Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

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!

Are you ready to find out how cosmetic dentistry can bolster your appearance?

Do you find yourself feeling self-conscious at social gatherings because of your smile? Do you avoid smiling whenever possible or even avoid social interactions because of your appearance? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Our Eldersburg, MD, cosmetic dentists believe that everyone should have a smile that they can’t wait to show off. Don’t worry—even if you weren’t born with the perfect smile, cosmetic dentistry can turn that all around!

More about Cosmetic Dentistry

Our Eldersburg, MD, dentists offer a variety of techniques and tools that provide you with the smile you’ve always wanted. Before getting cosmetic treatment, the first thing we will do is sit down with you and discuss your cosmetic dentistry goals. Some patients may just want a whiter smile while chips and oddly shaped teeth may embarrass others. Whatever the case might be, cosmetic dentistry can certainly improve the shape, size, color, and even alignment of your smile.

Along with altering the look of your smile (often times, permanently), cosmetic dentistry can greatly boost your self-esteem and make you feel more confident in the way you look. Perhaps it will be the boost you need to stop canceling those social engagements and to enjoy your life more!

The most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments include:

  • Dental bonding: Cover minor chips, discolorations, and gaps between teeth with this tooth-colored resin. The procedure is completely non-invasive and usually takes about 30 minutes to complete.
  • Tooth contouring: This technique requires us to shave off very small amounts of enamel from a tooth in order to reshape it and sometimes alter its size. This can be a great option if you have one tooth that is too long or pointy, or shaped differently from the rest.
  • Teeth whitening: Achieve a visibly brighter smile in about one-hour with professional in-office teeth whitening.
  • Porcelain veneers: These ultra-thin custom-made shells are made from porcelain to mimic the look of real tooth enamel. They are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide several more-obvious imperfections.
  • Dental implants: If you are missing one or more teeth, this small metal post functions like tooth roots and are as close to real teeth as you can get.

Ready For a Consultation?

As you can see, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure for everyone, and during your consultation, we will go through all of the different options to help you make an informed decision about how to improve and enhance your smile.

Don't wait, sit down with one of our Eldersburg, MD, cosmetic dentists to find out which treatment will best meet your smile goals! Call Eldersburg Dental Group to schedule a consultation with us: (410) 795-8040

By Eldersburg Dental
October 05, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you have stained, or damaged teeth? Do you want to rejuvenate your smile back to its glamour days?

Your dentists in Eldersburg, MD, Drs. Louis Myers, III, Jun Park, Jocelyn Ocampo and Alexander Cho, know patients want to have better-looking smiles, so they recommend a solution: veneers.Porcelain Veneers

What are veneers?

Veneers are an anesthetic fix for unsightly teeth. They are made of thin porcelain and used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged. They fix a variety of issues, such as:

  • Stained or discolored teeth, usually a result of drinking coffee or tea, poor hygiene, smoking, chewing tobacco, or tetracycline-containing.
  • Mishappened teeth, like crooked, overcrowded, and irregularly shaped teeth.

What does the process entail?

When you come into the Eldersburg office, your doctor will:

  1. Examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide you are a good candidate, then they'll first deal with any underlying issues, like cavities, first.
  2. They'll remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth, an irreversible process. Your dentist removes some enamel so you don't feel like your teeth are protruding
  3. Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.

How do you care for your veneers?

In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to:

  • Brush twice a day while holding your brush at a 40-degree angle
  • Floss at least once before bed
  • Change your toothbrush when it's frayed
  • Use fluoride-containing toothpaste, mouthwash and water
  • Eat healthy food like carrots that scrape teeth clean

Need a doctor?

For more information on veneers, contact your dentists in Eldersburg, MD, by calling (410) 795-8040. They will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!