Hampton Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Veneers
From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Cheng Dental is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
ROUTINE CARE – Routine dental care is important for maintaining the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. This includes dental exams, x-rays, teeth cleaning, flouride treatments, oral cancer screening, and treatment planning.
SEALANTS – A treatment where a coating is placed on the chewing surface of teeth. To help prevent food, bacteria, and plaque getting trapped in the pits/fissurse of a tooth that causes cavities.
FILLINGS – The use of composite resins to restore teeth damaged by tooth decay. It helps protect the structure and restores the appearance and utility of the tooth.
ROOT CANALS – Also known as endodontic treatment, it is a procedure where diseased/damaged dental pulp (soft core) is removed and the pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth are cleaned. Then the tooth is filled and sealed.
PORCELAIN CROWNS – A crown is recommended for a variety of reasons. It helps restore and strengthen a tooth that is badly deteriorated. It can improve the shape and color of a natural tooth. Crowns also aid in attachment of a bridge and implants.
IMPLANTS – A device made of metal (usually titanium) that is anchored within the jawbone. It is permanent and aids in the attachment of crowns, bridges, and dentures.
BRIDGES – A prosthetic replacement used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is attached to the adjacent teeth and can either be fixed or removable. Only a dentist can remove a fixed bridge, while a removable bridge can be taken out by the person wearing it.
DENTURES – A partial or complete dental plate that replaces missing teeth for the upper/lower jaw. It is made up of natural looking teeth and surrounding tissue.
ORAL SURGERY – A type of surgery that involves treating injuries and deformities within the mouth and jaw. It is considered much simpler and involves far less complications than other types of surgeries.
PERIODONTICS – A type of dentistry that involves the prevention and treatment of the areas surrounding and supporting the teeth such as gums and alveolar bone.
MOUTH GUARDS – A custom fit device that helps prevent injury to the mouth and teeth. Frequently used by athletes but also known for its use to prevent grinding of the teeth during sleep and TMJ (temporormandibular joint)
ORTHODONTICS – A treatment to correct the irregularities of the teeth that include crowding, protruding or uneven spacing with the use of braces. Traditional braces adhere to the front of each tooth and are adjusted by your dentist/orthodontist every 5 to 6 weeks. For patients who don’t want traditional braces, there is the option of clear braces (Invisalign). There are custom fitting trays that are replaced every 2 to 3 weeks to gradually change the irregularities of your teeth.
BONDING – A cosmetic procedure that uses resin composite that has a “pate-like” consistency to repair chipped, discolored teeth. The dentist molds and shapes the material to fit and cover up the imperfections of the tooth
VENEERS – A cosmetic procedure that uses a thin porcelain/acrylic covering over the front of the tooth to improve the look of it. It has a translucent look to it that helps make the tooth look more like a natural tooth. The dentist must shape down the natural tooth for the veneer to fit over it. Veneers hide gaps between teeth, heavily stained teeth, and other imperfections of the teeth.