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The safety of our patients is our top priority. While we are postponing all non-emergency appointments, we remain available to address our patient's dental emergencies.

We are here for you, to provide important essential services to our community during this time.

Please call our office at 757-465-8900 with questions or if you are experiencing a dental emergency.

John C. Cranham DDS, PC

Complete Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia

Dr. John Cranham is one of the leading dentists in Chesapeake, VA, for comprehensive cosmetic dentistry AND restorative dentistry. We offer a complete range of services from routine general dentistry to full mouth reconstruction, and implant dentistry. Our state-of-the-art facility combines an on-site dental lab and continuing education facility. Thus allowing us to provide first class dental care with access to the latest technology. We are accepting new patients from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and surrounding communities. Call today to schedule your appointment, or conveniently request an appointment online!

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  • General Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA

    General Dentistry

    Dr. Cranham offers general dentistry services and comprehensive preventative dental care in Chesapeake VA. We screen for and provide treatment for tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.

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  • Cosmetic Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA

    Cosmetic Dentistry

    Cosmetic dentistry is about more than simply creating a beautiful smile. It's about restoring health and stability for natural-looking, and long-lasting results.

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  • Restorative Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA

    Restorative Dentistry

    Much of our practice is devoted to advanced restorative dentistry. Our dentists in Chesapeake VA help patients with cosmetic and/or functional problems, like worn or missing teeth and gum disease, restore their smiles.

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  • Dental Implants in Chesapeake, VA

    Dental Implants

    Dr. Cranham is one of the leading dentists in Chesapeake VA, and the Hampton Roads area, for dental implants. He utilizes the latest technology and treatment techniques.

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  • TMJ Treatment in Chesapeake, VA

    TMJ Treatment

    Dr. Cranham has extensive knowledge of bite problems and TMJ-related issues. He provides contemporary therapies to relieve discomfort and restore function.

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  • Veneers in Chesapeake, VA

    Porcelain Veneers

    The resemblance of porcelain veneers to natural teeth is unsurpassed by other restorative options. No one sees that you have veneers - just your stunning smile.

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  • Teeth Whitening in Chesapeake, VA

    Teeth Whitening

    We provide in-office teeth whitening and offer at-home solutions. Every day, thousands of people enhance their smile and renew their confidence with professional teeth whitening.

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Meet the Chesapeake VA Dental Team

Chesapeake VA Dentist, Dr. John C. Cranham

Dr. John C. Cranham

As one of the area's top dentists in Chesapeake VA, and Clinical Director of the Dawson Academy, Dr. Cranham brings patients in the Norfolk area the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

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Chesapeake VA Dentist, Dr. Knuth

Dr. Knuth

Dr. Knuth earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Louisville, and looks to build lasting relationships with patients while helping them achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted.

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Making Virginia Smile

It's the personal connections we make with our patients that fuel our passion for dentistry. In these videos, patients share their experience with Dr. Cranham and tell the story of how dentistry improved not just how they look, but how they feel about themselves.

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LanSmile Makeover

patient: Lan

I have more confidence...I'm happier and I smile more because I know I have beautiful teeth.

RonDental Implants

patient: Ron

"Don't Wait!" Ron took comfort in being informed about his treatment and surrounded by an experienced staff.

AngeloSmile Makeover

patient: Angelo

My grandson ran up to me and said 'Pop Pop, you have the whitest teeth! Wow!' - It's all about the dentist.

Mr. StormsDental Implants and Dental Bridge

patient: Mr. Storms

Dr. Cranham is nice, professional and he has the best staff in town. I'm very pleased with the results.

KeeleyTMJ Therapy

patient: Keeley

My quality of life is better...I'm not tired, I'm not in pain and I can just be happier. It's life changing.

BrendaSmile Makeover

patient: Brenda

If it's something that is going to make you feel better, more confident - it's worth it. It's really worth it.

TimSmile Makeover

patient: Tim

It was miraculous - instant smile. I project an image in my business and it helps to be able to smile.

From Our Blog

Are Dental Implants Safe? by Dr. John Cranham

Getting dental implants is a surgery, and as with any surgery there are risks. Dentists have been installing dental implants for some time now, and the technology has advanced quite a bit. Implants are now very sophisticated devices designed and placed by highly trained professionals like Dr. John C. Cranham,…

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How Does Tobacco Affect My Oral Health? by Dr. John Cranham

Thanks to the prevalence of public service announcements about the issue and the mandatory Surgeon General’s…

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Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile and Your Confidence by Dr. John Cranham

If you’ve been living with the embarrassment of trying to conceal a missing tooth whenever you…

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"Dr. Cranham and his team are amazing! I have had years of challenges with TMJ and Dr. Cranham has found innovative treatments to correct my bite and my smile. Dr. Cranham is caring and gentle, which is important to me, as I have been a nervous dental patient. His knowledge and experience are impressive and I love recommending him to my clients who are new to Hampton Roads. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Cranham and Staff!"

-Nancy K.

"I came to Dr. Cranham's office unhappy with the over all look of my front teeth. I wanted them whiter and wanted the edges to be more uniform and to close spaces, at the gumline, that were left after having braces. After an examination and a consultation, we determined the best course of treatment for me would be a combination of bleaching some teeth and doing veneers on others. This enabled us to be very conservative but also give me the look I wanted . I am so thankful to my dental team for giving me the smile I envisioned."

-David V.

"I am typically not an easygoing patient; however, my experience with Dr. Cranham and his staff continues to be nothing short of excellent. I am constantly reminded of my satisfaction with their work by a steady stream of compliments from both friends and strangers."

-Katie H.

"Dr. Cranham gave me the smile I always knew I had inside. Due to medical issues as a young child, my permanent teeth did not have the whiteness I wanted. In almost every family and school picture I took, I wouldn’t show my teeth. Dr. Cranham changed my life and gave me the confidence to greet the world with a smile."

-Mark C.

"I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Cranham. He listens carefully to what you want and your concerns and shows you what he thinks would be good for you. He has the most up-to-date equipment and an office staff second to none. He does beautiful work, and thanks to him, I don’t have to be self conscious about my smile anymore."

-Barbara C.