Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Invisible Dental Fillings are Durable and More Aesthetically Pleasing than Other Fillings

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 26, 2018
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The development of stronger and more aesthetically pleasing dental filling material for restorations has been a major focus in dentistry for many years. Dental fillings are formulated to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. Nowadays, most dentists use composite filling material to repair damaged teeth because it matches the natural color and texture of the surrounding teeth, making them virtually invisible. Invisible dental fillings are both durable and aesthetically pleasing which is why they are the most popular for treating chipped or cracked teeth. There are no health risks associated with invisible dental fillings making this choice a safe alternative solution to improve the health of the teeth.

The newest dental fillings are made of composite material that is bonded to the tooth structure enhancing the strength of the tooth. In fact, silver fillings actually weaken the tooth because the metal has a wider expansion and contraction range which can lead to cracks in the fillings over time. This makes the tooth more prone to breakage. Moreover, dentists do not have to remove as much of the natural tooth structure when preparing for the composite fillings, but in silver fillings the hole required for prepping the tooth is relatively larger.

Invisible dental fillings in Yorktown, VA provides patients with white or tooth-colored fillings that gives them a more pleasing, silver-free smile. Along with repairing damaged teeth, invisible dental fillings are also used for cosmetic improvements such as reshaping teeth and changing the color of teeth to match existing teeth. Regular visits to your dentist is important so that you can have the right treatment and you can achieve the best dental care.

To find out more about the benefits of invisible dental fillings, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Invisalign Clear Aligners: An Alternative for Straightening Teeth without Metal Wires and Brackets

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 19, 2018
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Most dental patients want a better choice when considering orthodontic treatment. That decision is now between clear aligners or traditional metal braces. However, when people are considering braces, many patients are unaware that there is an alternative for straightening teeth without the hassle of metal wires and brackets. Invisalign clear aligners are an effective and better alternative, and they have a number of benefits compared to traditional braces.

Everyone has different reasons for needing orthodontic treatment. Clear aligner technology is a popular option for orthodontic treatment and can meet the needs of every patient. The main reason why dental patients choose Invisalign at Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News, VA is to straighten misaligned or crooked teeth without the inconvenience and discomfort of metal braces. Moreover, Invisalign clear aligners are invisible. These aligners are a perfect option for patients who don’t want visible braces. Unlike traditional braces, patients have the ability to remove the clear aligners when they eat and brush their teeth. This makes cleaning easier and more effective and patients can continue with their usual hygiene routine of brushing and flossing with comfort and convenience.

This invisible teeth straightening alternative was first only used in simple orthodontic cases, but now they are used for even the most advanced cases. Not only have Invisalign clear aligners taken away the social stigma of orthodontics, but they also have become more efficient when it comes to oral health.

To find out more about the advantages of Invisalign clear aligners, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Porcelain Dental Veneers Help Improve the Appearance and Function of Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 12, 2018
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Porcelain dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which thin pieces of tooth-colored porcelain are placed over the surfaces of the teeth to recreate a natural look. This is the material of choice for treating issues in the original tooth such as poor color, shape, or contours. For those who are looking to have slight position alterations, or for those who want to change their tooth shape, size, and color, porcelain veneers are often the best and most successful option.

Dental veneers in Yorktown, VA aim to create a brilliant smile with beautifully aligned teeth. They are the common option to correct fractured or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and uneven teeth alignment. Veneers can even make the darkest-colored teeth appear bright white. They can also resist different stains like coffee and tea, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech material. They are effective in restoring the natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.

You’ll often hear people say that most celebrities have dental veneers and this may seem like the best way to achieve picture-perfect white teeth. Communication with your dentist is crucial to accomplish best and most successful results.

If you want aesthetically pleasing and naturally functioning teeth, consult your dentist at Oyster Point Dentistry to know if you are a good candidate for this dental treatment.


Dental Implants­­­­­­: A Long-term and Cost- Effective Solution for Teeth Replacement

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 05, 2018
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Despite developments in dental care, many people still suffer from tooth loss as a result of tooth decay, periodontal disease, injury or other reasons. For the past few years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth problems were bridges and dentures. Fortunately, today dental implants are available.

Dental implants in Yorktown, VA are used to replace and restore your lost teeth. These implants are artificially made to match your natural teeth so that it will look, feel, fit, and function like natural teeth. Dental bridges and dentures only last five to seven years. With proper care, they may be able to last up to ten years, but they may need to be replaced at some point. As a result, those costs can add up over time. Dental implants can last a lifetime when properly placed, cared for, and maintained. They are made with titanium which makes them strong and durable. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone and stimulates bone growth which can prevent bone loss and deterioration of your jaw bone. That is why dental implants are your best long-term and cost-effective solution for teeth replacement.

With dental implant treatment, there is no need to feel uncomfortable in public, or worry that missing teeth will interfere with your daily activities. No more worries that your dentures might slip or fall out whenever you are eating, smiling and speaking. Dental implants will give back your smile and help you feel more confident about yourself.

Consult your dentist if you can be a candidate for dental implant. For more details, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.