAL IMAGING
By using a digital camera we are able to take pictures of your smile, and with a special software can create the ideal smile by using the newest types of metal free ceramic crowns and veneers.
Our High Standards
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.