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!

By Eldersburg Dental
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants are a great option for improving not just the cosmetic aspects of your smile after tooth loss, but your oral (and overall) dental implantshealth as well. If you are an adult in good health and have lost one or more of your natural teeth to trauma or gum disease (the most common cause of tooth loss according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research), the dentists at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, recommend dental implants to restore your smile.

FAQs About Dental Implants in Eldersburg, MD

Q: What is a dental implant?

A: Implants are small screws made from biocompatible titanium material that are surgically placed in the socket of a missing tooth to replace the root. As the implant heals, it fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in the jaw to help prevent bone loss, a natural side effect of tooth loss and periodontal disease. In the last step, the cosmetic crown is attached to the implant via an abutment to complete the restoration.

Q: How many teeth can implants replace?

A: Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or an entire set of dentures on the upper and lower jaw. Implant supported overdentures can be secured with just a few strategically placed implants to anchor the dentures in place.

Q: How long do dental implants last?

A: Implants are designed to be a permanent and long-term solution to tooth loss. Like your natural teeth and other dental restorations, implants require rigorous oral hygiene and regular follow up dental care on an ongoing basis. The average well maintained dental crown can last from 10 -15 years and beyond, but the actual implant is meant to be permanent.

Q: How do I know if dental implants are right for me?

A: In order to qualify for dental implants, you must be a healthy adult with enough existing bone density to support the implant.

Find a Dentist in Eldersburg, MD

To learn more about how dental implants can improve your smile, oral health, and quality of life, contact Eldersburg Dental Group by calling 410-795-8040 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today.

By Eldersburg Dental
May 03, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

If you want a healthier smile that looks great, too, explore the possibilities of Invisalign. A custom-made series of removable acrylic invisalignaligners, Invisalign avoids the discomforts, obvious appearance and long treatment times of conventional braces. Older teens and adults often qualify for this innovative orthodontic system, and your dentists at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, can tell you if Invisalign is right for your smile.

Who wants their braces to show?

The answer is no one does, but especially if you are a high school or college student or a professional person with clients to meet and presentations to make. Thankfully, for the past twenty plus years, Invisalign literally has changed the face of orthodontics with BPA-free aligners that are so thin and clear, they are practically invisible. Plus, these custom-made appliances correct a wide range of problems which previously only metal or ceramic brackets and wires could treat.

How Invisalign works

When you come to Eldersburg Dental Group for an Invisalign consultation with one of our dentists in Eldersburg, he or she will examine your teeth and gums, take digital X-rays and a three-dimensional scan. With this information, the doctor can formulate a treatment plan and instruct the Invisalign lab about how to design your appliances.

You'll wear each aligner pair for about two weeks, and there are usually 18 to 30 pairs in all. Patients wear the appliances 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them for meals and to brush and floss. As the treatment plan proceeds, teeth gradually move into positions that are healthy and attractive. The aligners correct:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite
  • Protruding front teeth
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Tooth rotation
  • Tooth tipping

Also, while conventional braces require intricate hygiene routines, dietary restrictions and frequent trips to the dental office for adjustments, life with Invisalign is much simpler. You'll visit Eldersburg Dental Group every four to six weeks so your dentist can track your progress and give you the next pairs of aligners in the treatment plan. After a short nine to 15 months, you'll have your beautiful new smile.

What about you?

Wouldn't you love to remake your smile? Why not look into all the possibilities discreet Invisalign clear aligners deliver? For your orthodontic consultation, phone Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, today at (410) 795-8040.

By Eldersburg Dental
March 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Discover the many options out there for getting the smile of your dreams.cosmetic dentistry

Are you interested in improving your smile? Do you feel self-conscious about the look of your teeth or gums? Do you wish you felt confident in your appearance? If so, then it’s time to turn to our Eldersburg, MD, cosmetic dentists. We can help you get your smile back on track thanks to cosmetic dentistry.

Here’s what you should know about cosmetic dentistry.

It Can Address Many Issues

Most people assume that they need to have serious cosmetic flaws in order to benefit from cosmetic dentistry but this is simply not true. Most people aren’t born with the perfect smile, which means that most people can benefit from what cosmetic dentistry can offer. No matter whether you just want to hide small discolorations, chips, cracks or you have widespread or extensive gaps between teeth, stains, unevenness, or misalignments, cosmetic dentistry can give you the beautiful, natural results you’ve been looking for.

You Have Treatment Options

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry there are many different options that our Eldersburg dentist offers, which means that there are many ways in which to get the smile you want. Whether you want to get a full makeover with dental veneers, you want to whiten your smile with teeth whitening or you want to cover small chips with dental bonding, we have the cosmetic treatment you’ve been looking for.

It Doesn’t Have to Be Invasive

Most people assume that in order to get the results they want that they need to undergo extensive and uncomfortable dentistry. This is not the case. In fact, most cosmetic dentistry that we offer here in Eldersburg doesn’t require an invasive procedure to achieve the right results.

For example, take dental bonding and cosmetic contouring. We can hide small cracks, chips, gaps between teeth, stains and worn teeth with tooth-colored resin. We just mold the resin over the areas and then harden the resin in place. It’s that simple. You shouldn’t have to undergo extensive dentistry in order to get the smile you want.

Eldersburg Dental Group has been offering comprehensive, quality dental care to the Eldersburg, MD, area for over 35 years. If you want a dental team that will help you meet your smile goals then call us today schedule a consultation.

By Eldersburg Dental
January 17, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: family dentist  

For routine care, state-of-the-art tooth replacement and amazing cosmetic services, come to Eldersburg Dental Group. Dr. Jocelyn family dentistOcampo, Dr. Lisa Pyun, Dr. Alexander Cho and Dr. Jun Park have a wide range of technical skills, using them in a relaxed atmosphere that eases patients of all ages. You can have just one dentist to serve your entire family! Find out more about your family dentist in Eldersburg, MD.

Prevent and restore

It's what dentistry at Eldersburg Dental Group is all about. Your family dentists provide precise and compassionate treatments which support patients of all ages in the Eldersburg area. Why run all over town when all you and your loved ones can receive outstanding preventive, restorative and cosmetic services all in one location?

The heart of dentistry is prevention. So Eldersburg Dental Group delivers complete oral exams, patient education and hygienic cleanings which keep teeth and gums free of harmful plaque and tartar. Preventive care detects any issues while they are easy to treat.

Through out the lifespan, your family dentist checks for proper dental alignment, decay, gum disease, oral cancer and more. From toddlerhood on up, expect your dental health to be properly followed and treated in the most conservative manner possible.

When smiles fail due to decay, injury or gum disease, your dentist can bring them back to full health and function. Emergency care, dental implants, crowns and bridges, tooth-colored filling and more restore smiles, adding years to their lifespan. Extractions (even for a teen's wisdom teeth) and denture fabrication and placement are done completely on site.

Beautify

What family member wouldn't want a beautiful smile? Chips, dental stains, and excess gum tissue all detract from personal appearance. At Eldersburg Dental Group, the doctors, assistants and hygienists know their patients very well. They develop caring relationships with them, and so they understand that cosmetic issues affect self-confidence. Whether you're an older teen, a middle-aged adult or senior, your aesthetic goals can be met easily and artistically with such services as:

  • Professional teeth whitening (popular and cost effective, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry)
  • Invisalign clear aligners (for discreet orthodontic correction)
  • Porcelain veneers (to disguise flaws such as chips and gaps)
  • Cosmetic fillings (for seamless and natural-looking cavity restoration)
  • Bonding (to remake small defects such as pits and cracks in just one visit)
  • Contouring (to reshape oddly shaped or cracked teeth)
  • Porcelain crowns (to cover and protect teeth damaged by decay or injury)

Whether you're a youngster or have a few years on your smile, expect teeth and gums that absolutely shine!

Contact us

If you're looking for a great family dental practice, you've found one! Please call Eldersburg Dental Group at (410) 795-8040 to set-up your cleaning and exam appointments. We have office hours convenient for busy families.





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