How can we help you?
We would love the opportunity to provide exceptional dental care for your family at our Pikesville dental office. We know that you have many choices when it comes to your dentistry, and we are completely committed to providing outstanding dental care in a warm and compassionate environment.
We are experienced!
Dr. Virmani and our entire team have the experience and skills necessary to provide the best preventative, restorative, and cosmetic treatment available in the Pikesville area. We offer care to patients of all ages and treat each of our patients like individuals so that we can offer the treatment options that meet their needs.
Everyone is different and we enjoy the opportunity to get to know our patients on a personal level so that we can provide customized dental care. Quality is extremely important to us. Dr. Virmani stays informed and educated about the latest techniques and treatment advances so that we continuously deliver the most comfortable and long-lasting dentistry available.
We will treat you like family!
We believe dentistry should look and feel great. When you bring your family to our Pikeville dental office, we will treat them the way we would treat our own families.
If you are looking for a new dental home for you and your family, give us a call! We look forward to seeing your smile.
We Work With You to Finance Your Treatment
At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we appreciate how prohibitive dentistry can be for many people, but we believe that every patient deserves the same access to quality dental care. We work with you, your budget, and your circumstances to ensure that you get the best options. We also provide financing options that allow you to manage oral healthcare expenses without stretching yourself too thin.
We Offer Patient Financing
We are pleased to offer patient financing to our Pikesville patients with approved credit. This provides a convenient, no down payment, low monthly payment plan for dental treatments. Offering this financing allows us to make the smile you've always wanted more affordable. You may apply quickly and securely via the web. Click the logo below to begin the process.
CareCredit helps you pay out-of-pocket oral healthcare expenses if your insurance provider does not cover a procedure, or if you don't have insurance. Typically, you don't have to pay interest if you meet the minimum monthly payments on time and if you pay the full amount at the end of the agreed-upon time.
Get the Oral Healthcare You Need
Don't deny yourself the smile you've always wanted, or the dental healthcare you need because of financial constraints. We want our Pikesville patients to feel secure that they can pursue any dental procedure they want—or need—at any time. We work hard to be accessible to everyone; we know how vital your pearly-white smile is for your quality of life. Through financing, you can achieve any smile you deserve, from a whiter smile to straight teeth. We offer all the dental procedures you could need to enhance your life.
Please call us today if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you and your family!
Did you know that baby teeth begin growing in at about six months of age, but most children in the U.S. don’t visit a dentist until they’re two years old? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that infants see a dentist within six months of the first tooth erupting. A children’s dentist in Pikesville can help foster a lifelong positive attitude towards oral care and dental visits.
Are there any misconceptions?
There are many misconceptions about the best time to start dental visits. For example, parents may think their child doesn’t need to see a dentist until permanent teeth come in or until their child has lots of teeth.
But the truth is that healthy baby teeth (called primary teeth) lead to healthy permanent teeth. Primary teeth help preserve the space for permanent teeth, aid in proper chewing, and even improve speech development.
What about anxiety?
Many children may feel anxious about the loud sounds and pointy equipment at dental visits. A children’s dentist in Pikeville understands that waiting until a child is older may result in more anxiety about dental visits. Introducing oral care when children are very young can relieve feelings of uncertainty later. For these reasons, you should start dentist visits within six months of the first tooth erupting. Call today if you have any further questions.
Cosmetic Bonding and Recontouring
Tooth bonding is an excellent procedure for repairing a tooth that has become discolored or damaged. Made out of the same material as a tooth-colored filling, the plastic resin used will blend in seamlessly with your natural tooth color.
Are there any preventative steps?
With proper care, you can expect composite bonding to last for up to a decade. Although the composite material is strong, keep in mind that it is not as strong as your tooth enamel. To help extend the life your tooth bonding, it’s crucial that you avoid chewing on hard candy, ice cubes, and other substances that can cause cracks in the bonding material. Avoid such habits as biting your nails and chewing on pen caps as these can also weaken the bonding material.
What else should I avoid following the procedure?
Because the bonding material is subject to staining—particularly in the days following the procedure—it’s best to avoid coffee, tea, and tobacco products right after the bonding material is applied.
As always, brush and floss your teeth regularly at home, and see your dentist twice each year for checkups and cleanings to protect your oral health.
Don't hesitate to contact us!
For more information on dental bondings from your Pikesville dentist, call Naylors Court Dental Partners today. We are happy to answer any questions you might have!
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns Made Custom for You
Crowns are made by taking an impression of the tooth after it has been shaped for the crown. This impression is sent to the dental laboratory to make the crown. While the crown is being fabricated, a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth. In addition to this process, we also remove any decayed part of your tooth, replacing it will a filling. Your customized, permanent crown is designed to look natural and cohesive with the rest of your smile.
If you have further questions about crowns, please don't hesitate to call us at Naylors Court Dental Partners, today!
Repair Broken or Damaged Teeth
Crowns can be necessary for many conditions. Often times teeth crack or break as a result of large fillings, tooth decay, grinding your teeth, or a misaligned bite. When the tooth structure has been compromised, a crown is often prescribed to protect the tooth from further breakage. The crown covers the entire outside of the tooth, providing a strong, bracing action to support the underlying tooth.
Crowns are able to improve one's oral health as well as the aesthetic of one's smile. For more information on crowns or to book an appointment, call our Pikesville dental office today.
We Match Your Crown to Your Teeth
Yes, your crown will look cohesive with the rest of your natural smile. Our team will choose a shape and color for your crown that matches your teeth, providing you with a natural looking tooth. In some instances, patients may choose to whiten their teeth prior to fabrication of the crown. This allows us to match the crown to their new whitened tooth color, giving them a natural aesthetic smile.
Dental implants are a treatment option for most patients. Patients should have healthy gums and be committed to proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits. We recommend a consultation and evaluation of the health of a patient's teeth and gums prior to placement of implants.
Dental implants offer a number of great advantages for those looking to replace a missing tooth:
Advantages of Dental Implants Include:
- Improved appearance: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth
- Improved ability to chew: Because they are permanent, they function like natural teeth
- Improved comfort: They feel more like natural teeth than other tooth replacement options
- Easy to maintain: Dental implants are maintained with regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth
A dental implant is a metal post inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of a tooth. It is often the most ideal option for replacing teeth, as they provide the most natural tooth replacement option available. In addition to looking natural, dental implants are strong and have the same look and feel of your real teeth. They also are very safe, helping to prevent further tooth loss.
If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at Naylors Court Dental Partners!
Gum Disease Treatments
We Develop A Treatment Plan Just For You
At your initial evaluation, we will evaluate your gums and determine if you have periodontal disease. The severity of your periodontal disease condition helps define the best treatment regimen. Non-surgical gum disease treatment often includes scaling and root planning to remove the plaque and tartar from below the gums and the use of antibiotics. In some cases, surgical treatment is necessary to restore the health of a patient's periodontal condition.
Periodontal disease treatment often also includes restoration of faulty fillings and replacement of missing teeth to provide a healthier oral environment. Contact us to schedule your consultation to treat your gum disease today!
Periodontal disease means an infection of your soft and hard tissue. Without consistent and daily brushing and flossing, plaque (or bacteria) can build up on teeth and become hard. If you do not remove plaque, it forms into tartar that cannot be removed with a toothbrush alone.
Only your Pikesville dentist or dental hygienist at Naylors Court Dental Partners can remove tartar. If Pikeville patients do not get this treated, gum disease will advance to bleeding gums, pain when chewing, and, ultimately, tooth loss.
While many factors contribute to the development of periodontal disease, the most common variables are:
- Improper oral hygiene
- irregular dental cleanings
- Systemic disease
- Crooked and overlapping teeth
- Hormonal changes
- Dry mouth from medication
What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?
While gum disease can sometimes be asymptomatic, meaning symptoms are mild or unnoticeable, there are some signs you can look for. If you notice one or more of the following symptoms, call your dentist at Naylors Court Dental Partners today so we can prevent long-lasting oral damage.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Consistent bleeding
- Swollen gums
- Gum soreness
- Constant odor
- Pain when chewing
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums
Are you experiencing abnormal pain, tenderness, bleeding, or swelling? These are likely caused by an oral health issue that will not go away without treatment from your Pikesville dentist. Please call us at (410) 684-0173 to schedule an oral examination.
Luckily, our Pikesville dental office offers treatment for gum disease, working to treat any existing damage and prevent further development of the disease. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, give us a call today for a dental consultation.
Invisalign in Pikesville
Our Pikesville, MD dentists use Invisalign treatment to correct many common smile alignment problems, including overcrowding, spacing, and other misalignments. Invisalign is an excellent treatment option for many people, but it’s not right in every situation.
You are a likely a good candidate for Invisalign if:
- You are an adult or in your late teenage years
- You have mild or moderate smile alignment problems
- You do not have severe overcrowding and do not need teeth pulled before you begin your orthodontia
- You are committed to wearing your alignment trays for at least 22 hours each day
- You will continue to brush, floss, and care for your teeth as you usually would
If you meet the above criteria, our dentists will likely approve you for Invisalign in Pikesville. Unfortunately, Invisalign braces are not the right choice for patients who have severe overcrowding or complicated malocclusion problems. If your orthodontic needs are more involved, we will recommend traditional metal braces.
Please feel free to contact us for a complimentary Invisalign evaluation. If you are a candidate for Invisalign, we can get your treatment started right away. To discover what Invisalign can do for your smile, contact our dental office at (410) 684-0173 today!
Our Pikesville Dentists Create A Treatment Plan For You
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear braces is typically shorter than it is with traditional metal braces. The exact length of treatment time, however, varies from person to person.
Your Invisalign treatment plan will be unique to your smile and your individual needs. Invisalign creates straighter smiles by using a series of clear plastic aligners, and you will wear each aligner for several weeks on average. Each aligner will slowly push your teeth into position, and once you can comfortably wear one aligner, you will move to the next.
The length of your treatment will depend on how much your teeth need to move into alignment. For some patients, this takes only a few months. For others, it takes several years. Invisalign treatment usually takes between six months and two years, with the average case lasting about one year. Remember, your smile is different from everyone else's, which means your treatment will be, too.
The best way to put a timeline on your Invisalign treatment plan is to schedule a consultation with our Pikesville dentists. We can evaluate your smile and provide an estimate of how long your Invisalign treatment will take. We can also recommend any tangential or related procedures that should be done alongside your orthodontia.
To schedule a dental appointment to discuss Invisalign, please call us today at (410) 684-0173.
Invisalign treatment can give a patient many benefits:
1) Straighter, more beautiful smile
2) Healthier gums - properly aligned teeth have tighter gums which lead to better periodontal health
3) Easier oral hygiene - straighter teeth are easier to maintain with regular brushing and flossing
4) Improved chewing - the proper alignment of teeth allows the teeth to come together evenly, thereby improving a person's ability to chew
Contact our Pikesville, Maryland dentist office to learn if you are a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners.
Straighten Your Teeth
If you want a straighter smile but are looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces, you may want to consider Invisalign invisible braces.
Clear, Attractive Plastic
Invisalign is an orthodontic alternative that straightens teeth without metal and wires. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear removable trays, also known as aligners. As their name implies, the plastic Invisalign trays are “invisible” and are very hard to detect once they are in your mouth. Many people choose Invisalign because of its subtle, barely-there appearance that allows them to wear their Invisalign aligners at work and social functions discreetly.
Advanced, Modern Technology
Our Pikesville dentists design Invisalign trays using advanced dental computer technology. This technology allows us to move your teeth into their final position over time incrementally. If you choose Invisalign clear braces, you can expect your treatment to last anywhere from six to 24 months.
You will need to change out your Invisalign liners every few weeks as you move through your treatment program. You will still need to visit our dental office from time to time for check-ups, but you will have fewer trips to the dentist than you would with traditional braces.
To learn more about Invisalign in Pikesville, MD, click here to contact our dental office or call (410) 684-0173.
Custom-Crafted Veneers for You
Porcelain veneer treatment typically takes two appointments. During the first appointment, the teeth are shaped to accommodate the placement of the veneers. Temporary veneers are then placed to simulate the final veneers while the dental laboratory fabricates the porcelain veneers. At the second appointment, the final porcelain veneers are bonded into place, giving the patient a more aesthetic smile.
If you are dreaming of a movie star smile, porcelain veneers can help you get there. Dentists all over the world use porcelain veneers to hide imperfections in teeth and to make smiles look beautiful—and now, you too can get porcelain veneers in Pikesville, MD.
Thin Coverings for Teeth
It’s helpful to think of porcelain veneers as shells or masks for your teeth. Veneers are thin, wafer-like pieces of porcelain that go over the front of your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers cover up blemishes and can hide cosmetic concerns such as stains, chips, and cracks.
We bond porcelain veneers to existing tooth structures, which means that most of your natural tooth remains in your mouth when you receive porcelain veneers. Because porcelain veneers stay on top of your teeth, we do need to shave down a small portion of each tooth to make room for the veneer that will go on top. Our porcelain veneers in Pikesville are tooth-colored and designed to match the exact shade of your natural teeth, which means they are virtually undetectable.
Porcelain veneers are permanent, and they can completely transform your smile. Our Pikesville dentists use porcelain veneers as a tool in smile makeovers when patients have teeth that are misshapen, too short, or have gaps between them.
Get Porcelain Veneers in Pikesville Today
Are you ready to schedule a dental appointment for porcelain veneers? Call our Pikesville, MD dentists today to get started!
Porcelain veneers provide a luster, shine, and translucency that are very similar to natural teeth. Porcelain veneers will look and feel like natural teeth.
To learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers or to book a consultation, call our Pikesville, MD office today at (410) 401-8281.
Tooth Colored Fillings & Other Restorations
Most adults will need to get a cavity filled at least one time in their lives, so it’s understandable to want to understand your different options when it comes to your filling. When dental issues go untreated, patients tend to miss work to treat dental problems with recurrent trips to the dentist.
While cavities don’t sound like a scary issue, if left untreated, they can lead to dental pain, broken or fractured teeth, and tooth abscesses. Severe dental pain makes it hard to concentrate at work and can only your Pikesville dentist can treat it.
Your tooth-colored filling, also known as white filling, will look natural and will blend in with the rest of your smile. At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we may recommend tooth-colored fillings for a visible portion of your smile.
Most people know of silver-colored fillings, or dental amalgams, which are made with a mixture of different metals. Silver fillings are very durable, making them a better choice for molars that withstand a lot of chewing and biting force.
Both types of fillings can repair cavities, but your Pikesville dentist may recommend different fillings for various reasons.
Upon evaluation of your teeth, we will determine the type of filling that is best for your tooth. We only use composite resin fillings (white fillings) that bond into teeth, because these fillings place less stress on teeth than the silver amalgam fillings. Because they are white, these fillings will also look very natural when you smile.
If you need a natural composite filling, contact our office today to schedule your appointment!
Tooth-colored composite resin allows your dentist to protect and stabilize a compromised tooth, or beautify your smile and correct minor smile flaws.
Protect Decaying or Damaged Teeth
Dental fillings are used to protect and stabilize a tooth that has been weakened as a result of decay. Typically, fillings are enlisted to treat cavities, but they serve other purposes as well.
Your Naylors Court Dental Partners dentist can determine if you have a cavity that requires removing decay and using a dental filling. Tooth decay that is left untreated can result in severe pain and necessitate a root canal to save your tooth.
Your dental filling can last over ten years if there are no issues. During every dental checkup and exam, Dr. Virmani will check your filling to ensure it is not loose or needs replacing.
Dental fillings are also used to treat teeth that have been slightly chipped, broken, or fractured. Your Pikesville dentist will likely recommend a tooth-colored or white composite filling. Fractures and chips can happen through injury, a slip and fall, car accident, or any other hard contact to your teeth. Even chewing on hard surfaces like pencils, ice, or hard candy can cause damage to your teeth.
Improve Your Smile
While people commonly associate fillings with cavities and dental work, your Pikesville dentist can also apply white-colored filling to yellow or discolored teeth. As we age, our teeth can become stained due to the foods and beverages we enjoy, or through smoking and drinking alcohol.
Through a cosmetic dental procedure known as dental bonding, you can create a beautiful, white smile. If you have yellowed and stained teeth that don’t seem to improve after teeth whitening, contact Naylors Court Dental Partners to go through your options.
Contact our Pikesville Dentist's
At our office, we utilize tooth-colored composite fillings to match the rest of your smile. If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, cavity, unevenly sized teeth, yellow or stained teeth, we can correct your dental issues in just one dental visit. For more information on fillings, contact our dental office today.
Simple, Painless Procedures
Patients often avoid going to the dentist because they worry their procedure will be painful or uncomfortable. Contrary to popular belief, dental fillings are relatively simple procedures. We work with you to make the procedure as painless as possible, and we strive to maintain the highest level of comfort possible. After fillings, a mild sensitivity may be noted for a few weeks, but the procedure as a whole are relatively painless.
A Safe Whitening Procedure
Teeth whitening does not cause damage to a patient's teeth. The main ingredient in teeth whitening, hydrogen peroxide, has been used safely by dentists for over 100 years. Some patients report mild sensitivity for about 24 hours after the whitening procedure. We will take many measures to help reduce sensitivity during teeth whitening.
Our in-house whitening treatment can help your teeth become 8 shades whiter in under two hours, results you simply can't get from over-the-counter options. Call our Pikesville office today to book your professional whitening treatment!
If you have yellow or brown stained teeth, you might feel embarrassed by how your smile appears in pictures or when you meet someone for the first time. Nothing can enhance and improve your image instantly the same way professional teeth whitening does.
If you are interested in professional teeth whitening in Pikesville MD, we can provide tips and advice to allow you to keep your teeth fresh and white for as long as possible.
Your Habits May Affect Your Results
The long-term results of professional teeth whitening are dependent on many factors. An individual's habits can impact the longevity of teeth whitening. For example, coffee and tobacco use can both cause teeth to stain, thereby lessening the effects of teeth whitening.
A good rule of thumb—if you're wondering about what might stain your newly whitened teeth—is to imagine a white shirt. Anything that could stain that white shirt will certainly stain your teeth. Tomato sauce, curries, turmeric, red wine, dark teas, and more can start to cast a dull cast on your teeth.
Possibly the worst thing that can create yellow or brown stains is smoking or tobacco products. If you just got a professional whitening treatment, you probably want to protect your investment and keep your beautiful smile for as long as possible. Consider this an incentive to quit! Smoking also affects other areas of your oral health; for example, it often causes gum disease.
However, regular appointments with your Pikesville dentist and the use of touch-up whitening trays can help maintain a bright, white smile.
Contact Us To Learn More
For more information on our professional whitening services, do not hesitate to call our Pikesville office at (410) 401-8281. We are happy to help book your professional teeth whitening appointment or answer any questions you may have!