Our Dental Blog
By Finksburg Dental Associates
April 24, 2019
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Invisalign  

Your dentists at Finksburg Dental Associates can help you straighten your smile so you look your best and have great oral health. In their Invisalign Finksburg office, they offer Invisalign, the clear acrylic aligners which fix smile misalignments and spacing problems without the discomforts traditional braces cause. Let Dr. Leland Aiken, Dr. Jan Katzen, and Dr. Lisa Patel show you how Invisalign can help your smile.

Absolutely discreet

Instead of metal or ceramic wires and brackets, Finksburg Dental Associates uses three-dimensional iTero scans to create 18 to 30 crystal clear Invisalign appliances. These removable aligners fit your teeth perfectly and exert steady forces to shift teeth into better positions.

Worn 20 to 22 hours per day, and changed to a new pair every two weeks, Invisalign aligners are very thin and practically invisible. They do their work quickly and comfortably with customized treatment plans lasting about one year on average. You can continue to enjoy your usual healthy diet without restriction, and your appliances will not irritate your gums or lips as conventional braces can. Plus, you remove them to eat, brush and floss. Nothing could be easier.

Will Invisalign work for you7

Your dentist at Finksburg Dental Associates will qualify you with an oral exam, X-rays, and specialized imaging using the iTero Scanner. The information from this evaluation allows the dentist and the Invisalign lab to create your aligners. 

Invisalign treats many orthodontic problems such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, openbite, overbite, gaps, overcrowding, tooth tipping, tooth rotation, orthodontic relapse, protruding front teeth, and more. Very complex cases, however, need treatment with traditional metal braces. Additionally, children cannot use Invisalign because their jaws have not finished developing and their adult teeth have not fully erupted.

Find out more

As a teen or adult, you want the great health and self-confidence a great smile gives. So, why not pursue treatment with Invisalign aligners? Contact Finksburg Dental Associates in Finksburg, MD, for a consultation.  

By Finksburg Dental Associates
January 08, 2019
Category: General Dentistry
Tags: Dental Blog  

Welcome to the Blog of Finksburg Dental Associates

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for an experienced, specialized dentist in the Finksburg, MD area, we’re excited you are here.


With the industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in the dental practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle.

Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in the field’s technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.


We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.


As always, feel free to contact our office with any dental questions or concerns.

-- Finksburg Dental Associates

By Finksburg Dental Associates
December 10, 2018
Category: General Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your Finksburg dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.


How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.


Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?

The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time.


Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.


How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.


Contact your Finksburg Dentist

Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your Finksburg dentist to schedule an appointment.

By Finksburg Dental Associates
April 14, 2015
Category: Contests
Tags: Mother's Day  

Official Rules

By entering this promotion, participant agrees to a complete release of Facebook from any or all liability in connection with this contest. It is also acknowledgment that the contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

How to enter: Entries consist of following the directions (comment, "like," etc.) given in the official promotion posts on the Finksburg Dental Associates’ Facebook page during the time period specified or through May 1, 2015 at 9:00 PM. One entry per promotion post per Facebook user is allowed. Multiple entries per promotion post will be disqualified.

Drawing: One random prize drawing will be held on or about May 4, 2015. The winner will receive (1) $50 Spafinder gift card (www.Spafinder.com), (1) set of custom whitening trays, and (1) package of whitening gel. The whitening gel consists of (3) syringes of either 10%, 16%, or 22% carbamide peroxide. This prize is valued at $470. Cash cannot be awarded in lieu of prize. Prize is not transferable. Winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying applicable state and federal taxes. If a winner is disqualified or if a prize is unclaimed, Finksburg Dental Associates reserves the right to conduct another drawing to determine an alternate winner or to not award that winner's prize, at its sole discretion.

Odds: Actual odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries.

Eligibility: Legal residents of the United States are eligible to participate and win. Any person under the age of 18 must have a parent's or legal guardian's permission to participate and/or win. Must be 13 years or older to enter. Employees of Finksburg Dental Associates and their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, children, in-laws) are not eligible to enter. Winner must be available to pick up Spa Gift Card and Whitening Gift Certificate at Finksburg Dental Associates by May 8, 2015, or they can be mailed to the winner.

Decisions: By entering into the promotion, entrants and their parents or guardians (if the entrant is under the age of 18) agree to abide by and be bound by these official rules, and to accept the decision of Finksburg Dental Associates as final. Entrants and their parents or guardians (if entrant is under the age of 18) also agree to hold Finksburg Dental Associates harmless from any liability arising from participation in this promotion. Finksburg Dental Associates is not responsible for entries not received because of technical difficulties. Finksburg Dental Associates reserves the right to disqualify any participant to a person who fails to follow these official rules or uses fraudulent means in participating. If for any reason this promotion is not able to be conducted as planned, Finksburg Dental Associates reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this promotion and randomly draw from the entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date.

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This promotion is void where prohibited.

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