Silver Spring Family Dental CareWelcome to Dental Health Associates PA.

Here, you will be able to learn about the various services, treatments and procedures offered by our team of highly qualified and experienced Silver Spring dentists. You will also be able to find the answers to many of your questions about oral health, hygiene and teeth replacement using dental implants. If you wish to ask us a question directly or schedule a consultation with one of our top dentists in Silver Spring MD, we encourage you to give us a call at either (301) 850-0037 or (866) 838-9688. Alternatively, you can fill out the Contact Form and we’ll get right back to you as soon as possible!

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Silver Spring Dentists

Our Mission and Key Philosophies

Dr. Poupard-Toner, Dr. Alan Wolcott and Dr. Ivonne Centty are the skilled and experienced team of dental healthcare professionals that are the heartbeat of Dental Health Associates. It is our philosophy to prioritize patients, not only as far as treatment is concerned, but also their entire experience from the minute they walk into our office to the minute they walk out again.

We understand that many of the people who come to see the Silver Spring dentist are anxious about their oral problems and about the treatment they may require. This is why we go to every measure possible to ensure that patients enjoy a comfortable and seamless experience in our office. We also employ the latest cutting-edge medical technology, procedural techniques and dental products so that you can benefit from state-of-the-art solutions in minimal time and with minimal discomfort and inconvenience.

No matter what your oral complaint, whether you are in need of a brand new set of teeth or are just looking for affordable preventative care, our esteemed dentists in Silver Spring MD offer virtually every dental health service you and your family will ever need.

Dental Health Associates Offers Most Affordable Dental Health Care since 20 Years

Dental Health Associates has been voted one of the top dentists in Silver Spring MD for an incredible 20 years! If you’re looking for a dental healthcare professional who can cater comprehensively to you and your family’s needs (young and old), look no further than Dental Health Associates and our team of highly respected and experienced dentists.

We’re better – by a smile!

We Accept Most Major Dental Insurances

Dental implants are the 21st Century solution to teeth that have become so decayed or damaged that they need to be extracted or have even fallen out entirely on their own. Silver Spring dentist, Dr. Alan Wolcott, describes dental implants as: “the closest thing to having natural teeth modern dental science is capable of providing patients with.”


Let’s take a look at just how this revolutionary technology can drastically change your smile for the better!


Your Smile Aesthetics: Short Term Improvements


You only need to lose one tooth for your smile to be permanently changed. Even if the missing tooth isn’t quite visible when you smile, it can still have far-reaching consequences for the neighboring teeth, which are now more vulnerable to decay. Dental implants provide an immediate cosmetic solution to missing teeth by providing support for an artificial replacement tooth.


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“We fabricate the crowns supported by implants in our on-site laboratory and they are made from exceptionally strong and durable materials that also closely resemble the appearance and optical properties of natural dental enamel,” explains Silver Spring dentist, Dr. Wolcott. “So, you should notice an immediate improvement in your smile and your new teeth should be practically indistinguishable from natural healthy teeth.”


Your Smile Aesthetics: Long Term Improvements


Dental implants do more than repair broken and gappy smiles. Because they replace both the root and the crown of the missing tooth, they help to keep the underlying jawbone stimulated. This, in turn, maintains the health of the bone, which prevents the deterioration of the youthful facial contours caused by atrophication.


“Dental implants can actually help to prevent the signs of early aging we typically associate with people who have worn dentures for many years,” says Silver Spring dentist, Dr. Wolcott. “The loss of bone volume in the jaw causes a collapse of the facial features surrounding the mouth, which can make you look very aged. Dental implants prevent boss loss by keeping it stimulated and healthy, which is a why we typically recommend this technology to our patients.”


In Conclusion


If you are looking for the very best cosmetic teeth replacement technology Silver Spring dentists have to offer, look no further than dental implants and their numerous short and long-term benefits!


Contact Dental Health Associates

To schedule an appointment with an experienced dentist in Silver Spring, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Wolcott directly at (866) 838-9688 or (301) 850-0037. Alternatively, you can leave your details with us using the Contact Page on our website and one of our administrative staff will get back to you shortly.

Address:

One block from the beltway,
1734 Elton Road, Suite 231,
Silver Spring, MD.
20903

Have you lost one or more of your teeth to decay, a failed root canal, a bad accident or gum disease?

Have you lost most or all of your natural teeth and are currently wearing a partial or full removable denture?

Have you been told by your dentist that you have a failing or terminal dentition as a consequence of advanced gum disease and will need to have your remaining teeth extracted?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions – whether you have lost only one tooth, many teeth or even all of them – you need to know about dental implants because, according to experienced and widely respected dentist in Silver Spring, Dr. Alan Wolcott, they can offer you the best teeth replacement solution!

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About Dental Implants

“Dental implants are essentially slim screws or posts made out of medical grade titanium. They are gently inserted in the jaw at a predetermined location – usually the empty tooth socket – where they provide support for a new artificial tooth, usually a dental crown,” explains this dentist in Silver Spring. “When we are using implants to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, we typically make use of four implants using a sophisticated surgical guide known as the All-on-4.”

The Benefits of Dental Implants

“Because of the way dental implants have been made to function, they are freestanding and do not require the support of the neighboring teeth or gums, which means that they typically don’t cause any damage and discomfort in the mouth. In fact, once they’ve healed, dental implants essentially feel very similar to natural teeth and enable you to return to your normal diet.

“Dentists prefer to recommend dental implants to Silver Spring residents because we know that they are likely to enjoy a better quality of life and have fewer oral problems in the future. They also promote excellent jawbone health, thereby preventing the atrophication that can lead to further tooth loss and the onset of early facial aging.

“Implants are an incredible technology and the closest thing you can get to having real teeth again, so if you have lost one or more teeth, you should definitely give Dental Health Associates a call to see how we can help you!”

Contact Dental Health Associates

To schedule an appointment with an experienced dentist in Silver Spring, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Wolcott directly at (866) 838-9688 or (301) 850-0037. Alternatively, you can leave your details with us using the Contact Page on our website and one of our administrative staff will get back to you shortly.

Address:

One block from the beltway
1734 Elton Road, Suite 231
Silver Spring, MD
20903

Silver Spring residents who have lost many or even all of their teeth to problems such as tooth decay and gum disease frequently opt for traditional removable dentures as a solution to the rampant tooth loss they have experienced. And while dentures may help you to eat more comfortably and make a world of difference to your ability to smile with confidence, they are a far cry from the kind of lifestyle made possible by dental implants.

Silver Spring dental implants

Silver Spring dentist and dental implants surgeon, Dr. Alan Wolcott, almost always recommends implants to patients in need of new teeth: “We recommend implants because we know that with them, a much higher standard of living and quality of life is possible. Patients can live comfortably and confidently as though they never lost a tooth in the first place, which is almost always the case,” says Dr. Wolcott.

Let’s take a look at the key differences between dental implants and traditional removable dentures.

What Are Removable Dentures?

“Dentures, or false teeth, are removable appliances that are used to replace a partial or complete dental arch. They are bulky, made from plastic composite materials and rely on the gums for support and stability,” explains dental implants surgeon, Dr. Wolcott. “Dentures need to be removed after mealtimes for cleaning and have to be stored in water or a soaking solution overnight. In other words, patients can’t sleep with dentures in their mouth as they could risk choking.”

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are slim titanium screws that are strategically placed in the jaw to provide a sturdy foundation for a complete set of new teeth, which usually come in the form of a prosthetic dental bridge. Because dental implants integrate with the jawbone over time, the new teeth provided are fixed and non-removable and they also feel more like natural teeth than dentures do.

Other benefits afforded by implants (when compared with traditional dentures) include:

  • You won’t have to remove your teeth for cleaning after mealtime.
  • You’ll never have to take your teeth out at nighttime again.
  • Your teeth are cleaned just like natural teeth: with frequent flossing and brushing.
  • Eating is comfortable and feels natural.
  • You can smile with confidence.
  • Forget loose-fitting dentures that slip around visibly during eating and conversation.
  • Dental implants don’t cause “denture breath.
  • Forget the need to constantly buy messy adhesives and anesthetic gels for sore gums.
  • Implants support good jawbone health, preventing it from atrophying. Dentures do not.
  • Implants can last decades without the need for restoration, whereas dentures require periodic refitting due to the changing shape of the underlying jawbone.
  • In Summary

    Dental implants offer Silver Spring residents the best teeth replacement solution on the market in terms of aesthetics, comfort, bite function and longevity. In spite of their higher initial price tag than dentures, they are also proven to be the more cost effective technology and this is because they don’t typically require patients to buy associated products or have their teeth periodically refitted and repaired.

    Contact Dental Health Associates

    To schedule an appointment with an experienced Silver Spring dental implants surgeon, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Wolcott directly at (866) 838-9688 or (301) 850-0037. Alternatively, you can leave your details with us using the Contact Page on our website and one of our administrative staff will get back to you shortly.

    Address:

    One block from the beltway
    1734 Elton Road, Suite 231
    Silver Spring, MD
    20903