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By Hampton Family Dentistry
February 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Nobody ever thinks that they will need to consider dental implants at any age. Losing teeth can happen for a wide range of reasons, from dental implantsdecay to damage from an injury. Whatever the reason, getting the problem solved as soon as possible can change the way that you feel about yourself and how others approach you. Thanks to advances in dental implants you can now get the help you need from dental implants specialists in Hampton, VA, such as Dr. Michael Hutchings and Dr. William Cornette from Hampton Family Dentistry.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are often considered when you have a few missing teeth; they could be missing in a single row or missing in different locations. The use of dental implants is better in many respects than dentures because it is a permanent solution offering strong teeth that are much like your own natural teeth. Most dental implants professionals in Hampton will start with removing the teeth that cannot be salvaged and then allowing the gums to heal. The dentist will need to make a mold of the teeth so that new teeth can be created and fit into the space. This process may take a couple of visits in order for them to be properly fitted to your mouth. Once the teeth are ready, your dental professional will attach the teeth using a substitute root. This will attach the tooth to the jaw and, eventually, becomes a part of it.

Getting a beautiful smile is within reach when you turn to the specialists of dental implants in Hampton, VA. Dr. Hutchings and Dr. Cornette from Hampton Family Dentistry are prepared to walk you through the process of dental implants. They can give you all the facts and help you find the answers to all of your questions. Don’t wait to get the smile of your dreams. Call us today to set up a consultation to discuss the options open to you. Our team of experts is waiting at (757) 827-7770 to help you get started.

By Hampton Family Dentistry
December 07, 2016
Category: Welcome
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Putting your best foot forward may seem difficult if you feel as though your smile is holding you back. Luckily, the solution to this common problem could lie in simply asking your Hampton, VA, dentist about dental veneers. This look-overhauling procedure can improve the appearance your smile and help you feel great. Learn more about dental veneers with Hampton Family Dentistry.

Dental Veneers FAQs

What issues can dental veneers repair? 
Veneers can change the size, shape, length, width and color of a tooth. These small yet powerful shells of porcelain fit over the surface of the tooth. Veneers can repair many issues, including:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • discolored or yellow teeth
  • small gaps
  • slight overlaps

Will my veneers match my natural teeth? 
Your Hampton dentist and the dental laboratory who customizes your veneers take special care to color-match each restoration specifically to your surrounding natural teeth. This ensures your veneers blend right into your natural smile, repairing its imperfections without compromising your look.

How long will my veneers last? 
Veneers last up to 20 years with the proper care. However, not properly maintaining your veneers will affect their lifetime. Be sure to brush twice daily, floss once a day and see your dentist twice a year for regularly scheduled examinations and cleanings. In most cases, your dentist can reattach veneers which have become loose or come off with no trouble.

Will my veneers stain? 
Veneers are made from porcelain, which, while it closely resembles natural teeth, should not stain. Your natural teeth, however, can stain, meaning you should take special care to avoid stain-causers like coffee, tea or tobacco use to ensure your natural teeth do not end up a different color than your veneers.

Do veneers prevent cavities?
Veneers simply sit on top of your natural teeth. While a veneer itself will not develop a cavity, the natural tooth underneath can. For this reason, a strong oral care routine is just as important for patients with veneers than patients with no restorations at all. Your dentist can help you determine the best oral care routine for you.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Michael Hutchings,  Dr. William Cornette and Dr. Charlie Stange at Hampton Family Dental in Hampton, VA. Call (757) 827-7770 to schedule your consultation for veneers today!

By Hampton Family Dentistry
October 11, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

It is possible to prevent dental accidents, but when you are prepared to take control if one does occur can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.  If a dental injury does occur to your teeth or oral tissues, call your emergency dentist immediately. Many dentists allot time in their daily schedules for emergencies and are qualified to treat an array of dental injuries. 

When a Tooth is Knocked Out or Damaged

Falling down or suffering a hard hit to the face while participating in a sport or other recreational activity can result in the loss of one or multiple teeth. If a tooth is knocked out it is important to first retrieve thMan with dental emergencye dislodged tooth and gently rinse it in water.  When you rinse your tooth, be very careful not to remove any attached tissue. Gently attempt to place the tooth back into its socket. If that doesn’t work, place the tooth in a small cup of milk or salt water solution and get to your dentist as soon as you can. The faster you get to your emergency dentist, the better chance you will have of saving your tooth. 

Treating Soft-Tissue Injuries

Injuries to the tongue, lips, gums and cheeks can cause pain, swelling and bleeding. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply direct pressure to the affected area with moistened gauze or a tea bag.  You can also reduce swelling and slow the bleeding by applying a cold compress to the outside of your cheek or mouth. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 20-30 minutes of ice and pressure, the injury may require professional medical attention and you’ll need to get to your dentist or emergency room right away.

As a general rule, if it hurts, it’s a dental emergency. Don’t delay.  Visit your emergency dentist immediately if you are experiencing pain caused by an injury to your mouth or teeth. A speedy treatment significantly improves your odds of saving a damaged or injured tooth.

By Hampton Family Dentistry
October 11, 2016
Category: Welcome
Tags: Welcome  

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Hampton, VA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Hampton Family Dentistry office with any dental questions or concerns.

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