Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Multiple Dental Implant Treatment

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 29, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Bridges, Newport, News, VA

Although dental implant treatment has been around for quite some time now, still lot of patients are unfamiliar with the procedure. For those who are frustrated over their missing teeth, this is by far the most recommended solution. However, patients with multiple missing teeth have more concerns regarding the procedure for they require several dental implant posts. Here's an overview on what to expect when you have several dental implant requirement.

How It Is Different?

Placement of multiple dental implant applies the same process as placing single implant. A gum tissue is incised so the titanium implant post can be inserted into the jawbone. However, in multiple dental implant, this process is repeated several times depending on the number and position of missing teeth. After all the posts are fixed in place, protective cap is applied over the setup to protect the site surrounding the implant posts. It also provides protection to the soft tissue so it will maintain its form until the implant completely merges with the jawbone and full dental restoration is achieved. After several months, the implant will effectively imitate and replace the lost tooth roots.

If you have multiple teeth that requires dental implant treatment, contact Oyster Point Dentistry. We will first assess your current dental condition and present you with treatment options. We will help you decide the best tooth replacement solution for your distinct concerns.


Audio Visual Relaxation Technology Provides A More Comfortable Dental Experience

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 22, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - Newport News, VA

Dental anxiety is a common factor as to why many patients refuse professional help to address their dental condition. It may stem from a previous traumatic encounter with a dentist or from negative perceptions about dental procedures. Several studies disclose that anxiety can contribute to the pain. Patients tend to feel more when they are anxious. Since anxiety becomes a major obstacle to seeking professional dental treatment, the dental industry employed audio visual relaxation technology to help patients relax during a dental procedure.

At Oyster Point Dentistry, we offer soothing audio / visual technology services at no extra charge. We provide this to patients with general anxiety towards dental care. This provides diversion to minimize anxiety in significant level. Making the procedure smooth sailing, less rough and traumatic. With a more rewarding dental experience, patient would be able to develop confidence and would cooperate more in the succeeding dental sessions.

This audio visual relaxation technique help us accomplish our task in delivering quality dental care to our patients. For more information about this service, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Tips For Invisalign® Aligner Tray Manipulation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 15, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisalign clear aligners in Newport News, VA

Invisalign® aligners are the new dental innovation in straightening misaligned teeth. The Invisalign system provides a much more comfortable solution to dental alignment when compared to conventional metal braces. While Invisalign® clear aligners are much comfortable to wear than its traditional counterpart, switching new trays every two weeks may cause some slight soreness around your mouth if not done correctly. Here are three tips to get you painlessly through aligner tray switching:

  • Prior to putting in your new set of Invisalign tray, take an anti-inflammatory drug to minimize the pain especially in the first few days. Taking in the anti-inflammatory one hour prior you set it. It can significantly reduce or eliminate pain associated with applying the new tray.
  • Inflammation may be present to some users of Invisalign® aligner trays. But you can easily treat the sore by swishing warm water around your mouth.
  • When switching a new tray set, put it in at night before going to bed. So the first several hours of getting used to with your new tray, you are asleep and feel less uncomfortable.

For more information about Invisalign® aligners, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Dental Repairs and Restorations in One Sitting

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 08, 2019
Oyster Point Dentistry - E4D dental system, Newport News, VA

In the past, dental restorations and repairs usually take two or more dental visits to complete. Not true anymore. With Oyster Point Dentistry’s digital imaging technology, the need for multiple dental visits to repair and restore your teeth (except in rare circumstance) is a thing of the past. Our E4D dental system hastens the process of taking dental impression. Custom teeth restorations can be performed much more efficiently. Now, final crown, filling, or veneer can be completed in one sitting.

Digital imaging scans are completely safe to use. They provide us (and you) with clean and fast impression. Now, you don't have to go through the inconvenience of going back to your favorite dental clinic several times just to complete your treatment.

more information about dental digital imaging scan, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.