Dentist - Upper Marlboro
9450 Marlboro Pike
Unit #17
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

301-599-1810



If in dental pain, please call the office at 301-599-1810 and not by e-mail.  If you have a true dental emergency and it is after office hours, please go to your nearest emergency room. 

Upper Marlboro Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Veneers

Our Staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and services to you. We strive to provide comprehensive oral medicine and dental care to assist our patients in maintaining their best possible health.

What sets us apart?

  • Our patients stay with us for years. We frequently hear of the trust our patient have put in our services and judgment. Many of our patients travel from out of state to continue to receive their dental care.
  • Our location is excellent. We are located two miles outside the Washington Beltway off Pennsylvania Avenue. Parking is free and easy; our office is at street level and handicapped accessible.
  • The services we offer are uniquely comprehensive. We have an exceptional, experienced and capable staff that regularly participates in continuing dental education. Dr. Stover considers himself fortunate to have received advanced training in multiple specialties within dentistry.
  • Quality. Our standards are very high. We use the highest quality materials available. We work with outstanding and nationally recognized dental laboratories. We enjoy excellent relationships with the best health care specialists available anywhere when we feel that our patients are best treated by referral.

Some of the services we provide are:

  • Diagnostics and Radiology
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Bonding
  • Cosmetic Restoration
  • Cosmetic Contouring
  • Dry mouth/xerostomia evaluation
  • Implants
  • Integrative Dental Medicine
  • Extractions
  • Whitening
  • Jaw disorders
  • TMD/TMJ therapy
  • UnderArmour (Performance Mouthwear)
  • Oral surgery
  • Prosthetic Surgery
  • Dentures
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Periodontal Surgery
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Sleep disorder screening
  • Grafts
  • Veneers
  • Sealants
  • Zoom (In Office) Dental Whitening

Implants
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Implants are so well-designed, they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.

Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. Diabetics and people with chronic bruxism (teeth clenching) are generally not favorable candidates. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene. In general, good candidates who have dental implants can expect high success rates with the procedure.

Types of implants

  • Full upper replacements: The upper set of teeth is replaced with implants.
  • Anterior replacement: Implants are used to replace the front teeth (also called incisors and cuspids).
  • Full lower replacement: The lower set of teeth is replaced with implants. Full lower replacement usually only uses six implants (near the front), which are used to anchor a denture. This obviates the need for denture adhesive.
  • Posterior replacement: Implants are used to replace the bicuspids and molars (the back teeth).

Single tooth replacement

Steps for these procedures include:

  • Missing tooth roots are replaced with implants, which are covered under the gum line.
  • A healing period of six months allows implants to take.
  • The implants are uncovered and extensions attached.
  • Replacement teeth are affixed to the implants and extensions.

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Crowns
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. They are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve a cosmetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

Procedure
A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. A cast is made of the existing tooth and an impression is made. The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.

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After

Veneers
In just two or three dental visits, a veneer can reverse years of stains caused by foods, caffeine and tobacco use. Special thin laminates, called veneers, can also be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth. Stronger types of veneers made of porcelain, also called composite veneers, typically last longer because they are bonded to the tooth.

An impression of the tooth must be made and a veneer molded by a lab technician. Because veneers require a small amount of enamel to be removed, they are permanent and non-reversible.

The process involves buffing the tooth, removing an extremely thin layer of the tooth to allow for the thickness of the veneer, an impression of the tooth, and final bonding of the veneer to the tooth with special cement. A special light is used to complete the process.

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After




Under Armour (Performance Mouthwear)
Mouth guards provide protection. UA Performance Mouthwear, which includes mouthpieces and mouth guards does more than just simple mouthwear, it enhances your athletic performance. It is backed by some of the biggest names in pro-sports. It's also recommended by dentists, pro trainers, strength coaches and wellness experts. UA PErformance mouthwear isn't just for pro athletics, it is for all athletes who want to excel in their sport or activity. The UA Performance mouthwear offers superior protection in addition to its performance benefits and should be used in contact sports such as running, soccer, baseball, golf and tennis. It takes a quick visit at the dentist office and orders typically take 10 days for delivery. Please give our office a call for more information at 301-599-1810. You can also refer to the Under Armour website for more information at www.bitetech.com

 

Zoom (In Office) Dental Whitening System

Turn to the people you depend on for all you dental care:  your dentist and dental hygienist.  They know more about your teeth and gums, your current state of health and the best ways to whiten your teeth.  Only your dental professional has access to the most powerful professional-strength products for whitening.  Only they have the expertise to employ the most advanced technology.  And only they have the knowledge to ensure your safety and comfort. 

The procedure includes:  carefully protecting your gums with a special covering, and then our unique hygrogen peroxide whitening gel is applied by your dental professional.  Once on your teeth, hydrogen peroxide breaks down into stain fighting radicals that break the molecular bonds making up stains, on and in your teeth.  Then we use a very special ultra violet light to help accelerate the whitening process. 

Please call us at 301-599-1810 or ask us about our Zoom product the next time you are in for a visit.