Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

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.

By Eldersburg Dental
June 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Would you like your Eldersburg, MD, dentist to fix your smile?

It's understandable that your smile is important for first impressions, especially for job interviews, dates, or weddings. This is why your Smiledentist offers tooth contouring and reshaping for patients. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can save you plenty of time, money and a more confident smile.

Here are some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures your dentist provides:

  • Bonding: This is when your dentist in Eldersburg applies a composite resin on to your chipped or cracked tooth, contours the resin so it matches your other intact teeth, then solidifies the resin using a curing light. The bonded tooth will blend in with the rest of your teeth, giving you a smile you don't have to be embarrassed.
  • Veneers: These are ultra-thing porcelain shells that are installed to the surface of your teeth. They have color stability, which means they are resistant to staining and fix dental issues like, uneven spacing, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped, or discolored teeth.
  • Whitening and bleaching: Teeth naturally become darker as we age, with take-home kits to whiten teeth or in-office teeth whitening treatment, your teeth become several shades lighter. Just be sure to stay away from eating certain foods, like blueberries, smoking, chewing tobacco, and drinking too much coffee and tea.
  • Implants: They are state-of-the-art installations that fix dental gaps and re-invent your smile. The process of getting a dental implant is simple and only requires local anesthesia. Your dentist removes any remnants of the old tooth, drills into the jawbone, inserts a titanium post, which is biocompatible so your body will not reject it, then you wait for about six months for osseointegration to occur, the implant fusing to your jawbone. Then an abutment and a crown matching your teeth are placed to complete the procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns about cosmetic dentistry, be sure to contact your Eldersburg, MD, dentist today!

By Eldersburg Dental
January 21, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Dental ImplantsHow your dentists in Eldersburg, Maryland can rebuild your smile

If you are missing teeth, you already know what an incomplete smile can do to your self-confidence. The good news is, you can restore your self-confidence and your smile with dental implants! The dentists at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, Maryland offer dental implants that can make you want to smile again!

You may have lost just one tooth, or several teeth. No matter how many teeth you have lost, dental implants can give you the brilliant, beautiful smile you deserve. If you are a denture wearer, you owe it to yourself to discover how dental implants can replace your denture with a natural-looking, naturally-functioning, permanent smile.

Dental implants offer many benefits and advantages over conventional dental bridgework and dental appliances. When you choose dental implants, you will enjoy:

A naturally beautiful smile, because dental implant crowns are made from light-reflective materials that look just like tooth enamel. That means your dental implants will be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

A completely stable smile, because dental implants are fully embedded in bone, so they won’t move around. That means you can enjoy all of the foods you love without worrying about tooth movement.

An easy-maintenance smile, because you brush and floss dental implants just like natural teeth. That means there is no need for soaking or special tools to keep your smile healthy.

Dental implants also help to restore and conserve the bone in your jaw. That means less facial sagging and preservation of your firm jawline, helping you look younger.

If you need tooth replacement, dental implants are the solution you’ve been waiting for. According to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants boast a success rate of over 95 percent. They can work for you too! To find out more about revolutionary dental implants, just call the dentists at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, Maryland. Call right now and get started on your new smile!

Eldersburg Dental Group
1020 Liberty Rd. Suite 100
Eldersburg, MD 21784