If you don’t like your smile, you may not know where to start. We’ll help you see what’s possible, design a plan to do it, and get the smile that fits you best.

Your confident smile is our goal.  To get it you’ll need healthy teeth and healthy gums, and you’ll need a dentist with cosmetic dentistry expertise – to get the shape, position, and color of your teeth just right for you.  Whether you need porcelain veneers or a full-mouth restoration, Dr. Forbes and the team at Capital Dental Design in Richmond can help you every step of the way.

Our Patients’ Reviews“Recommended 100%! I’ve been coming to this office for over 30 years! I brought my husband and my kids. The transition has been great. The staff is always friendly and Dr. Forbes is awesome. The hygienists are amazing and the dental assistant is too! Super patient with me. Thanks Anne Marie! I guess I’ll be staying at least another 30 years!”
– Angela Brown

There’s no chance you won’t get your favorite dentist, because there’s one dentist in our practice: Dr. Graham Forbes. You’ll get your favorite dentist every time.

We always take the time to explain your dental health and all the ways to a brighter smile. Too many dental practices are run by semi-helpful administrators and dentists who can’t be bothered to answer your questions or explain treatment options. At Capital Dental Design, Dr. Graham personally explains the how and why in as much detail as you want, and the whole Capital team walks you through all other parts of your stress-free visit.

  • “Great dentist and staff! The hygienist I visited was the best I’ve ever seen and I’m a very nervous dental patient. Dr. Forbes is extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about the dental profession. Dr. Forbes actually took the time to sit in his office and go over my checkup, no dentist has ever taken the time like that. Truly the best patient service.” – Nick Mazzenga

You’ll experience gentle dentistry. No “leap out of the chair” moments here.

Our state-of-the-art Digital Smile Design technology gives us a perfect map of your mouth, lets us understand your mouth, helps us understand your smile goals, and know exactly how to achieve your perfect smile – well before we touch a single tooth. The only surprise you’re in for is how much joy and comfort you’ll feel at seeing the smile you’ve always wanted to have. (Read more.)

You’ll get to know us, and know what to expect each time you visit, because you’ll probably see us for many years. We think you’ll grow accustomed to stress-free dentistry and a bright smile.

  • “I have been coming to this group for 38 years. They continue to provide excellent dental care and customer service.” –Gary Miller
  • “I have been a patient for more than ten years. The office administrative staff is professional, insightful and responsive to patient needs. The clinical staff, although with a new leader at the helm, has not skipped a beat. Their caring demeanor has made my dental experience a truly enjoyable experience. I look forward to many more years of service from Capital Dental Design.” –Mahlone West

Creating confident Smiles

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Full Mouth Restoration

If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, or if they are damaged significantly, you may need a full-mouth restoration.

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Cosmetic Restorations

In our practice, tooth colored fillings, or composites, are used exclusively. While amalgam fillings do a serviceable...

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5-Point Confident Smile Checklist

Do you love your smile?
At Capital Dental Design, we help you answer “yes” with confidence.

There are many factors that go into your dream smile: lip dynamics, tooth color, gum disease, face shape, facial planes, cavities, tooth texture,
facial proportions, and aging dental work.

These can simply be categorized under health or esthetics.


Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss?

Any of these may indicate cavities or structural weakness in your teeth. There are many ways to improve your oral health, as long as we treat the root cause.

Do your teeth have discoloration, chips, cracks?
Can you see the edges of your fillings showing?

Any of these may indicate cavities or structural weakness in your teeth. There are many ways to improve your oral health, as long as we treat the root cause.

Do you have crowding or spacing between your teeth, or too much gum when you smile?

This could be caused by your teeth or jaw being in the wrong position. Either way, we can consider braces or even clear Invisalign trays to improve positioning.

Do you feel your teeth are too big or small for your smile?

An analysis of your smile, relative to your face, can show us what range the proportion of your teeth should be to harmonize with your smile. We can utilize lifelike porcelain veneers to improve any disproportions.

Do you feel like you don’t show enough smile or smile isn’t big enough?

If you’re not showing enough tooth it may be the result of your teeth being worn down or lip position. Facial analysis is the key to making sure the root cause is addressed, not just the symptoms.

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