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Dental Implant: An Ideal Solution for Missing Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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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
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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.


Correct Your Crooked Teeth Comfortably with Invisalign Clear Braces

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Not all people are gifted with a straight set of teeth. In fact, many people suffer from crooked teeth. Consequently, many are getting braces to correct this dental issue. On the flip side, many people want another choice other than wearing metal braces that are uncomfortable and obvious.

Fortunately, Invisalign clear braces are made from clear plastic. The plastic aligners are removable so you can take them off when eating or brushing your teeth. This makes brushing and flossing and overall dental care easier. On top of that, because they are clear they are invisible. No more inconvenient metal wires and brackets to hide your teeth and make you feel uncomfortable.

Not only do crooked teeth affect your confidence, but they can be a predisposing factor to various dental health issues. It make sense to invest in treatments that can effectively correct your dental condition. Invisalign clear aligners are now preferred by many people.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more about invisalign clear braces.


Make Teeth Whitening Last with the Proper Care

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Everybody wants sparkling white teeth and in-office teeth whitening can help. Over-the-counter whitening options are far less effective than professional whitening services. Additionally, professional teeth whitening will ensure that your smile is bright but natural looking, not false white. When done professionally, the process last longer than OTC products as well. However, due to some of our lifestyle choices, teeth can stain more quickly. If you want to maintain a glistening white smile, watch out for food that stain.

  • Chromogens - The food and drink that contain chromagens have strong pigments that adhere to enamel. Coffee is the perfect example of a drink that has high chromogen content. Fruit berries, tomatoes and pomegranates are also high in chromogen content as well.
  • Tannins - A plant-based compound that can make stains easier to attach to teeth. Apart from being very acidic, tea also contains tannins. In fact, tea is the worst culprit in staining teeth.
  • Acids - It can damage the tooth's enamel making it softer and rougher, allowing stains to set in the crevices easier. Coffee, tea, wine and soda are very acidic beverages. Drinking these regularly can cause your teeth to lose enamel integrity.

Eating and drinking the food and beverages above in moderation will help reduce staining. Brushing your teeth or rinsing them with water immediately after eating or drinking staining compounds can help wash them away. Finally, a regular dental cleaning with our dentist in Newport News, VA can help prevent staining as well. Contact us to see if In office-teeth whitening is the right option to improve your smile.

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Porcelain Dental Veneers Correct Many Dental Problems

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Chipped and broken teeth can be uncomfortable and can affect your self confidence. If you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, porcelain dental veneers can treat and restore your beautiful smile.

Dental veneers are custom-designed shells that are attached to the front surface of the teeth to enhance their appearance. These veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth to treat various dental concerns including broken, chipped, worn, and stained teeth. Porcelain veneers in Newport News, VA will effectively addresses teeth discoloration issues and will match the natural look of your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers are preferred over composite material because they are more durable and long-lasting. They are more resistant to food and drink as well. Porcelain shells are modeled and adhered to the teeth to correct worn enamel, genetically deformed, or smaller-than-average teeth and discoloration.

If you think you are a candidate for veneers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Extra Preventative Dental Care for Teens

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 08, 2019
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As the teenage years kick in, your kids are more conscious of how they look. Their teeth and smile is just as important as every other aspect of their appearance. Thus, teeth require the time, attention and proper care to prevent dental cavities and to keep them healthy and bright. Although they've been trained in brushing and flossing since they were toddlers, reinforcing preventative dental care ensures a healthy set of teeth.

Aside from regular brushing and flossing, you can protect your teen's teeth by applying dental sealants. This special coating serves as a protective barrier to cavity-prone areas. Sealants are often applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth as well as the nooks and crannies in other teeth. Sealed teeth will be extra protected from dental carries.

If your teen is an athlete, mouth guards are essential to protect their teeth from impact during sports accidents. They act as a cushion that protects your teeth from blows or dental injuries. It is important to seek your dentist's advice on various types and styles.

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


Dental Implant are a Comfortable and Convenient Treatment Option For Treating Missing or Damaged Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 01, 2019
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Are your missing, chipped, or damaged teeth making you uncomfortable? They can be painful when a food gets lodged between. Missing and damaged teeth can also make you uncomfortable when you smile. So if you want to improve your smile this year, getting dental implants can help you restore single or multiple teeth.

Over the years, dentures and bridges were applied to address dental loss. However, patients have had complaints related to discomfort with these treatments. These are also considered temporary solutions and require repeated trips to the dentist which is inconvenient for some patients. On the other hand, dental implants in Newport News,VA present a more permanent solution to patient's with missing teeth. Dental implants are place through a cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Dental implants are perfect for patients with severely damaged or missing teeth. But they can also help patients who are suffering from advanced periodontal diseases. During the process, the damaged tooth is removed and an artificial or porcelain tooth is screwed into the jaw using a titanium root. Because it is titanium, the root, or screw, is durable and long-lasting. The cap looks exactly like a natural tooth and will also last a lifetime with proper care.

Dental implants restore your missing or damaged teeth while offering a much more comfortable and convenient lifestyle option for eating, talking and cleaning. For this reason, many patients now prefer this treatment over dentures and bridges. If you want more information on this dental procedure, contact Oyster Point Dentistryfor more details about the process.


Invisalign Clear Braces Are A Perfect Option For Adults Who Want To Improve Their Smile

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 25, 2018
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It's not just the teens who want to improve on how they look, but adults as well. Most adults want a more youthful and attractive appearance. Having straight and beautiful teeth is one way to improve your appearance and defy aging. For adults who wants to correct their crooked teeth, Invisalign clear braces are an ideal solution.

Metal braces may be fine for teens but as an adult, you may want a more subtle approach to straightening crooked teeth. The Invisalign aligner is the right option. These aligners are virtually invisible and can be easily removed when necessary. It offers flexibility and convenience that is perfect for adults. Metal braces can be too uncomfortable and too obvious.

Opting for Invisalign treatment improves your smile and the overall function and health of your gums and teeth as well. If you are considering Invisalign clear braces, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Happy Holidays from Oyster Point Dentistry

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Our warmest Holiday wishes from the entire team here at Oyster Point Dentistry. Calendar year 2018 was, and continues to be, a truly remarkable year and we take this moment to recognize the joy that each and every one of you has brought to our personal and professional lives. We exist because of your faith and trust in us.

As calendar year 2019 approaches, we reflect upon the foundational recognition that "your success is our success". Our New Year’s wish for 2019 is to nurture our positive and ever strengthening partnership and to deliver ever increasing value to you, your business, and your family through the entirety of 2019.

Throughout this Holiday season may you be blessed with health and surrounded by friends and family. All the best! Cheers!


Dental Veneers Can Reverse The Look of Aging Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Welcoming the new year is even more meaningful when you welcome it with a new you. If you are going for a change of image or for a more healthy lifestyle, improving your smile is a good place to start. Dental veneers in Newport News, VA can help you improve your look by enhancing your smile to be more youthful and attractive. Having a beautiful smile will also boost your confidence to help you reach other life goals.

Overtime, teeth appear older, stained, and worn. Dental veneer conceal the age of your teeth by restoring their shape and color. They restore chipped, crooked, gapped, or stained teeth for a better looking smile. Veneers are the perfect solution to address dental defects and discoloration issues. Thin porcelain that resemble natural teeth are adhered to the front of the teeth to reverse the look of aging.

Porcelain dental veneers last for a long time with proper care and habits and lifestyle changes. To find out more about dental veneers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.