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April 15, 2015

Smile Makeovers in Ocean City, MD

159289454If you think there are simply too many flaws in your smile to make taking the first step worthwhile, then think again. With a smile makeover, Dr. Edward T. Dougherty at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry in Ocean City, MD, will create a step-by-step treatment plan to take your smile from less than appealing to perfection!

First, you’ll meet with Dr. Dougherty. He’ll examine your oral health and together you’ll discuss your idea of a perfect smile. Combining your smile goals with the dynamics of your face, mouth, and skin tone, the dentist will suggest the procedures that he thinks are necessary to build the smile of your dreams.

Tooth Restorations. If any of your teeth are in need of repair, that will likely be the first step. Healthy teeth are the foundation of a beautiful smile. With this in mind, Dr. Dougherty may need to repair cavities with tooth-colored fillings, replace missing teeth with dental implants, dentures or crown and bridge work, or rebuild broken teeth with a crown.

Cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. For teeth that have chips, minor cracks or have not responded to teeth whitening, there is cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. Cosmetic bonding uses composite resin materials to rebuild and reshape teeth. Dr. Dougherty uses a chart to choose a shade that exactly matches the color of your existing teeth. Then, the bonding material is applied directly to teeth and hardened. The process is repeated until the desired result is achieved. Porcelain veneers create the smile you want and hide the flaws you have. These dental wonders are made of extremely thin layers of dental porcelain that are adhesively bonded to correct teeth that may be more seriously chipped, cracked or misaligned.

Teeth whitening. Depending on what other procedures your smile makeover includes, teeth whitening may be either the finishing touch or the first step. Porcelain and composite resin are not altered by whitening gels. So, if those are part of the plan, then you’ll want to have your teeth their whitest before applying dental porcelain or composite materials. Then, when your smile makeover is complete, you’ll have a uniformly white and beautiful smile.

Call Our Office Today

If you’d like to learn more about how a smile makeover can correct all of the flaws in your smile, then call Delmarva Sedation Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dougherty.  We serve patients in Ocean City, MD, as well as throughout the entire Delmarva Peninsula, including Bethany Beach, Selbyville, Rehoboth, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury and Berlin.

February 15, 2015

Show the World a Beautiful Smile with Porcelain Veneers from Delmarva Sedation Dentistry

92589293Not everyone can be born with the kind of smile a movie star has. Not even a movie star. If your smile could use a little help, then you should consider the treatment that makes Hollywood smiles white, bright and perfectly straight. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment that can correct a number of dental imperfections. Dr. Edward T. Dougherty, Jr. has used porcelain veneers to give people in and around Ocean City, MD, beautiful smiles and he can do the same for you!

Porcelain veneers are used to conceal and correct many dental flaw including:

  • Stained and discolored teeth that will not respond to teeth whitening
  • Chipped and slightly cracked teeth
  • Teeth that have irregular gaps between them
  • Misaligned and misshaped teeth

Porcelain Veneers and You

Porcelain veneers are made of micro-thin sheets of dental porcelain that Dr. Dougherty designs to be flattering to your smile, your facial features and even your hair color. Using a shade chart, he chooses a porcelain color that most closely matches the color of your existing teeth. In some instances, he may recommend teeth whitening before the porcelain veneer procedure.

The procedure is usually completed in two appointments. At the first, Dr. Dougherty will prep the teeth by removing a thin layer of the teeth’s enamel, so that your new veneers will lay flush with your other teeth. While your custom designed and handcrafted veneers are produced in a cosmetic dental lab, you’ll wear temporary veneers. Then, when yours are ready, you’ll return to Delmarva sedation dentistry to have your porcelain veneers bonded to your teeth. For a perfect smile, Dr. Dougherty will carefully trim and shape each veneer to its most aesthetically pleasing finish.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’d like to learn more about porcelain veneers, then call the office of Delmarva Sedation Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dougherty. We conveniently serve patients in Ocean City, MD, as well as from throughout the entire Delmarva Peninsula, including Bethany Beach, Selbyville, Rehoboth, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury and Berlin.

December 9, 2013

Have Dr. Dougherty Give You A New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

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You would not feel like the odd man out if you said you had insecurities about your smile. Whether they are cracked, misaligned, or stained, millions of people say they wish their smile had a more appealing appearance. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, we understand your insecurities and are here to help by offering porcelain veneers.

The process of getting porcelain veneers begins with a consultation with Dr. Dougherty. He will be able to ask what your concerns are regarding your smile, how you would like the end result to look, and other questions or concerns you may have. If you turn out to be a candidate, Dr. Dougherty will design the look of your new smile, and we send that design to a lab for your custom veneers to be made.

On the second visit is when your porcelain veneers will be applied. A small amount of tooth enamel is removed to make way for the veneers. The veneer is that placed on and around the tooth, and is made permanent with resin cement.  By the end of the procedure, you are left with nothing but a beautiful, timeless smile!

The wonderful thing about porcelain veneers is that they give you back the confidence you may have lost. You will be able to enjoy life more, and have an overall improved sense of confidence. Veneers also look very natural, appealing to those who don’t want it to be obvious they had work done. Overall, Dr. Dougherty and the rest of the Delmarva Sedation Therapy team are here to make sure you have a great experience!

If you’re interested in learning more about oral sedation or scheduling an appointment, give us a call at our West Ocean City dental office. Delmarva Sedation Dentistry serves patients from the entire Delmarva Peninsula, including Bethany Beach, Selbyville, Rehoboth, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury, and Berlin.

August 8, 2012

Enjoy a Rejuvenated Smile with Porcelain Veneers from Dr. Dougherty

porcelain veneersDo you have cracked, uneven, or chipped teeth that are keeping you from smiling. If so, Dr. Dougherty and his team at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry can help you change all that with porcelain veneers. With porcelain veneers, we can quickly transform imperfect teeth into teeth that you won’t want to hide. Just imagine having the confidence to be yourself again instead of hiding your smile from strangers, friends, and family.

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

There’s a reason that doctors like Dr. Dougherty consider porcelain veneers to be one of the best cosmetic dentistry services currently available. Not only are they gentle to gum tissue, little preparation is needed to apply them and the results look natural.

The entire porcelain veneers process takes two visits to complete. During your first, Dr. Dougherty will talk with you about how you want your smile to look and will design your veneers. We can even create models that will show you what your new smile will look like when we’re done. If you like what you see, Dr. Dougherty will pass his design on to our dental lab to have your veneers fabricated.

At your second visit, Dr. Dougherty will place your veneers. On seeing their completed smile for the first time, patients are often amazed at how beautiful and lifelike the results are.

Just think, it only takes two visit to have a whiter, straighter, more dazzling smile.

If you’d like to learn more about porcelain veneers and what it takes to get started, call Delmarva Sedation Dentistry to reserve your appointment. Dr. Dougherty serves patients from Bethany Beach, Selbyville, Rehoboth, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury, Berlin, and beyond with excellent care.

December 28, 2011

Start 2012 with a New Smile and Renewed Confidence

New Year's Eve countdownThe New Year is a time for fresh starts. If you’re looking for a way to give your smile a fresh start, consider a smile makeover from Delmarva Sedation Dentistry. A smile makeover doesn’t involve one particular procedure but a combination of any of our cosmetic or restorative services, from teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants, and more.

Regardless of which choose, though, the aim is the same—to restore your confidence and youthful appearance with a brand new smile.

If you’ve been considering cosmetic surgery to help you turn back the clock on your wrinkles, consider a smile makeover from Dr. Dougherty instead. Many smile makeover procedures can help by offering your smile the support it’s been missing, volumizing your features in the process.

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June 21, 2011

A Confident New Smile Thanks to Delmarva Sedation Dentistry

smilesEvery year, millions of Americans wish they could do something to improve their smile. And with a smile makeover from Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, that’s exactly what you can look forward to.

Whether you’re trying to change the appearance of chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth or just want whiter teeth, Dr. Dougherty and the rest of our team can help.

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May 20, 2011

Transforming Smiles in Ocean City with Porcelain Veneers

smileFor patients with stained, chipped, cracked, or slightly misaligned teeth, Dr. Edward Dougherty offers a popular cosmetic solution that will completely transform your smile—porcelain veneers. Made of fine dental porcelain, veneers are handcrafted to match your appearance and meet your needs. And because they’re durable, not to mention stain resistant, you can look forward to enjoying your confident, shapely smile for years to come.

A Custom-Made Smile You’ll Love

Maybe you already know what you want your smile to look like. If so, that’s great! Having a strong idea, or even a picture, of what you want will go a long way towards helping Dr. Dougherty create the smile you’re looking for.

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March 9, 2010

Dr. Dougherty Revives Ocean City Smiles With Porcelain Veneers

Uneven, cracked, or chipped teeth can discourage you from sharing your smile with others. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, we want you to beveneers girl eager to show off an amazing smile. Dr. Dougherty proudly offers custom porcelain veneers for patients who would like a smile makeover. With porcelain veneers, he can quickly transform irregular teeth into a sparkling white, uniformly attractive set.

Dental professionals like Dr. Dougherty consider porcelain veneers to be one of the best restoration methods available, because they are gentle to gum tissue, require a minimal amount of tooth preparation, and provide lifelike results.

At your first veneer appointment, Dr. Dougherty will discuss your cosmetic dentistry goals, as well as review smiles with you to learn your preferences. If porcelain veneers are the best solution for your needs, the doctor will design your custom veneers and create models that will allow you a sneak peek into what your new smile will look like. If you’re happy with the proposed design, Dr. Dougherty will obtain your custom fabricated veneers from a dental laboratory. (more…)