Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Invisible Dental Fillings - Aesthetic Functionality

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 12, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Invisible Dental Fillings - Aesthetic Functionality

Conventional dental fillings aren't aesthetically satisfying for most in the modern dental age. The traditional amalgam or silver metal fillings of the past are readily visible to the naked eye. Dental professionals like us here at Oyster Point Dentistry increasingly (due to patient demand) employ composite resigns as an alternative to the aforementioned traditional dental filling solutions.

Invisible Fillings delivers a more celebrated result as the fillings are comparatively invisible. These fillings match the natural color of the teeth because each filling is custom matched to the exact color of the patient’s tooth. Equally important is that the invisible filling compound is more durable than the traditional options as the solution produces a stronger bond between the natural tooth and the filling. This prevents re-emergence of dental issues on a much more dependable scale when compared to traditional amalgam or silver metal fillings.

If you are interested with this dental treatment, Invisible Filling Procedure in Newport News, VA is highly recommended. Our dental practitioners have competitive skills and years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry.

For more information about Invisible Dental Fillings, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Tips to Temporarily Relieve Dental Pain

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 05, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Newport News, VA

Toothaches can produce excruciating pain sensations. Toothaches can produce all the way to pain level 10….the absolute worst. An inflamed dental pulp can affect the many nerves and blood vessels inside the teeth causing tremendous pain.

To permanently address the cause pain, you need to seek a professional dental treatment as soon as you can. But you can try these methods to relieve pain until you reach your Oyster Point dentist here in Newport News, VA.

  • Food particles that dislodge on tooth cavities can induce pain. Try rinsing your mouth with warm water to flush away food fragments. You may also use floss to remove debris trapped in the gap.
  • Apply ice pack on the affected side of the face.
  • Take pain relievers such as Ibuprofen or Mefenamic Acid every 6 hours as necessary.
  • You may also use a local anesthetic like Benzocaine. It's a topical pain reliever that is effective to numb dental pain temporarily.
  • Until your dental condition is completely resolved, avoid eating foods that are too hot and cold.

Toothaches are caused by an underlying dental problem. Only dentists can diagnose your condition and recommend effective treatment options. Remember though that prevention is the best policy. Proper oral hygiene as ultimate preventative care keeps cavities and toothaches away.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News, VA right away, if you are suffering from any dental pain or discomfort.

The Multiple Benefits of Dental Implants

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

Let us face it, no matter how effective our dental hygiene regiment is, time takes its toll on all of our teeth. No matter how good we are at brushing and flossing, we are eventually going to lose teeth. While we cannot stop changes as we grow old, we can address those changes effectively with modern dental technology. The dental implants that we provide here in Hampton, VA put an end to the deficits we all suffer when losing teeth. Dental implants provide tooth replacements that both look and feel natural at all times: while you eat, smile, and talk. Serving exactly like natural teeth, these implants are often considered better options when compared to conventional bridges and dentures.

Dental implants revive not just one’s natural smile but also one’s oral health. These implants are synthetic roots in the shape of a post and are usually made of titanium so they become compatible with the human bone. They are surgically implanted into the jawbones. While the dental implants will typically last a lifetime it is important for patients to care for them as they do their natural teeth.

To find out more about this tooth restoration treatment, consult a dentist at Oyster Point Dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry Relieves Severe Dental Anxiety

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Newport News, VA

Anxiety over dental procedures is a natural fear. Far too many endure dental discomfort and the risks to personal health by procrastinating routine and corrective dental treatment. Oyster Point Dentistry take this into account which is why we specialize in treating patients with severe dental anxiety. We do this by offering oral sedation services to our patients here in Newport News, VA.

Sedation dentistry helps patient relax during the course of the dental procedure through the administration of sedative medication. In some cases, patient don't even recall the application because it is absolutely pain free. The great advantage of oral sedation services is that patient stays awake and still be able to communicate during the dental treatment process.

Prolonging professional dental care and treatment is a risk to your overall health. Dental sedation helps in speed up the process from the patient’s perspective. The dental appointment seems like minutes when treated via sedation dentistry. If you still have reservations about scheduling much needed dental care, contact Oyster Point Dentistry. We can explain more about the oral sedation process to eliminate your concerns.

Dental Bridge Options in Newport News, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Missing or gapped teeth effects a person's overall appearance and self-esteem. The perfect situation is where you accept and identify with gapped teeth but, and this is the important part, it does not negatively affect overall dental structure. Given dental gap acceptance is the exception to the rule, one way to fix dental gaps is to seek dental prosthesis. Dental prosthesis bridges the gap and replaces one or more missing teeth by permanently joining an artificial tooth to nearby teeth. This oral prosthesis is also known as Dental Bridge.

There are several types of dental bridge. Here are most common dental bridge options offered in Newport News, VA:

  • Traditional Bridge: The bridge has a pontic in the middle and crown on both sides. They are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
  • Cantilever Bridge: It is indicated on missing teeth that are situated at the end of the jaw and there is only one adjacent tooth.
  • Maryland bonded bridge: These are made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.

Aside from aesthetic problems, missing teeth have other greater complications. Adjacent teeth may tend to tilt or drift into the empty space. The drifted teeth can fall off easily and affect your bite. Teeth misalignment of the opposite jaw might also occur.

So if you think you are a candidate of this dental treatment, contact Oyster Point Dentistry. Book an appointment and have our dentists assess your dental condition.

Teeth Hypersensitivity Explained?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Newport News, VA

Do you experience periodic (or even systemic) sharp, shooting oral pain or the occasional brain freeze when drinking something cold or hot? This sensitivity is linked to various causes that include cavities, gum diseases, exposed tooth root or worn out fillings. If you experience this frustrating and painful ailment when you drink cold drinks, eat ice cream, or sip hot coffee, know that this dental condition can be treated by your dentist.

We’ll discuss the most common cause which is an abnormality related to dentin. Dentin is the enamel that protects the underlying soft layer of the tooth. Cavities, cracked teeth, gum recession, enamel and root erosion are all conditions that eliminates dentin to the point that the soft/sensitive part of the tooth is exposed to heat and cold. This leads to hypersensitivity which can cause severe pain and discomfort.

Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News, VA recommends the following dental treatment options:

  • Desensitizing toothpaste. Desensitizing toothpaste can help block pain associated with sensitive teeth. It is available over-the-counter but it is best to ask for Dentist's recommendation as to what product may work best for your condition.
  • Fluoride. Application of fluoride can help reduce pain and strengthen your enamel.
  • Desensitizing or bonding. Application of bonding resin can treat exposed root surfaces.
  • Surgical gum graft. This dental procedure aims to take a small amount of gum tissue from some part of your oral cavity and append to the site where tooth root has lost gum tissue. This treats exposed root issue and hypersensitivity.
  • Root canal. If other treatment fails, root canal is the next ideal treatment. This treats the problem in the tooth's dental pulp. It's most successful surgical procedure for treating tooth sensitivity.

For an more detailed consult regarding any dental treatment or ailment that you might have, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry For Max Relaxed Dental Treatment

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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Every person has some level of anxiety when arriving the dentist’s chair. Dental anxiety typically wanes with age, but not always. Some adults have extensive dental treatment anxiety to the point that they ignore even basic routine cleanings. Sedation dentistry is a service that we offer to our hyper-sensitive patients so that they can relax to the point that they easily tolerate their dental health treatment.

Treatments that involves injections and drills cause unacceptable fear within some patients. For those with severe dental phobia, sedation dentistry can help these patients have a relaxing time during dental sessions and slowly overcome their fear of dental treatments.

At Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News VA, we first determine the anxiety level of the patient as well as their blood pressure prior to conducting any dental procedure. Blood pressure could shoot up when patient is very anxious. They can bleed more profusely especially during dental extraction or surgeries when blood pressure is not controlled.

We offer varieties of techniques that could help patients feel at ease. In a more relaxed state, they can get through the procedure smoothly while it helps the dentist properly perform and complete the treatment.

To find out more about sedation dentistry technique, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Tips Prior To Getting Dental Veneers

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

Many are now opting for cosmetic dental veneers as a restorative solution to address various dental issues. Celebrities are promoting this cosmetic dental process leading more people to make this a preferred dental fix. In the dental veneer process, the natural teeth is filed to properly position porcelain veneers on top of each tooth. The outcome is really remarkable which can dramatically transform and improve one's aesthetic appearance.

If you are considering this dental treatment option, here are things that you should take account before finally getting this cosmetic dental treatment:

  • The quality of dental veneer treatment varies greatly. Make sure the dentist that you choose is experienced and proven in performing this specific dental procedure. You can get first hand testimonials by reading client reviews and feedback.
  • Ask Questions - Make sure the dentist answers all your questions during the consultation. Knowing all important details can help you decide whether the treatment is the right one for you. Your dentist should explain clearly what to expect and must do during and after treatment.
  • Long-term Consideration - Veneers requires replacement every 5-10 years so you need to consider the maintenance charges or replacement expenses as well before proceeding.
  • Opt for natural look - Veneers should match the natural shade of your teeth. Your dentist will help you select the right veneers that will provide you a natural look.

To find out more about dental veneers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Dental Implant: An Ideal Solution for Missing Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

A missing tooth (or missing teeth) impacts your appearance, your mouth’s functionality, and your confidence. Today’s modern dentistry offers a safe and affordable path to solving all these problems. Dental implant systems are turning lives around and they can turn yours around too!

Dental implant treatment is the ideal solution to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. The implant contains a tiny, titanium screw that will serve as an artificial root for a synthetic, porcelain tooth. The screw is fixed in the jaw bone and is simply the most dependably safe tooth replacement treatment offered today. The permanent nature of implants revolves around the body’s ability to accept the implant as a welcome part of your bone structure. It will not affect the surrounding teeth.

Many are now opting for this dental procedure to enhance their appearance, improve their speech and comfort while eating. What's great with dental implant is that they will last for a lifetime. Regarding care of the implants, nothing special is required other than normal oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist here in Newport News, VA.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry (Hampton and Newport News Va) to find out more about dental implants.

Invisible Filling For Stronger Teeth and Beautiful Smile

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Invisible Filling in Newport News, VA

Gone are the days of highly visible dental fillings. The modern day invisible fillings can make you and your children smile and talk more confidently. With this treatment, no one sees anything but natural beauty within your mouth.

Oyster Point Dentistry's invisible filling treatment is the new cosmetic dentistry trend that addresses aesthetic issues brought about by sealing dental gaps and holes. Before, silver fillings are used and they quite come unpleasing to the eye. Invisible filling in Newport News, VA are offered in different varieties of tooth-colored shades which can closely match to the natural shade of the patient's teeth. Moreover, they are more stronger than the traditional silver fillings and less likely to break and decay.

Many parents today demand invisible fillings for their children so that they never have anything but naturally looking teeth. Please contact Oyster Point Dentistry. We will gladly consult you on all the various dental filling options available to you.