Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Dental Implants For A Lasting Solution to Replace Missing Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

Whether it's a tooth decay, an injury, or a gum disease, dental implants are the most convenient and permanent solution there is to replace missing teeth. The process of placing a dental implant is to replace the root of the tooth with a titanium screw, and placing a ceramic cap or tooth on top. It is securely screwed into the jawbone so it will stay firm and immovable.

Dental implants are far more tough and durable than other dental replacements such as dentures. In fact, tooth implants will last a lifetime with the proper care. As long as the patient observes proper dental hygiene and maintains his/her dental health, the implants will last for a lifetime. In addition, dental implants most closely resemble the natural teeth so others cannot tell the difference.

Missing teeth can be an aesthetic, comfort issue which can create overall dental health concerns. It is recommended that it is addressed if- and as soon as- possible. Although dental implants are more expensive than other dental replacement options, they offer a cost-effective and far more comfortable and convenient solution to your missing teeth which last a lifetime.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more about dental implant treatment.


Porcelain Dental Veneers are the Best Treatment Option for Many Dental Problems

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

While both dental veneers and Teeth whitening can address stained and discolored teeth, whitening cannot fix crooked, uneven and gaped teeth issues. But, porcelain veneers are the perfect treatment option for discolored or oddly-shaped teeth.

Dental veneers can recreate the natural look of your teeth. It is the preferred option for patients who want to slightly alter their tooth shape and/or color to improve their smile. Porcelain laminate veneers cover the natural tooth enamel. They are designed to cover-up chipped teeth while matching the color of your surrounding teeth for a natural look.

Porcelain dental veneers are the best treatment option for many dental issues. If you are wondering if you are a candidate for veneers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry to schedule a consultation. Our dentists will discuss this and other treatment options for what you are trying to achieve.


Sleep Sedation Dentistry for Pain and Anxiety-Free Dental Treatment

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 11, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Sedation Dentistry and Total Sleep Sedation, Newport News, VA

Fear of dental procedures is not only specific to children. There are many adult patients who have anxiety and fear of the dentist. As a result, patients who suffer from dental anxiety and fear often prolong or entirely put-off dental visits. This makes issues in the mouth worse, more costly and more time-consuming.

Sleep sedation oral dentistry is administered to patients with chronic fear of the dentist and or oral treatment. Sedation dentistry eliminates the patient's anxiety and promotes better oral hygiene and care for over all better, and less expensive, oral health. Meanwhile, sleep dentistry is also offered to patients who are seniors or minors to make them more comfortable as well.

Only certified medical practitioners and anesthesiologist have the capability to administer these sedatives. They also stay beside the patient throughout the treatment to ensure safety and to ensure the patient is entirely pain-free. To find out more of sedation dentistry as an option, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


BriteSmile In-Office Whitening Treatment for Whiter Teeth in Just One Dental Visit

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 04, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Teeth whitening

The benefits of a perfect white teeth is not limited to just your appearance. A bright white smile also improves your mental health. Having healthy, attractive white teeth can boost your self-confidence. Having the confidence to face people without hesitation, knowing you have a perfect set of white teeth can certainly enhance your mood. Plus, smiling a lot keeps stress at bay.

However, its hard to maintain white teeth. Both food and drink can stain and discolor our teeth, it takes more than regular brushing to restore them back their natural whiteness. Luckily, there's in-office whitening treatment that treats stained and discolored teeth safely. Although, there are many products for teeth whitening that are available over-the-counter, the BriteSmile teeth whitening system is still the most preferred procedure and it has safe, fast-acting result.

Professional teeth whitening in Newport News, VA can actually make your teeth whiter with just one visit. The result of BriteSmile’s laser teeth whitening technology is so remarkable that no other teeth whitening solution can be compared with it's quick effective results. If your are interested with this teeth whitening solution, contact Oyster Point Dentistry to learn more.