By Eldersburg Dental
May 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers can assist with obtaining the smile you’ve always wanted. To have veneers installed, visit your board-certified dentists, Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo and Dr. Jun Park in Eldersburg, MD.

Veneers

Many of the over-the-counter products available to consumers contain lower concentrations of the active ingredient peroxide, which means less opportunity for error during application.

Due to the lower concentration, some stains can not be treated with an at-home brightening kit. A higher concentration can be too harsh on teeth and gums. In these cases, veneers are a great cosmetic dentistry option for patients attempting to whiten their smile.

Veneers are thin pieces of material that are placed on top of the tooth to correct cosmetic flaws. They are helpful for covering deeper stains on the teeth that can not be removed.

Installing your veneers

Your Eldersburg dentist will place the veneers over your teeth, instantly improving your smile. If you have dental decay and other concerns, you will have to work with your dentist to solve these first before getting veneers installed.

Healthy teeth and gums have the best chance with the successful installation of veneers. Veneers can last for up to 15 years if maintained properly.

How do I know veneers are right for me?

Veneers may be the right cosmetic dentistry option for you if you have the following:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Crooked teeth

If you think that getting porcelain veneers in Eldersburg, MD may be the best option for you, contact us. We can explore solutions to your teeth whitening concerns with you. To learn more, call 410-795-8040 today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo or Dr. Jun Park.

By Eldersburg Dental
March 26, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

There are many benefits to turning to a family dentist for oral care.

If your family is currently looking for a dentist then you’re probably researching doctors in the area. Perhaps you even found our Eldersburg, MD, family dentists Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo, Dr. Alexander Cho and Dr. Jun Park and you’re wondering, “what is a family dentist and what can they do for me?"

Well, family dentistry refers to oral care that addresses a patient at any stage during their lifetime, regardless of age. This means that family dentists such as our dental team here in Eldersburg, MD, have the proper training to be able to treat patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. We know exactly how to address any and all issues you may face to provide you with the right treatment. So, as you might imagine, turning to a family dentist has some major perks. Some of these perks include,

Long-standing rapport and trust

When it comes to getting medical care you always want to be able to trust your physician, and the best way to do that is by establishing rapport. This means finding a family dentist in the Eldersburg, MD, area that you and your family feel comfortable, happy and at ease with.

Establishing rapport means that you fully trust your dentist and the serves they offer to reduce any anxiety and concern you might have. This is particularly important for patients that have dental phobias or bad experiences in the past. Patients who are particularly stressed out about dental procedures can also talk to us about sedation dentistry to help calm those nerves.

Full-service care

Every member of your family can also turn to a family dentist for care, and the best part is that you can never outgrow a family dentist. It can be challenging to switch dentists especially one that your child has gotten used to all their lives. By turning to a family dentist, you never have to see another dentist again and your entire family will also get the proper care they need right here in our office.

Save time and money

We also know just how valuable your time is. Now that you aren’t rushing the kids to one dentist while taking yourself to another you’ve definitely save yourself some time (and stress). Plus, when you have a dentist that you trust you’re also more likely to keep up with your routine checkups.

These cleanings and checkups ensure that your entire family maintains healthy smiles and that if there is a problem it’s found and treated early. Getting these quick, painless checkups twice a year could save you in dental treatment in the future.

If you are living in the Eldersburg, MD, area and looking for a family dentist who can tend to your family’s dental needs then turn to Eldersburg Dental Group for cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and more. Call us at (410) 795-8040 to schedule appointments for the whole family.

By Eldersburg Dental
February 21, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

If you have damaged teeth, it might be possible to restore them with dental crowns. Teeth that are too worn down or weak to perform regular biting and chewing functions without extreme sensitivity or discomfort can be made strong again. Dental crowns provide a strong, new exterior for damaged teeth. Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo, Dr. Alexander Cho, or Dr. Jun Park, the family dentists at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, can restore your damaged teeth with dental crowns.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are hollow covers or caps that fit over damaged teeth to strengthen those teeth and protect them against sustaining further damage. Once a dental crown is placed over a tooth, that tooth will be completely encapsulated so only the crown will be visible. Since dental crowns are made to look just like natural teeth, they blend right in with the rest of your smile. One of the experienced family dentists at our office in Eldersburg, MD, can have custom dental crowns created for you.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer several benefits. A primary benefit is the restoration of damaged teeth that have not been able to function properly because they are too worn down or weak to bite and chew food. Other notable benefits include:

  • Making damaged teeth stronger
  • Protecting against additional damage
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions
  • Completely natural-looking
  • Customized for a perfect fit
  • Concealing cosmetic issues

In addition to strengthening, protecting, and restoring damaged teeth, a significant benefit or advantage of dental crowns is that they are custom made. The size, shape, and color of each crown is customized for the specific tooth it is restoring. Customization allows for the best possible fit and most natural look.

Another exciting benefit of dental crowns is that they can enhance your smile by concealing cosmetic issues. For instance, the appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped, stained, or discolored can be dramatically improved when a custom dental crown is placed over each one. One of our knowledgeable family dentists can discuss the many ways dental crowns can benefit your teeth.

Let us help you restore your damaged teeth by fitting you for custom dental crowns. Once those damaged teeth are restored, you will be able to resume normal biting and chewing functions. To learn more about how dental crowns can benefit you, speak with one of the skilled family dentists at our office in Eldersburg, MD. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ocampo, Dr. Cho, or Dr. Park, call Eldersburg Dental Group at (410) 795-8040.

By Eldersburg Dental
December 20, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Find out more about Invisalign treatment and how it could give you the smile you want.

When it comes to straightening your smile as an adult, you certainly have quite a few options. Of course, one of the number one requests from our older patients includes getting a more discreet option for straightening teeth. No problem! Here at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, our dentists, Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo and Dr. Jun Park, offer Invisalign for just this reason. Read on to learn more!

Invisible Treatment

Invisalign aligners are made from a flexible, clear thermoplastic, which makes them less visible than other orthodontic options. The trays are custom-made to fit firmly against the teeth, and since they are clear, they won’t affect your smile. The fact that Invisalign is clear makes it a great option for teens and adults who want to get straighter smiles but don’t want it to affect their appearance.

Faster Results

In some instances, particularly with adults, Invisalign treatment may actually provide faster and more effective results than other options. The average adult will usually see results in about one year. You will need to change your aligners every two weeks and remember to wear them about 20-22 hours each day in order to ensure that you get your results as quickly as possible.

Save Time

If you choose to get Invisalign, you may just end up spending a lot less time in our dental office. The average patient will come into the office every 6 weeks instead of the standard 4 weeks with traditional braces. Spending less time driving to and from the dentist’s office can save you time and money.

Enjoy The Foods You Want

Another benefit of Invisalign is that you don’t have any food restrictions. Since aligners can be taken out, all you have to do is remove them prior to eating and then you can enjoy all the foods you love without having to worry that they might damage your braces. Just remember to brush your teeth after eating before you put your aligners back in.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you would like to sit down with one of our dentists to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your teenager then call our Eldersburg, MD, dental office today at (410) 795-8040.

By Eldersburg Dental
September 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Porcelain Veneers  

Tired of hiding your chipped, stained smile? Why not rejuvenate it with beautiful porcelain veneers from Eldersburg Dental Group? Here, your cosmetic dentistry experts, Drs. Jocelyn Ocampo, Alexander Cho, and Jun Park, transform aesthetic problems so that patients can smile with confidence!

What are porcelain veneers?

Today, veneers are one of cosmetic dentistry's premier methods of smile refurbishment. Made of thin wafers of translucent ceramic, veneers disguise the front of teeth marred by:

  • Small chips
  • Cracks
  • Deep stains
  • Small gaps, rotations, and crowding
  • Irregular shape, size, and length

Designed according to your dentist's instructions, oral impressions, and photos of your face, veneers blend beautifully into your smile to improve personal appearance and reinforce tooth structure.

The veneer process

To determine if veneers are right for you, you will come to our Eldersburg office for a one-on-one consultation with one of our dentists. Here, you will discuss your smile goals and learn what's possible to achieve through treatment. You may even preview your new smile through amazing cosmetic imaging!

If it's a go, you'll undergo enamel reduction—a gentle resurfacing of your teeth so as to allow them to easily accept the veneers. A simple step, resurfacing entails that your dentist removes just about one-half millimeter of tooth material so the veneers fit and bite well.

Between appointment one and appointment two, you'll wear temporary veneers. Then, when your permanent ones are ready, you'll return to Eldersburg Dental Group for final placement.

To accomplish this, the dentist uses a strong adhesive which may be varied in thickness and color to achieve the most realistic look possible. Additionally, a special curing light activates a bonding chemical, making your veneers immovable and resilient to the forces of biting and chewing.

Veneer care

Keep your beautiful new smile shining through an oral care routine consisting of daily brushing and flossing as well as semi-annual dental examinations and cleanings from our Eldersburg office. Additionally, if you grind your teeth, you can avoid premature wear with a customized mouth guard.

Contact us

Interested? Then schedule an in-office consultation today.





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