Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Invisalign has Many Benefits Over Traditional Braces

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 30, 2018
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Invisalign can help with many cases from simple to more complex, including crowded teeth and underbites to jaw problems to teeth misalignment. And they're basically invisible so most people won't even notice you're wearing them.

The dentists at Oyster Point Dentistry will determine if Invisalign is right for you. If so, we will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image. With these images we will create a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Then a series of custom-made, clear aligners are created specifically for you and your mouth. These are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic. You wear Invisalign throughout the day, and as you wear them, your teeth gradually shift gently into place.

Similar to braces, in cost, Invisalign also helps with problems like spaced teeth, cross bites, underbites, and crowded teeth. However, there are many advantages to invisalign over braces. While the results are the same, a new and confident smile, when comparing options there are many benefits to Invisalign. With Invisalign you can eat any foods; the aligners are removable making eating and brushing and flossing easier for better periodontal health; and the smooth comfortable plastic is easier on your cheeks and gums than metal braces. Additionally, there are less office visits than with braces. Invisalign visits range from every 4 to 6 weeks. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry for a consultation. See if Invisalign is right for you.


A Comfortable Treatment Alternative for Sleep Apnea

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 23, 2018
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Obstructive sleep apnea can be disruptive for patient and their partners as well. Often both parties suffer from interrupted sleep and sleep deprivation due to loud snoring. Although, CPAP is clinically proven to treat this condition, some patients cannot tolerate it because of the discomfort it can cause while sleeping.

A new treatment alternative has been formulated to cure sleep apnea. Oral Appliance Therapy works like a mouthpiece that adjusts the position of the tongue so it won't collapse to the back of the throat and block the airway. This can be custom-fit to the patient's mouth to achieve maximum airflow. Patients can use mere oral appliance or combined it with other therapy depending on dentist's recommendation.

If you are considering oral appliance therapy in Newport News, VA to treat sleep apnea, contact Oyster Point Dentistry. Our dentists can give further explanation concerning the treatment procedure.


Porcelain Dental Veneers Correct Dental Imperfections

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 16, 2018
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Over time your teeth will discolor, decay, or change as a result of many factors. As a result, more and more people are turning to porcelain veneers to treat imperfections and improve the appearance of their teeth. These translucent porcelain shells are affixed to the teeth to repair cosmetic issues like disfigurement and discoloration.

Before dental veneers are adhered to your teeth, dentists administer local anesthesia to numb the pain and reduce discomfort. Prior to placement of porcelain dental veneers, teeth are slightly refined to perfectly fit the shells. Moreover, modern dental veneers are modified to tailor the shape and natural color of your teeth. With this dental treatment, your set of teeth will look nicer and more even.

If you are interested of getting dental veneers in Newport News, VA, schedule an appointment with our highly trained dentists. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry and get absolute answers regarding porcelain veneers and other treatment options for your current dental issues.


Invisalign Clear Aligners are Invisible and Removable Making it a Better Alternative for Straightening Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 09, 2018
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Crooked or misaligned teeth not only look unattractive, they can also make teeth cleaning difficult. If the teeth are not properly cleaned, they can eventually contract periodontal disease which can lead to gum and bone damage, as well as tooth loss. One way to properly align the teeth is wearing traditional metal braces. However, metal braces are less attractive, uncomfortable, and can be painful to wear. Invisalign clear aligners are better alternative and there are many reasons why one might choose them over traditional metal braces.

One main reason why dental patients choose Invisalign is the appearance. Metal braces can be unattractive. They are noticeable and the food can get caught in them. But with Invisalign, they are invisible or barely noticeable, and they feel natural as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all. This invisible teeth straightening alternative comes with a series of tailor-made and tight-fitting retainers that slip invisibly over the teeth. Also, Invisalign clear aligners are removable. If the wearer wishes to remove them for brief periods of time, they can easily do so. Dental patients can comfortably eat any food and can conveniently do their usual hygiene routine like brushing and flossing.

A lot of people are now enjoying the benefits of invisalign clear aligners in Newport News, VA. Aside from appearance and comfort, the duration of treatment is faster compared to metal braces. Invisalign can take only one year, to a year and a half to work its wonder and straighten your teeth.

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


Dental Implants Can Improve your Oral Health

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 02, 2018
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Most people believe that a healthy smile is one of the first and most important things we notice about a person. Healthy teeth are the key to an attractive smile. However, many people hide their smiles because they are self-conscious about missing teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, then dental implants may be the best possible replacement solution worth discussing during your next dental check-up.

Dental implants in Yorktown, VA consist of a small, titanium screw that replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The screw is secured in the jaw bone, which provides a base for the replacement tooth. Dental implants are anchored there and become part of your bone structure having no impact on the surrounding teeth. This makes implants perfectly safe and healthy. There are a number of benefits associated with dental implants such as enhancing your appearance and speech, improving your ability to chew and enjoy food, protecting your teeth and jawbone from bone loss, and better overall oral health. Dental implants act like natural teeth, and with proper care and regular check-ups they can last a lifetime. Therefore, if your smile is healthy, the rest of your body and bones can be healthy too.

When you are confident, you smile more. Replacing missing teeth and addressing oral health issues through dental implant treatments can give the boost you need to take the next step in your relationship or career path.

If you are interested in having a dental implant, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.