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Gum Pain around a Dental Bridge

If you have pain in the gum area around a dental bridge, it may be time to see your dentist. There are several things that can cause pain around a dental bridge, and it is important to make an appointment right away. At The Foleck Center, we offer a flexible schedule and extended hours to help patients that need to be seen right away. Your health is our priority and if you find yourself in pain, we encourage you to contact us right away, so we can help diagnose and treat the issue.

Why Would I Have Pain Around My Bridge?

There are a few different reasons why you may be experiencing pain around your bridge. A detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and the bridge will be required to determine the cause and treatment necessary. Our doctor will ask questions about when the pain started and how long the pain lasts. X-rays may be needed to provide a clear picture of your teeth and gums.

Decay or Infection

Sometimes food or debris can get stuck in between your teeth and cause decay. This can cause pain around the gum area of your bridge. If your bridge does not fit properly, this may allow bacteria and plaque to enter underneath or between teeth, and cause pain or an infection.

Sensitivity

Some sensitivity is common with a newly fitted bridge. Patients may experience sensitivity with hot or cold, but this should subside after a few weeks.

When Should I Call the Dentist?

After a bridge procedure, patients may experience some pain, but this should subside after a few days. If you notice your pain lasts more than a few days we recommend calling our office. This could indicate you have a dental bridge that does not fit properly, or a potential infection. Leaving an infection untreated can cause more serious issues, and should be addressed right away.

We recommend following good oral hygiene habits at home, and carefully brushing and flossing around your bridge. This will help to ensure all of the food and bacteria is removed each day, and prevent pain or infection. Flossing is extremely important, and our staff will discuss how to floss properly, and review how to care for your bridge at home.

Ready to Schedule Your Appointment?

If you have pain around your bridge and would like to schedule an appointment, The Foleck Center is happy to help. Your oral health is our priority, and patients should never leave pain untreated. Our doctor can evaluate your issue, and get you on the road to being pain free quickly.

Pain can indicate infection and can cause more serious issues if it is not addressed immediately. Our team is here to help, and we provide a calm and relaxing environment for our patients. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, making the latest dental products available to our patients. We strive to provide exceptional care, and we make sure each visit is a positive experience.

To schedule your appointment, contact The Foleck Center, and our staff will be happy to assist you!

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Coffee is a popular beverage, and many enjoy that cup or two in the morning each day. The downside to coffee is that it can cause staining on your teeth. There are treatments patients can do at home, or in our office to remove those annoying coffee stains. At The Foleck Center, we offer many cosmetic dental services, and one of our most popular is teeth whitening treatment.

If you are tired of looking at yellow or stained teeth from coffee, then The Foleck Center is here to help. Our team provides a detailed consultation process to evaluate your teeth and mouth, and create a customized treatment that will work for you. We will discuss all of your teeth whitening options, and give you tips and tricks on how to keep your teeth white at home.

Why Does Coffee Stain Our Teeth?

Coffee contains tannins, and this helps give coffee that deep flavor and brown color. Our teeth are filled with many little pores, and the tannins tend to stick to our teeth when we drink coffee. Plaque attracts the tannins and those can easily be cleaned away. Stains on the enamel of your teeth will need to be treated with a tooth whitening procedure.

How Can Teeth Whitening Help?

Teeth whitening procedures can be done in our office or in the comfort of your own home. Our treatments use a high-quality gel to whiten your teeth safely, and remove coffee stains. The peroxides in the gel are able to reach through the enamel and bleach the stain away. Teeth whitening can restore your smile, and give you bright white teeth in just a few treatments. Let our team help you transform your teeth and restore your confidence. To find out more about our in-office or at-home whitening services, we encourage you to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

What Can I Do at Home To Prevent Coffee Stains?

  • Drink your coffee through a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth.
  • Use a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash.
  • Rinse your mouth out or brush your teeth after drinking coffee.
  • Avoid charcoal toothpaste as this can damage your enamel.

Interested in Whitening Your Teeth?

If you are interested in finding out more about our teeth whitening services, contact The Foleck Center, and our friendly staff will be happy to help you.

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Dental crowns can help restore damaged or broken teeth. Crowns fit over a tooth and are normally placed after a root canal. They help to protect a weak tooth from breaking down further, and protect that tooth from bacteria. Crowns are durable and can be customized to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.

At The Foleck Center, we provide many services for our patients including dental crowns in Norfolk. Our doctors have years of experience in restorative dentistry, and uses state of the art technology to provide exceptional care. Patients can trust The Foleck Center with their family’s oral health.

Are Crowns More Resistant to Acid?

Ceramic crowns are highly durable and do resist acid compared to natural teeth. They are made out of zirconia which is a strong material that is resistant to acid. Over time all restorations may show wear and tear, but your crowns are built to last and to resist acid from sugary drinks or foods. Even though your crowns may be more durable to corrosion, your gums and surrounding tissue are still very susceptible to bacteria and gum disease. We recommend following a healthy diet, and avoiding sugary foods and drinks to help keep your crowns, natural teeth, and mouth stay healthy.

What Can I Do to Take Care of My Crowns?

Our doctors have many years of experience in all aspects of dentistry, and focus on continuing education and training, to give patients the latest products and equipment on the market. Our doctors are constantly expanding on their education, and working to learn the newest techniques in dental care.

Interested in Finding More About Tooth Decay Treatments in Norfolk?

If you are interested in finding a dentist near you that specializes in crowns and other restorations, the Foleck Center Norfolk can help. We offer a wellness program to provide another payment option for our patients. Our membership program has many plans, and provides discounts on services done in any of our locations. To find out more about our wellness program visit our membership page, or ask one of our team members!

Our Norfolk office is conveniently located near Mac Arthur Square, making us a great choice for patients in the area.

To schedule your appointment with us, or to find out more about dental crowns, contact The Foleck Center in Norfolk, VA, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

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Dental veneers are made out of porcelain or composite resin material, and are tooth colored shells that are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers can help patients who have uneven, stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. Dental veneers are great to help close gaps between teeth or create an even smile.

At The Foleck Center we provide many services from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry and much more. We are the preferred dentist for veneers in Norfolk, and we welcome you to come visit one of our four locations.

Veneers can last for more than a decade, but over time there may be issues that cause the need for replacement. If a patient has an injury or other oral health issues, veneers have the ability to be removed or replaced. We welcome new patients needing veneer replacement to join The Foleck Center Family, and we look forward to becoming your preferred dentist in Norfolk, VA.

What Are the Reasons Veneers May Need To Be Replaced?

Injury or Damage

Our skilled doctors have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and can safely remove the veneer from the tooth’s surface. Typically, veneers are only removed if they are cracked or damaged due to injury, or from chewing on hard objects.

Decay

If there is decay or damage to the underlying tooth, we will need to remove the veneer in order to repair the tooth underneath.

Loose Veneer

If your veneer has become loose from wear and tear, bacteria may be able to accumulate behind the veneer. In this case we will remove the veneer to prevent damage or decay to the underlying tooth.

Stains

Porcelain veneers are highly durable and are also resistant to stains. Over time, teeth can discolor gradually and start to bother patients, making their smile look uneven. Veneers can not be whitened, but if the patient would like a more even colored smile, we typically recommend replacing the veneers.

How Does Replacing Dental Veneers Work?

During your consultation with our team, we will discuss the veneer replacement process so you know what to expect. We welcome any questions, and will provide you with tips and tricks to help care for your veneers at home.

When we replace veneers, we remove the original veneer from the teeth. If there are any issues with decay, those are treated before the new veneer is installed. The tooth is cleaned thoroughly to remove any cement, and this ensures the new veneer adheres properly. We then take dental impressions or images to create your new veneers. Once the veneers are ready, we bond them to your teeth and your smile is restored!

Looking for Veneer Repairs in Norfolk, VA?

If you are looking for a dentist near you that provides veneer repair or replacement, The Foleck Center Norfolk can help. We are dedicated to restoring and enhancing smiles, and have a high standard of excellence in personalized care. Taking care of your family’s oral health is our job, and you can trust The Foleck Center with your dental care.

Our Norfolk location offers a wellness membership program to all of our patients. Our program has multiple plans and discounts on services done at any of our four locations. Our program is perfect for individuals, families, retirees, or anyone that does not have dental coverage. To find out more information visit our membership page on our website, or ask one of our team members for more information!

The Foleck Center in Norfolk is conveniently located near Mac Arthur Square, making us a great choice for families in the area. We are a full-service practice and serve patients of all ages.

To find out more about veneer replacement, or to schedule your appointment, contact The Foleck Center in Norfolk, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

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Whitening your teeth can build confidence and give you that beautiful smile. Choosing the right method of teeth whitening is important, and The Foleck Center is the preferred dentist for laser dentistry in downtown Hampton. Our doctors have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and help patients achieve beautiful white smiles every day.

Before you move forward with any teeth whitening method, it is important to understand how laser teeth whitening works, and the side effects. During your consultation we will examine your teeth and gums, and listen to your goals. Our team will help you choose the best teeth whitening method that works for you.

How Does Laser Teeth Whitening Work?

When you come in for your treatment our team will first clean your teeth thoroughly to remove any plaque that may interfere with your treatment. Once your teeth are clean, we will provide you with protective glasses. Our doctor will apply the teeth whitening gel to your teeth. Next, a laser is used to help speed up the process. This process activates ingredients in the gel to get rid of stains or discoloration. The laser process gives our team the ability to ensure your teeth look even, and we have the ability to concentrate on a certain area. Patients can see results immediately after their first treatment.

Is Laser Teeth Whitening Safe?

All whitening treatments offered at The Foleck Center are safe and reliable. After your treatment you may have sensitivity or slight irritation, but this should subside after a few days. Our laser whitening treatment is gentler on enamel compared to other methods, and provides outstanding results.

We welcome you to contact the Foleck Center for all of your family’s dental needs. We are a full-service practice, and always strive to provide a positive and relaxing experience with excellent personalized care. The Foleck Center is your preferred dental care provider for teeth whitening in the downtown Hampton area.

Interested in Finding a Dentist in Downton Hampton?

If you are interested in finding a dentist near you that provides teeth whitening services, The Foleck Center can help. We offer a wellness membership program that gives patients another option for payment. Our program includes multiple plans to choose from, and is perfect for individuals, retirees, families, or anyone that does not have dental coverage. To find out more visit our website, or ask a staff member for details!

Our downtown Hampton office is located near Vancosta’s Pizza, making us a great choice for families living in the area.

To find out more about how teeth whitening can benefit you, or to schedule your appointment, contact The Foleck Center in Downtown Hampton, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

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Dental crowns are a common restoration, and it is important for patients to understand when they may be necessary. Crowns are placed over a damaged tooth to help save the tooth underneath. They seal out any bacteria and extend the life of your tooth. Crowns are customized to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth, and look aesthetically pleasing.

At the Foleck Center, our doctors have years of experience in restoration and placing crowns, and are the preferred dentist in downtown Hampton, VA. We are a full-service practice and serve patients of all ages. Our facilities use state of the art technology, and we hold a high standard of excellence in personalized dental care. We welcome you to contact The Foleck Center for affordable and quality dental care.

What Are the Reasons a Dental Crown May Be Needed?

  • After a Root Canal Procedure – A root canal cleans out any infection in the pulp of the tooth. Once this is complete a crown is necessary to help keep the tooth strong and prevent further breakage.
  • Cavities – If you have a large cavity a crown may be necessary to help preserve your tooth. The cavity weakens the tooth and there is risk of fracture. The crown helps to stabilize the tooth.
  • Worn Teeth – If patients suffer from bruxism or teeth grinding a crown may be needed. If you have acid reflux, the acid can impact your teeth and wear away enamel. Crowns can help restore your tooth and protect it from further damage.
  • Appearance – Crowns are used to improve the appearance of a tooth. If the tooth is misshapen or discolored, crowns can restore the look of the tooth. Crowns can also help fill in the space between teeth.
  • Prevention – Crowns are used to prevent teeth from breaking down further. If we think your tooth may be fractured, a crown can be placed to extend the life of the tooth.

What to Expect During a Crown Procedure?

If you have been recommended for a crown, our staff will discuss the procedure with you so you are prepared. When you visit our office, we will use local anesthesia to minimize any pain or discomfort. Depending on the condition of your tooth will determine if the tooth needs a filling first.

The tooth will be shaved down and an impression will be taken of your tooth. This is so the crown has the perfect fit. The crown will also match the shade of your natural teeth. We will use a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready. Patients will return to our office a week later to have their permanent crown placed. If you have chosen a CEREC crown, your crown can be milled and placed in one appointment.

Looking for Dental Restorations in Downtown Hampton?

If you are looking for a dentist near you that provides dental crowns in downtown Hampton, The Foleck Center can help. Our doctors are dedicated to restoring and enhancing the smiles of all of our patients. We welcome patients of all ages and provide a relaxing and positive environment.

Our doctors and staff are highly trained with years of experience in restorative dentistry. Continuing education is important, and we are constantly learning about new technologies and the latest products in the dental industry. Our downtown Hampton office is conveniently located near Vancostas’s Pizza, making us a great choice for patients in the area.

The Foleck Center offers a wellness membership program to give our patients another financial option for dental services. Our program is perfect for individuals, families, retirees, or anyone who does not have dental insurance. The program offers different plans, as well as discounts on dental services done in any of our locations. To find out more visit our wellness page on our website, or ask one of our team members for more information.

To schedule your appointment with us and find out how a dental crown may benefit you, contact The Foleck Center in Downtown Hampton, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

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