Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Invisible Fillings Bond Natural Teeth and Dental Restorations Forever

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 27, 2017
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisible Dental Filling in Newport News, VA

Are you worried about another detached dental filling? Do the colors of your dental fillings and natural teeth differ? Oyster Point Dentistry has just found a breakthrough solution to your weakened and discolored dental fillings.

Its new technique called Invisible Fillings which match the colors of the dental restorations to your natural teeth to look like nothing happened at all, thus the term invisible. More importantly, this technique closes the gap between your teeth and the filling, resulting in a stronger bond preventing resurgence of decay that causes cracking and eventual breaking of dental fillings. The strengthening technique fuses the filling and your teeth for a dental restoration that lasts.

Invisible fillings in Newport News, VA are successful because of the superb skill of the dentists. Our dentists are highly trained to deliver quality dental restorations and are the best of their field, upholding both function and aesthetics to restore your teeth to its natural look and feel. For details on Invisible Fillings, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.

Happy Thanksgiving From Oyster Point Dentistry

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Oyster Point Dentistry - Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our clients, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

Holiday Professional Teeth Whitening - Treat Yourself

Darren Kincaid - Friday, November 17, 2017

As we approach the Holiday season, our phones here at Newport News Virginia's Oyster Point Dentistry begin to light up about teeth whitening services unlike any other time of the calendar year The reason makes perfect sense as this is by far the most social period of the calendar year.  You want to look your best, and frankly, you deserve to treat yourself. So we thought today we'd cover the things we commonly discuss on the phone regarding teeth whitening.

Dental teeth whitening is a safe, easy and effective way to get whiter and brighter teeth. It is one of the many ways that cosmetic dentistry can give you that dazzling smile you have always wanted.

Oyster Point Dentistry in Newport News uses the latest technology in clinical teeth whitening. Clinical research proves that professional whitening is the safest way to secure teeth whitening treatment. Off the shelf teeth whitening products do not always give reliable outcomes and they do not always deliver safe results.

Why do people have their teeth whitened?

Tooth discoloration could be caused by any number of factors, including smoking, red wine, tea, coffee or even antibiotics. These lead to many people complaining of:

  • Ugly teeth
  • Yellow teeth
  • Dark or black teeth

Many of our patients have an important occasion, such as their weddingwhich they would like their smile to have that extra wow factor. Other patients have simply wanted to have whiter teeth for many years.

The benefits of dental teeth whitening:

  • Dental whitening is a safe and quick process
  • Teeth whitening makes a big difference to your smile
  • Teeth whitening can restore confidence with positive effect on overall mental health
  • Dental whitening is very affordable

Oyster Point Dentistry offers several teeth whitening service options with our most popular being the Britesmile system.  We’ll be glad to discuss then all with you. Just give us a call

Dental Crowns and Bridges Via FSA and HSA Savings

Darren Kincaid - Friday, November 10, 2017

Many of you are calling us here at Oyster Point Dentistry (serving Hampton and Newport News Virginia) to schedule end of year cleanings and other dental treatments (such as dental implants) that for any number of reasons that you've delayed until now.  This is also the time of year when we increase the volume of dental crown and dental bridge work as corrective dental procedures are the perfect use for end of year flexible savings account and health savings account dollars that expire at year's end.

What are crowns and bridges?

A crown is a hard-wearing dental cap which restores a tooth’s shape and protects your own natural tooth below. The ceramic material of a crown strengthens your tooth and gives your smile a beautifully natural look.

Dental bridges replace a missing tooth or teeth by placing a ceramic tooth in a gap that is held in place by crowns on the surrounding teeth. Crowns and bridges are an excellent alternative to dentures that give you a strong and natural looking smile.

Crowns and bridges can be used to:

  • Replace missing teeth and strengthen remaining teeth
  • Dramatically improve the appearance of decayed, worn and broken teeth

Why seek dental crown or bridge work?

If you have lost or are missing a tooth and have a large gap, then your jaw will continue to shrink and weaken until the gap is filled. Bridgework (also known as fixed bridges) is an excellent non-removable way to stop this continuing damage and give you the closest result to having your own natural teeth back.

The benefits of having crowns and bridges by Oyster Point Dentisty here in Newport News:

  • Gives you a long lasting, reliable solution compared to dentures
  • More affordable than dental implants
  • You can chew steak again!

Painless crowns and bridges

Making the crowning and bridging procedure as painless as possible for you is our priority. Our patients usually find the procedure painless and our Newport News practice gives you every creature comfort to make your procedure as relaxing as possible. If you are anxious about crowns and fixed bridges, or any dental procedure, then there are a number of ways we can help and we are always happy to discuss these with you.

We give you all the options – you decide!

It is our policy to give you open and honest advice on all your options, alternatives and the associated costs, allowing you to make the most informed decision. We will then continue to work with you to ensure you enjoy the maximum amount of time from your treatment. Call us today to learn more!

Dental Implants - The #1 Alternative to Traditional Dentures

Darren Kincaid - Friday, November 03, 2017

To many, the subject of dental implants remain a mystery and cause of concern. However, for over thirty years now dental surgeons increasingly use implants in lieu of traditional dentures as the substitute for replacing natural teeth. So as a service to our patients and neighbors here in Hampton and Newport News Virginia, we here at Oyster Point Dentistry want to discuss the subject of dental implants and how they might be a good dental treatment option for you.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium screw that integrates with your jaw to replace the lost tooth root. A porcelain crowned tooth is then attached to the top of the implant to complete your smile.

The dental implant procedure has been around for over 30 years and gives you the closest result to having your own natural teeth back.

Dental implants can be used to:

  • Replace a single missing tooth with a single dental implant
  • Replace a row of missing teeth secured over multiple dental implants
  • Replace a whole mouthful of teeth if necessary.

Why have dental implants?

If you have lost or are missing a tooth and have a large gap, then your jaw will continue to shrink and weaken until the gap is filled. Dental implants are the best way to stop this continuing damage and give you the closest result to having your own natural teeth back.

A dental implant is also a great alternative for denture wearers that find dentures uncomfortable, sore or difficult to chew and speak with. There are plenty of reasons beyond those listed here for you to consider dental implants to replace lost or severely damaged teethCall us today to learn more!