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By Padonia Dental Associates
October 26, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

If getting your teeth whitened is on your dental care list, you should schedule a visit with the Cosmetic dentistry team in Cockeysville, MD at Padonia Dental Associates. Dr. Rodrigo Vallar, Dr. Richa Dutta, and Dr. Youngsook Chae are ready to help brighten your smile.

A Closer Look at Teeth Whitening

When you have your teeth professionally whitened, one of our qualified dentists will use a whitening agent to restore the natural whiteness of your teeth. When the procedure is done properly, the whitening agent will break the stains on your teeth down into smaller particles, which makes the color of the stains less concentrated. The end result is brighter teeth.

Today, there are an array of teeth whitening products available on the market. Although these products offer some whitening benefits, many of them contain abrasives that can do more harm than good to your teeth.

If you want your teeth professionally whitened, you shouldn't replace cosmetic dentistry procedures in Cockeysville, MD with over-the-counter dental products. Consult with Dr. Villar, Dr. Dutta, or Dr. Chae before using these products.

Can You Whiten All your Teeth?

In many cases, veneers, caps, and crowns don't respond to teeth whitening. Additionally, injured teeth that are brown or black don't respond well to professional whitening. Many times black teeth are a sign of a serious problem that one of our doctors should check immediately.

As tooth enamel becomes thinner over time, the inner part of your teeth (known as Dentin) starts to darken, which causes your teeth to slowly turn yellow. Fortunately, this part of your teeth responds well to teeth whitening.

Why Choose a Professional Teeth Whitening

Whiter teeth mean a brighter smile, and most people with stained or discolored teeth want a complete, natural-looking smile. A professional teeth whitening gives you a brighter smile and much more.

  • More Self-Esteem- Stained or discolored teeth suppress your instinct to smile. Whiter, cleaner teeth restore that instinct and give you a natural boost of self-esteem.
  • Improved Oral Health- A professional teeth whitening kills germs and bacteria that cause your teeth to decay. You'll also pay closer attention to your oral hygiene after a whitening.
  • Affordable- Under the scope of dental procedures available today, teeth whitening is among the most affordable. Since your natural teeth remain intact during the process, there's no need to pay for added procedures.

To learn more about the safety and effectiveness of professional teeth whitening, contact (410) 560-1400. The cosmetic dentistry team in Cockeysville, MD at Padonia Dental Associates, Dr. Vallar, Dr. Dutta, and Dr. Chae, are ready to help.  

By Padonia Dental Associates
November 25, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

There’s a multitude of reasons why your dentist in Cockeysville, MD, Dr. Rodrigo Vallar, Dr. Ranju Bhasin, Dr. Richa Dutta, or Dr. Youngsook Chae, might recommend dental crowns. This typically includes stabilizing, restoring, or safeguarding a severely worn down or damaged tooth. Our dentists here at Padonia Dental Associates may likewise suggest a crown for enhancing your smile by modifying a tooth’s shape or size or topping an implant as part of a tooth restoration treatment.

Dental Crowns for Protection and Restoration

Crowns can bring back the functionality and look of a tooth that’s been significantly damaged by tooth decay, worn down, or has broken. They can also hold a broken tooth together to prevent it from breaking completely and safeguard it against further damage.

Additionally, they can be utilized for repairing teeth following a root canal treatment or endodontic therapy. This treatment, while vital to saving a tooth, commonly makes the tooth significantly weaker, structurally, and hence, more vulnerable to breaking. Placing a crown over the treated tooth may suffice to keep the tooth from further breakage.

Dental Crowns for Cosmetic Purposes

A dental crown provides a cap for encasing a significantly stained or otherwise damaged tooth. It can likewise be utilized for supporting and covering a tooth with a huge dental filling when just a portion of its natural structure is left intact. Crowns are also commonly used for enhancing the look of a tooth with an obvious dental filling and making it look more natural.

They’re also frequently used for covering dental implants, restoring the appearance of your smile and the function of your teeth. Dental crowns likewise aid in supporting and stabilizing other dental appliances like dentures and bridges.

Dental Crowns for Children

Your dentist in Cockeysville, MD, may likewise use a crown for your child’s primary in the following situations:

  • Saving an extremely decayed tooth that can’t support a dental filling
  • Reducing the frequency of anesthesia for a dental procedure
  • Protecting a tooth with an increased risk of developing cavities

In cases like these, dentists typically use stainless steel dental crowns since they’re more economical for temporary use.

For More Information or Questions About Dental Crowns, Contact Us

Arrange a consultation here at Padonia Dental Associates in Cockeysville, MD, with your dentist, Dr. Rodrigo Vallar, Dr. Ranju Bhasin, Dr. Richa Dutta, or Dr. Youngsook Chae, by dialing (410) 560-1400.

By Padonia Dental Associates
August 29, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

There is nothing worse than losing a tooth. It affects everything from your ability to eat and speak to your oral health and self-esteem. Luckily, our Cockeysville, MD, dentists are able to offer patients dental implants, which are the closest you can come to a real tooth. This artificial tooth replacement is designed to feel and function just like the rest of your natural smile. Here’s what you should know about getting dental implants,

An implant is a permanent artificial tooth root that is placed within the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone the bone and tissue will fuse together with the implant, providing full functionality and allowing you to be able to eat what you want without worrying about false teeth moving around in your mouth.

Since implants function just like real teeth there are unique benefits that any implant wearer will enjoy. Some of those benefits include:

  • Being able to eat whatever you want without worrying about your teeth
  • Restored speaking (tooth loss can sometimes cause speech impediments such as a lisp)
  • Extreme comfort, as this restoration will feel just like real teeth
  • Restored confidence in your smile (the only person who will ever be able to tell that you have an implant is you)
  • Improved oral health
  • Preserved jawbone health and the prevention of bone deterioration (a complication of untreated tooth loss)
  • Preventing teeth from shifting into open gaps in your smile

Who is eligible for dental implants?

Getting dental implants can be time consuming and it does require surgery; therefore, our Cockeysville, MD, restorative dentist will want to make sure that you are right for treatment. A good candidate will have healthy teeth and gums, good oral hygiene, a strong jawbone and be dedicated to months of treatment before they get their full restoration. It can take up to one year or more to get implants.

Padonia Dental Associates in Cockeysville, MD, wants to give you back the smile you deserve. If tooth loss is affecting you then call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. Find out if implants are right for you.