Case of the Month

Frederick, MD VeneersVeneers Frederick, MD


My Blog
By Frederick Dental Group
March 30, 2022
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

If you are considering a denture, you might be wondering about the different options to choose from. What will work best for you? Which one should you choose? These are all great questions that Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD, want to help you with. 

You might need a new denture if you have missing or damaged teeth, or if you’ve worn a denture for a long time. Modern denture materials can provide a denture that looks natural and helps you enjoy the foods you love. The right new denture can restore your self-esteem and confidence too.

A full denture is a great choice if you want to replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. If you need a full denture, you can choose from:

  • An immediate denture, which is delivered immediately after your teeth are removed; this type of denture has the advantage of you leaving the office with a full set of teeth. After the area has healed completely, a second permanent denture will be made.
  • A conventional denture, which is created and placed over healed tissue after 6 to 8 weeks; conventional dentures are great because you only have to become accustomed to one denture.
  • An overdenture, which uses dental implants or retained root tips to provide support and conserve the bone in your jaws; the overdenture is simply snapped in place over the implants or root tips.

A partial denture is the choice to make if you only want to replace a few teeth and not an entire arch. If you need a partial denture, you can choose from:

  • A transitional partial denture, a great choice if you want to move on to dental implants and don’t want to live without teeth; transitional partial dentures are a temporary choice and are often less expensive.
  • A removable partial denture, the perfect choice if you don’t want implants later; removable partial dentures are made of strong, sturdy materials that will last.

You deserve a denture that enhances your appearance and your life. For more information about tooth replacement options call Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD, today! To reach our office, call 301-624-1001.

By Frederick Dental Group
March 04, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: oral surgery   Wisdom Tooth  

Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Sometime around the late teens or early twenties, people’s wisdom teeth start to erupt. These are the third and final set of molars. When wisdom teeth come in properly — meaning they are correctly aligned — they do not interfere with the chewing power. Unfortunately, more often than not, wisdom teeth are misaligned, become impacted and unable to erupt, and need to be removed. If you're in need of a wisdom tooth removal, set up your appointment with Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD.

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

It is thought that we have wisdom teeth because — back in the day — we ate a diet that consisted of more rough foods, like roots, leaves, and meat, all of which required more heavy-duty chewing power. As evolution progressed and diets changed, the human jaw has decreased in size creating no space for the 3rd molars. In fact, some people do not develop them at all.

Reasons Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed

While there is no clear-cut rule that says every single person needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, there are certain situations where one or more wisdom teeth are causing a problem or have a strong likelihood that problems will eventually arise in the future that warrants their removal.

1. Fully Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When a wisdom tooth is “impacted”, it means that the tooth is covered partially or completely by gum or bone, thereby preventing it from erupting through the gum. This often occurs when the mouth is too small to allow enough room for the tooth to emerge. Because bacteria, food, or other mouth substances can be lodged under the gum that covers the wisdom tooth, it can lead to an acute abscess, known as pericoronitis.

2. Partially Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When a wisdom tooth is partially impacted, meaning the tooth has partially emerged from the gums, it is almost always advised to be removed. Because of its location in the very back of the mouth, a partially erupted wisdom tooth is more susceptible to not only decay and cavities, but also gum disease.

3. Other Reasons to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

If you experience any of the below dental issues or changes in your dental health, removal of your wisdom tooth (teeth) may be necessary:

  • Pain at or surrounding the wisdom tooth site, including the jaw or cheek area
  • Repetitive infections
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay (extensive)
  • Tumors
  • Cysts
  • Damage to surrounding teeth

It is important to know that the decision to have a wisdom tooth removed isn’t always cut and dry. It is essential to talk to Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma about the alignment of your wisdom teeth if they have already erupted, the health of your wisdom teeth if impacted or partially impacted, and your overall dental health to determine what is best for your situation. Contact Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD, to schedule an appointment today! Call 301-624-1001.

By Frederick Dental Group
January 06, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

If you are looking for ways to replace missing teeth, Frederick Dental Group can help. We offer several denture options, including both removable and fixed options. Our experienced dentists will work with you to find the best solution to fit your life. Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma are professionals who will create affordable dentures for you in Frederick, MD. We are always accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with various denture options.

Who Should Get Dentures?

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth. They can replace some or all the teeth in your upper and/or lower jaw. Dentures are useful for people who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, tooth decay, gum problems, an oral infection, or old age.

What are the Different Types of Dentures?

Partial Dentures

A partial denture is an affordable option to replace multiple missing teeth. They are custom-made to fit your mouth. With a partial denture, you can eat and smile again, restoring your confidence in public. The replacement teeth fit around your existing teeth. These dentures can be made in different ways, often allowing them to be nearly invisible when worn. Partial dentures are easier to create and deliver without inconveniencing the patient. 

Conventional Full Dentures 

With a conventional set, your new teeth will come out of the mouth in one piece, and you will need to remove them at night. Complete dentures can be more inconvenient. Most patients will elect to have IMMEDIATE DENTURES. If you want fast, affordable dentures in Frederick, MD, we can give you immediate dentures. With an immediate denture, we will measure your mouth and fit you for dentures. The teeth are removed, and the dentures are immediately inserted into your mouth following the procedure. This skips over being without teeth which patients appreciate a great deal. There are more adjustments with this type of denture and a final denture is typically constructed once healing is complete. A more CONVENTIONAL/TRADITIONAL route is to remove all the teeth, allow multiple weeks of healing prior to construction of dentures. Most patients find this way to be quite inconvenient as they have to be edentuous for multiple weeks before having their dentures made. 

The Frederick Dental Group is the perfect place for all your dentures options in Frederick, MD. Call Drs. Verma at (301) 624-1001 for an appointment today. We look forward to helping you get your smile back!

By Frederick Dental Group
November 09, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gingivitis  

Gingivitis is often a sneaky problem that can develop quickly and leave damaged gum tissue. Given the recent pandemic and disruption in many patients' routine health visits, this can become an issue quickly. Regularly scheduled visits to the dentist help avoid and catch these issues quickly. Frederick Dental Group can provide a Frederick dentist for Frederick, MD residents to help with this issue. Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma fully understand this problem and will be able to assist you to restore your oral health to its natural state.

How Gingivitis Develops

Gingivitis starts when starches and sugars from the food you eat interact with the bacteria in your mouth. They can produce plaque, a type of biofilm that can quickly harden and spread throughout your teeth. When this plaque is not adequately removed by brushing and flossing, it can cause irritation in the gingival tissues surrounding the teeth. In some cases, it may form beneath the gum line as tartar, move to your gums, and cause gingivitis. Gingivitis can be the start of larger issues that can lead to and cause permanent bone loss. 

Before visiting a dentist, though, it is good to know what kind of symptoms indicate gingivitis. Doing so helps make it easier to manage this problem and gives you a better oral healthcare plan. Here's what you need to know about the many symptoms of gingivitis.

Symptoms of Gingivitis 

Make sure you watch for:

  • Swollen or irritated gums that may be tender to the touch 
  • Red gums that may worsen in color density 
  • Gums that bleed easily even when brushed or flossed even softly 
  • Bad breath that just refuses to go away 

This health issue is one that you must take seriously.

Let Us Help You

Do you need a Frederick dentist whom you can trust in Frederick, MD? Is your gingivitis getting out of control, and you're tired of being in pain? Then please contact us at Frederick Dental Group right away to learn more. Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma can help you better understand your oral health concerns and give you the care you need to recover. Call 301-624-1001 to get started today.

By Frederick Dental Group
October 14, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

You might expect improving your smile to be a lengthy, painful process of procedures, implements, and treatments. But there is a way to perfect chipped, crooked, yellowed, or jagged teeth: dental veneers.

Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma of Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD, can fit you with veneers that offer a much-improved smile in just hours. Best of all, veneers can last for years, making them hassle-free and convenient. Make an appointment with us to see if you are a candidate for veneers.

What are veneers?

Veneers are essentially teeth-shaped coverings that affix to the front of your natural teeth. The slim ceramic facings are cemented to the surface for a permanent bond. Veneers from our Frederick, MD, office are durable, natural-looking, and functional.

What are the benefits of veneers?

  • Efficiency: Veneers are the fastest way to correct a multitude of dental imperfections. Veneers cover up stains, cracks, gaps, rough surfaces, misalignment, and otherwise damaged teeth. Rather than needing many treatments, such as braces, whitening, retainers, crowns, or fillings, veneers are a more convenient fix. After your veneers are custom-crafted and affixed, you will see a much-improved smile.
  • Appearance: Veneers are natural-looking yet attractive, made to fit the shape, size, and tint of real teeth so they are inconspicuous while giving you a glamorous grin. Veneers have the added bonus of repelling stains from beverages like coffee or wine for longer-lasting whiteness.
  • Durability: Veneers are strong and built to withstand normal chewing, biting, and brushing. You can eat and practice dental hygiene like you would with your regular teeth. Veneers can last a long time when cared for well, making them a great investment for your smile. (Follow proper care instructions provided by our office)
  • Comfort: They are affixed precisely so you have no irritation to your gums or mouth.

Am I a candidate for veneers?

It's important that you schedule a consultation with us before you make any decisions. Not everyone is suitable for veneers. Patients with unhealthy teeth and gums are not eligible candidates for veneers. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, also disqualifies you. Your dentist will also determine if you have enough tooth enamel for the procedure. There are situations when other procedures are much better suited to your needs, like dental crowns. 

You also need to consider the risks that come with veneers. If veneers debond from your teeth, they can cause chipping or other issues that will need correction.

Create your best smile with veneers from the Frederick, MD, office of Drs. Verma. Call Frederick Dental Group today at 301-624-1001.

This website includes materials that are protected by copyright, or other proprietary rights. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use, as defined in the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners.