At Hampton Dentistry we offer a range of comprehensive general dentistry options so that you can maintain the health of your teeth and gums. A few of our general services include fillings, bridges, crowns, and complete and partial dentures.
Dental bridges literally “bridge the gap” created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. The bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. The two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth, and a false tooth/teeth in between are called pontics. These Dental Bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.
Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break, or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are most commonly done after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out. The larger the hole made by a cavity that has to be treated, the more likely a crown will be needed. Even after a filling is put in a large cavity, a tooth is more likely to break. Keep in mind that the jaw muscles are the strongest in the human body. Teeth are subjected to tremendous pressures. Crowns cover the entire visible surface of the affected tooth and ride over the weakened tooth, adding strength, durability, and tooth stability to protect against breakage. A broken or cracked tooth is a far more serious matter and much more difficult to treat.
Hampton Dentistry is a full-service family dental care provider welcoming all patients from infants to adolescents to young adults. We believe it’s important to give each child a good head start in developing healthy teeth and a beautiful smile and recommend bringing your child in starting around the age of six months. We help educate parents in proper oral health care practices at home, such as advising them not to let their children fall asleep with a milk/juice bottle, how to use a pacifier properly, and more.
It’s nice to have everything your mouth needs in one place – dentistry, periodontal, and orthodontics. I’ve not only gained a healthy mouth, but a great bunch of friends.
The staff at Hampton Dentistry are truly attentive and friendly. Dr. Baker, with her kind and honest demeanor, puts one’s mind completely at ease.
Just about every facet of oral problem solvers can be found on the premises by leading experts in their field. But topping the list is Dr. Danielle Baker herself!