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Boost Your Confidence with a Beautiful, Natural-Looking Smile

Our experienced and knowledgeable dentists, Dr. James A. Burden and Dr. Marc Barrett, will create a dazzling, confident smile using the high-tech cosmetic dentistry processes available in our office. They take into account your lifestyle, personality and how you would like to change your appearance, as well as your oral health.

Reader's Choice Award Best of the 757 Hampton Roads Magazine AwardAt our Williamsburg, VA, practice, our dentists use their advanced training and decades of combined experience to provide the best looking results while being as gentle, conservative and minimally invasive as possible.

Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation

Your first step is a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. Burden.

  • We’ll find out what your objectives and expectations are for your smile
  • We’ll evaluate your entire mouth, including the health and aesthetics of your teeth.
  • Personalized Smile Design with SNAP!® imaging software.
  • We’ll make recommendations about which procedures should be included in your smile makeover.
  • We’ll also give you other options, so you can make an informed decision as to which procedures are right for your smile.
  • We’ll answer any questions you have.

Dr. Burden has taken extended training in cosmetic dentistry, and his ongoing education, combined with his finely-honed attention to detail, has contributed to making us one of Virginia’s premier practices for cosmetic dentistry.

Conditions We Can Fix with Cosmetic Dentistry

Whatever it is you don’t like about your smile, there are many different ways we can improve it through high-tech cosmetic dentistry. Do any of these apply to you?

  • Chipped tooth? Rough spots? We can repair a chipped tooth or rough spots with porcelain veneers or dental bonding, which is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth.
  • Broken-down teeth? We use porcelain crowns or inlays or onlays to handle broken-down teeth.
  • Uneven gum line? Re-contouring can re-shape your teeth.
  • Gummy smile? We can remove excess gum tissue with our gentle soft-tissue lasers
  • Teeth are too small or badly shaped? Another option is the application of porcelain veneers to make teeth both uniform in color and size.

Dr. Burden's advanced training and state-of-the-art technology can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.

  • Stained or discolored teeth? Typically teeth are whitened in the office with Ultradent® Opalescence®. To maintain your smile, you’d be given a take-home tray using Bright White. Porcelain veneers are another option for badly stained or discolored teeth.
  • Cavities or silver (metal) fillings? We can replace your unsightly metal fillings with a natural-looking tooth-colored filling.
  • Gaps between your teeth? Many times, gaps can be treated with orthodontics. But if you’re looking for a fast effective treatment, gaps can be closed with porcelain veneers and sometimes dental bonding.
  • Crooked teeth? In some cases crooked teeth can be given a uniform appearance with porcelain veneers. For more severe cases, we can offer a series of orthodontic choices ranging from braces to almost invisible aligners.

Smile Makeover Testimonials

A woman with short grey hair and a black-and-white striped shirt

I’ve always had many dental issues. Dr. Burden gave an honest, caring evaluation. I feel I finally have a handle on good maintenance and dental health.


A young man with a buzzed hair cut and a collared white shirt

My teeth are much more aligned and I received extensive cleaning. As a result I have become a much happier and confident individual.


Our Approach to a Beautiful Smile Makeover

Once you decide to move forward with your smile makeover, we take a series of digital photos and we take impressions using our digital scanner. We upload the information to our 3D design software so we can plan your smile virtually.

Digital recreation of a patient's oral cavity.

We may create a wax study model that will look like your final smile. We can also use this model to study your bite with a dental articulator to make sure that your future smile is in alignment. There are a variety of procedures we use to create your new smile.

One-Visit Porcelain Veneers

A patient's smile before and after porcelain veneersThin porcelain facings are bonded to your teeth to cover discoloration, chips, gaps, mildly crooked teeth and more.  With our 3D in-house restoration system Dr. Burden can prepare beautiful veneers in just one short visit!

Dental Bonding

The dental bonding procedure uses a composite resin as a more affordable, although not as durable, alternative to porcelain veneers.


Dr. Burden uses state-of-the-art teeth straightening solutions including Invisalign® clear braces and straight wire braces for teeth straightening in half the time.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Smile before and after teeth whitening treatment.Dr. Burden uses Ultradent products and custom take-home whitening trays to give you a beautiful bright smile.

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

We use state-of-the-art implant technology to give you minimally invasive teeth replacement.

One-Visit Porcelain Crowns

Dr. Burden uses our in-house 3D restoration system to fit you with beautiful, natural-looking and durable crowns in one visit.

Porcelain Onlays and Inlays

Large cavities or broken-down teeth can be restored using onlays or inlays to cover over or between tooth cusps. These more conservative restorations can be used instead of a crown.

Laser Gum Re-Contouring

Dr. Burden uses his soft-tissue laser to even out your gum line or to treat a gummy smile. 

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Top: Teeth with silver fillings; Bottom: Teeth with composite fillings“White fillings,” or composite dental fillings, bond directly to the tooth and expand like natural teeth, making them stronger and less likely to cause cracks than older amalgam fillings. While traditional amalgam tooth fillings usually required removal of a healthy portion of the tooth, composite dental fillings allow Dr. Burden to remove only the decayed area. Dr. Burden uses only use tooth-colored dental fillings because they’re durable, attractive, and color and strength-compatible with adjacent teeth.

Transform Your Smile

Dr. Burden's advanced training and state-of-the-art technology can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. To find out more about how you can enhance the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dentistry, contact our office online or call (757) 229-1224 today to schedule your complimentary smile design consultation.

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There are amazing people in that office! My family has been going to this dental office for years and I can't think of a better place to go for dental care. Friendly, caring, and compassionate.

-Cheryl W.
Williamsburg, VA