What do dental implants in Timonium, MD, have in common with porcelain veneers and professional teeth whitening? Well, all 3 services are expertly delivered at Paul W. Karpovich DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. A highly-trained and experienced dentist, Dr. Karpovich desires all his patients have complete and beautiful smiles. So as needed, he incorporates implants, veneers and whitening into customized treatment plans so patients enjoy great oral function and outstanding aesthetics.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants in Timonium are the premiere tooth replacements. They take the place of one or more teeth lost to decay, accident or gum disease, and they do it in a totally superior way.
Unlike conventional dentures or bridgework, dental implants are true artificial teeth. They have artificial titanium roots and fully replace missing teeth from top to bottom. Additionally, they strengthen the jaw bone--something that traditional prosthetics cannot do because they just set on top of the gums. Implants reside in the jaw bone, strengthening it every time the person chews or bites.
How does this happen? The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says that the individual's bone fuses to the cylindrical titanium implant through a natural mechanism called osseointegration. After the implant site fully heals, Dr. Karpovich attaches a metal extension post and lifelike porcelain crown.
In addition, dental implants can support dentures and bridgework. Patients simply require adequate jaw bone and good oral health to qualify for these highly successful and long-lasting devices.
What are porcelain veneers?
Dr. Karpovich uses porcelain veneers, or dental laminates, to cover and camouflage the front side of otherwise healthy teeth flawed by:
- Deep stains from prescriptions, smoking, root canal therapy and more
- Chips, hairline cracks and surface defects
- Odd shape and size
- Gaps and overcrowding
A popular aesthetic service, veneers are custom-fabricated from dental grade ceramic that Dr. Karpovich permanently bonds in place. With good at-home and in-office hygiene, porcelain veneers can last many years.
What is professional teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening supervised by Dr. Karpovich and his team improves the color of stained teeth by up to 8 shades. Safer and more effective than drugstore toothpastes, strips and rinses, teeth whitening actually lifts staining organic matter right out of tooth enamel.
To qualify for either at-home or in-office whitening, Dr. Karpovich ensures a patient's mouth is free from decay, multiple restorations and gum disease. He offers Zoom! Whitening which uses hydrogen peroxide as the bleaching agent and calcium phosphate to protect against dental sensitivity.
In-office Zoom! takes about an hour to produce spectacular results. At-home DayWhite or NiteWhite is just as effective but changes tooth color more gradually.
Your personalized care plan
If you wish to investigate tooth replacement with dental implants in Timonium, MD, or cosmetic dental services such as porcelain veneers and professional teeth whitening, please contact Paul W. Karpovich DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today. You'll have a one-on-one consultation with your dentist and learn about options for a fabulous smile. Call the office at (410) 628-6070.