Dental Services by Dr. Foleck

Personalized Care Focused on Your Comfort and Needs

Seeking a dentist who treats you like family? At The Foleck Center, Hampton Roads family dentist, Dr. Foleck and his team believe every patient deserves compassionate care, comfort, and understanding. Our goal is to make you smile by providing gentle, personalized dental care to help you achieve and maintain your best oral health in a judgment-free zone. 

With our advanced training and state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Foleck delivers quality general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry to give you the healthy, confident smile you deserve. Schedule an appointment with us today!

General Dentistry Treatments

Dr. Foleck provides all aspects of general dentistry to proactively monitor and address any issues.

Dental Exams and Cleanings

Regular dental exams and cleanings are key to preventing more serious problems and keeping your smile bright. During a comprehensive exam, your dentist will check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other issues that visual inspection and X-rays may detect. A professional dental cleaning appointment involves the removal of built-up plaque, tartar, and stains through scaling and polishing your teeth above and below the gum line. Proper home care will also be discussed.

Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies require urgent treatment and quick relief. Dr. Foleck and our team provide emergency services during office hours and after hours as needed. Treatment may involve stopping bleeding from trauma, relieving oral pain from issues like infections, temporizing a chipped or cracked tooth, and stabilizing a knocked-out tooth until follow-up care. Prompt attention can save your tooth and prevent complications.

Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays allow Dr. Foleck to see below the surface to detect issues not visible during an oral exam, like small cavities between teeth or bone loss from gum disease. He uses digital radiography for precise 2D and 3D diagnostic images and to reduce radiation exposure. Based on your oral health and risk factors, Dr. Foleck will recommend dental X-rays at periodic intervals to monitor for problems.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments strengthen enamel and prevent cavities by increasing mineral content in tooth structure. If you have a high risk of decay, your dentist may recommend periodic fluoride treatments often after routine cleanings. A fluoride gel or foam is placed in a tray that sits on your teeth for one to four minutes. During this time, the gel is absorbed into the enamel, where it promotes decay prevention and remineralization.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants provide preventive protection against tooth decay in vulnerable teeth. Dr. Foleck applies these thin resin coatings to the pits and grooves of posterior chewing surfaces of teeth. The clear plastic sealants act as a barrier to keep out food and bacteria that can get trapped and cause cavities in those at-risk crevices.

Dental Fillings

When you have a cavity, our dentists use tooth-colored composite fillings to repair it. Tooth-colored fillings blend in naturally for an aesthetic result. After removing any decay, your dentist precisely fills the space to strengthen your tooth structure, seal it against further damage, and prevent continued decay. The composite material is sculpted and cured with a special light, bonding tightly to the tooth for durable, long-lasting repairs.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth often become impacted or erupt at an angle causing misalignment of other teeth. Our dentists can safely extract wisdom teeth to prevent pain, crowding, infection, cysts, and other dental problems they can cause if left in place. We will numb the area before making a small incision to visualize the obstructed tooth. Once exposed, your dentist will gently extract the tooth and stitch closed the site.

Tooth Extraction

In some cases, a severely damaged, decayed, or fractured tooth cannot be repaired and needs to be extracted. Our dentists perform necessary extractions as gently as possible using local anesthesia to fully numb the area. The tooth is first loosened from the socket and then carefully extracted to minimize trauma to surrounding bone and tissue. Proper follow-up care will help the site heal properly.

Family Dentistry

Caring for patients of all ages, we provide a comfortable, kid-friendly environment for the entire family to make dental visits an enjoyable experience. Our friendly staff helps put children at ease in the office. 

Root Canals

If the soft pulp deep inside your tooth becomes infected due to severe decay or trauma, you may need a root canal. Our dentists can gently access the pulp chamber and remove the inflamed or dead pulp tissue. They’ll debride and shape the interior of the tooth, then seal it, saving it from extraction. A crown protects the tooth from fracture after the nerve is removed to restore the tooth’s strength.

Periodontal Treatment

Gum disease can destroy tissue and bone, leading to tooth loss if left untreated. We provide advanced treatments to restore periodontal health. Deep cleanings remove plaque and tartar below the gumline in areas where pockets have formed. Lost gum tissue is replaced with grafts to prevent further recession and bone loss.

Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Foleck can rebuild and replace missing or extensively damaged teeth with strong, natural-looking restorations, including the following:

Dental Implants

Dental implants involve your dentist surgically placing a titanium implant post into your jawbone, which integrates with the bone through osseointegration over three to nine months. Gum tissue is given time to heal before a realistic porcelain crown is attached to the implant post, seamlessly replacing your missing tooth both functionally and aesthetically. 

Dental Bridges

If you’re missing one or more teeth in a row, a dental bridge can fill the space. Your dentist places full coverage crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap, then bonds artificial teeth in between to fill the open span. The bridge restores your smile, and your ability to chew properly, and corrects your speech. Bridges can often be placed without affecting the adjacent natural teeth.

Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures feature a custom-molded plastic base that clasps onto your remaining natural teeth. Dr. Foleck takes impressions of your teeth to fabricate an appliance with discrete metal clasps and lifelike false teeth and complete your smile. Partials can be easily removed for cleaning and have a success rate of over 90% when properly fitted by an experienced dentist.

Inlays and Onlays

For teeth that are damaged but still viable, inlays and onlays prevent further deterioration. Also called indirect fillings and partial crowns, these durable, custom-made restorations are crafted from porcelain or composite resin, and help protect tooth structure with minimal removal of enamel. Your dentist will bond your restoration onto a prepared tooth to strengthen and reinforce it. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Foleck offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments to dramatically improve the aesthetics of your smile:

Teeth Whitening

Over time, your teeth can become stained and dull-looking from food and drinks like coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco. Dr. Foleck provides professional strength teeth whitening treatments to safely and effectively whiten natural teeth by several shades for a brighter, youthful smile. Custom take-home trays are also available for further touch-ups.


Invisalign clear aligners from Dr. Foleck offer an invisible, non-invasive alternative to traditional metal braces for adults and teens looking to enhance their smiles. The custom, transparent plastic aligners are removable and comfortable, and use gentle force to gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment throughout treatment. The average treatment time is 12 months.

Porcelain Veneers

To correct imperfections with minimally invasive dentistry, thin porcelain veneers are placed by Dr. Foleck on the front of teeth. Veneers mask chips, gaps, stains, and the appearance of crooked or misshapen teeth. These durable yet natural-looking shells are custom-fabricated and bonded to the front surface of your teeth for a flawless appearance. Minimal shaping is required to preserve tooth structure.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

For patients requiring a dramatic, whole-smile makeover, our dentists may recommend a full mouth reconstruction. This total rejuvenation involves multiple cosmetic and restorative treatments tailored to your specific needs and goals, helping you to fully restore the function and aesthetics of your smile. 

Laser Dentistry

Dr. Foleck uses advanced dental lasers as an alternative to traditional drills for a more comfortable, often anesthesia-free treatment experience. Lasers allow him to perform cavity removal, gum contouring, biopsy, and many soft tissue procedures with less noise, vibration, and sensitivity than conventional methods. Lasers sterilize the treatment area leading to improved outcomes.

Sedation Dentistry

If you experience dental anxiety, fear, or phobia, Dr. Foleck provides sedation dentistry so you can relax through longer appointments. Oral sedatives such as Halcion taken before your visit offer a calming effect. Nitrous oxide/oxygen gas also helps anxious patients feel at ease and blocks pain while they remain awake and able to respond during procedures.

Sleep Apnea Treatment 

Oral appliances are customized to gently hold your lower jaw in a position that keeps your airway open at night. This prevents loud snoring and interrupted breathing, allowing you to achieve the uninterrupted REM sleep that’s critical for health. With proper sleep, you’ll wake up feeling well-rested and have more focus during the day.

Smile With Confidence Again!

You deserve to smile confidently and live a life unhindered by dental problems. Take the first step and contact The Foleck Center today. With convenient locations in Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, we make quality care easily accessible. Our experienced dentists and caring staff will ensure your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout treatment. We’ll help you renew your oral health so you can laugh, eat, speak, and smile with joy again!