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Dr. Lekshmi Mahesh

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405 Sоuth Parliament Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Phone: 757-499-7300

 

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Preventive care

Preventive careOur highly skilled and caring dental team provides utmost importance to preventive care. Our primary goal is to help our patients to achieve and maintain optimum oral health through advances in techniques, technologies, oral health education, and helping our patients to maintain their scheduled dental exams. We provide preventive care for all age groups starting from children. All our patients are offered to get a comprehensive dental exam with complete set of X-rays. This information enables us to give our patients complete knowledge of their dental situations. We believe in early intervention to avoid more complex and extensive dental treatments for our patients.

Dental fillings

Dental fillingsWe restore the teeth damaged by tooth decay, minor fractures or defects with dental fillings. We use both tooth colored fillings and silver amalgam restorations depending on the need of the patients and specific situations.

Implant restorations

Implant restorationsImplants are the best replacement option for missing or lost teeth. Advances in technology provide a wide range of teeth replacement options from missing single teeth to full mouth rehabilitations. We restore implants and provide follow up care required once the implants are restored.

Composite bondings

Composite bondingsComposite bondings or veneers (tooth colored facings): composite veneers are done in specific situations like:
Chipped or cracked , closing gaps between the teeth, covering discolorations or spotted areas on the teeth surface. This procedure is quick and significantly enhances your smile. Composite is a resin material that is bonded to the teeth surfaces by chemical bonding.

Porcelain crowns

Porcelain crownsPorcelain veneers and crowns are cosmetic, tooth colored porcelain facing on mostly the front teeth. These veneers are more permanent covering done on teeth to enhance the smile. A veneer can cover permanent stainings and minor misalignments of teeth.
Crowns are complete coverings on teeth that fits over teeth that are either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of materials such as Porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold etc. depending on individual need of the patient situations.

Bridges

BridgesA bridge is a dental prosthesis that fills or replaces a tooth/ teeth that are missing. Bridges therefore maintains the integrity of existing teeth and the bite. Replacement of missing teeth are important because missing teeth often causes shifting of teeth and it leads to bite/ jaw problems and periodontal disease.

Extractions

ExtractionsWe do simple to more complex exractions in our office. We understand the concerns of our patients and we take care of our patients needing extractions with gentleness and care. It is very important for our patients to understand the need to replace the teeth that are needing extractions, therefore we discuss the different replacement options for the missing teeth before extracting them.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whiteningWhitening your smile is one of the least invasive procedures you can do to brighten your smile. Depending on the need and condition of your teeth, we customize a whitening plan for our patients. We have an in office whitening procedure which provide a faster result , or our custom made take home tray bleach system .We use a bleach system that is less damaging to the teeth enamel and prevents teeth sensitivity.

Periodontal care

Periodontal careGum and bone support around the teeth are very important to maintain the strength of our teeth. Untreated gum disease have significant effects on your over all health. Gum disease cause bleeding gums, bad breath , loosening of teeth, spacing between the teeth etc . We take pride in identifying the different stages of gum disease and provident the necessary treatment. Right diagnosis and treatment stops the progress of the disease and prevent the loss of teeth.

For children

For childrenChildren are a very important part of our practice. We take care of the children's dental needs from age two. We give a lot of importance to give our little patients an easy experience and make them feel very comfortable and safe. We stress the importance of teaching the right oral hygiene techniques and adhering to the right food habits can help to maintain healthy teeth long term. We provide most of the dental needs for children like fillings, extractions, space maintainers and baby tooth root canals (pulpotomies) etc. Our child patients who need more advanced care are referred to Pediatric specialists.

 

 

Short term braces- Long term effects

 Braces for both Children and Adults with great results, in half the time as well as a lower cost.