A Porcelain Crown Can Improve a Tooth’s Appearance

A tooth that has been marred by discoloration, stains or chips can leave you feeling socially awkward. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. , can often use a porcelain dental crown to cosmetically improve the tooth’s appearance. The process of placing a dental crown in , , starts with your dentist examining the… Read more »

A Tooth with a Bad Filling Might Need to Be Restored by a Dental Crown

It’s not uncommon for the bacteria in your mouth to slowly exploit the cement holding your filling to the surrounding enamel. In some cases, the bacteria can infiltrate the area and form a new area of decay within the tooth. Inevitably this will make the filling fall out. If too much of the tooth enamel… Read more »

How to Recover from a Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, through no fault of our own, whether it be our teeth have grown in improperly, a severe accident has wounded them, or they have failed to even break the surface skin, our teeth sometimes must be removed. Thanks to advances in modern technology, it is not a life altering experience, and in many cases… Read more »

A Bridge Can Be Used to Replace a Missing Tooth

Having a tooth knocked out, extracted or lost due to untreated tooth decay can have a serious negative impact on your oral health. Beyond limiting your ability to chew food efficiently, it can also slur your speech and mar your physical appearance. If the tooth is not replaced in a timely manner, the surrounding teeth… Read more »

Fluoride Can Help Reverse Enamel Erosion

As you go about your day, the bacteria living in your mouth and the acidic foods and beverages you consume can weaken your tooth enamel. Over time, the resulting enamel erosion can deplete the mineral structure of your teeth, creating microscopic textures that can harbor tooth decay and lead to tooth sensitivity. Exposing your teeth… Read more »

A Dental Bleaching Treatment Can Whiten Deeply Stained Teeth

A stained smile can leave you feeling self-conscious and wanting to explore your whitening options. Our dentist has extensive training and experience to help you find the best method for meeting your whitening goals.   Most of the whitening products sold in stores are only strong enough to whiten minor surface stains, but some whitening… Read more »

You Should Never Use Your Teeth as Tools

At one point or another we are all faced with a plastic bag that refuses to open or a piece of string that needs to be cut, yet there’s no scissors at hand. While Dr. knows the temptation to use your teeth as a tool is great, still strongly warns against it. Your teeth have… Read more »

Why You Need Regular Checkups

Regular checkups with Dr. are integral to the health of your teeth. Your teeth play such a huge part in your life that not taking care of them is just asking for some serious issues. If you don’t have regular cleanings, you put yourself at risk for contracting gum disease, cavities, and even ending up… Read more »

Boost Your Smile with a Dental Crown

Dr. Barry LeJeune and our team are pleased to offer dental crowns for our patients in Hampton, Virginia and the neighboring communities. Our team offers dental crowns to replace the part of the tooth which can be seen. You may need a dental crown to improve your smile, whether to cover a damaged tooth (also… Read more »

Restoring an Extracted Tooth by Installing a Bridge

Advanced tooth decay, significant fractures, and deep cracks can sometimes be so severe that the tooth simply cannot be saved, and needs to be extracted. Even after your gums have completely healed, an extracted tooth can compromise your mouth in a variety of ways. At first it might only limit your ability to chew food… Read more »