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Ocean City, MD Cosmetic Dentistry Transforms Your Appearance

Young woman with gorgeous smile on beachHaving a bright, beautiful smile is easier than you think. With modern dental solutions performed by an experienced cosmetic dentist, you can transform your appearance in just a few visits. Dr. Edward Dougherty has been practicing cosmetic dentistry for over 20 years and can help you unleash your smile’s hidden beauty.

Stained, misaligned, or awkwardly-spaced teeth can detract from your appearance and prevent you from sharing your smile with the world. Dr. Dougherty can easily close gaps, lighten teeth, and cover slight misalignments with the cosmetic dentistry procedure that’s right for you. He may recommend cosmetic bonding, teeth whitening, or porcelain veneers. A custom combination of treatments, or a full-blown smile makeover, will deliver lasting satisfaction. Please contact Delmarva Sedation Dentistry in West Ocean City, MD today to schedule your first appointment with our team. We welcome new patients from all over the Delmarva Peninsula, including Rehoboth and the surrounding areas.

Woman with beautiful smile at beachPorcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for patients who want to comprehensively alter the appearance of their teeth all at once instead of undergoing multiple procedures. These customized, thin restorations are designed to fit over just the front surfaces of the smile in order to hide the existing structure, creating a lifelike, flaw-free appearance that shines with confidence.

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Young smiling woman at beachMetal Free Restorations

When you’re in need of a new, custom-created dental restoration to correct a damaged or misshapen tooth, the last matter you want to be worrying about is how this new addition will negatively influence the appearance of your smile. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, patients can look forward to restorative solutions that marry quality and aesthetics. Dr. Dougherty primarily offers lifelike dental ceramic restorations, such as crowns, inlays, onlays, and other solutions that will seamlessly complement your teeth and help you smile with full confidence.

In addition to being pleasing to the eye, metal-free restorations are also durable and very biocompatible. In fact, patients who have suffered from painful sensitivity and allergies to metal-based restorative work in the past will have nothing to worry about with this advanced alternative. Our team looks forward to rebuilding your smile in a way that exceeds expectations here in Ocean City. 

Older woman smiling at the beachDirect Bonding

Although your current cosmetic concerns may seem minor, we understand that even the smallest of flaws can capture your full attention every time you see your reflection. With direct bonding, it’s easier than ever for Dr. Dougherty to effectively cover these quirks and help your smile reach its fullest potential.

This convenient procedure typically only requires a single appointment. Our team will choose a shade of composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) that most closely matches your enamel before applying it to the affected tooth. Then, Dr. Dougherty will sculpt the resin into a pleasing addition that covers the chip, gap, stain, or other imperfection from view before hardening it with a curing light. While the results of direct bonding may not be as permanent as other cosmetic solutions, patients can expect them to last for several years with proper maintenance and personal oral hygiene.

Older man with bright white smileTeeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a highly popular cosmetic service, and for good reason! Countless patients find themselves struggling with teeth that have become stained or simply lackluster over time, and Dr. Dougherty looks forward to refreshing your appearance to your liking. Both in-practice whitening and custom take-home kits are available upon request, depending on the patient’s personal needs and preferences.

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Smiling woman wearing large sun hatGum Recontouring

If your teeth appear overly short or uneven, it may be the fault of excess gum tissue. In these cases, Dr. Dougherty could recommend aesthetic recontouring as an effective way to reshape the gum line and precisely remove unnecessary structure, helping patients achieve a much more attractive smile as a result. This procedure may also become a necessity if a tooth requires a restoration and more healthy dental structure needs to be uncovered to ensure its success.