Dr. Wolcott, providing Dental Solution for 20+ Years
Here at Dental Health Associates, we cater comprehensively to our patient’s needs, whether they simply wish to maintain an excellent standard of oral health and hygiene or undergo oral rehabilitation with the latest dental implant techniques. Our team of experienced and widely respected Silver Spring dentists are skilled in the whole suite of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments and procedures.
So, if you are looking for a friendly dental team to help improve and maintain your and your family’s oral health, look no further than Dental Health Associates: your port of call for quality, caring dentists in Silver Spring MD. Below you will find a list of the services we offer and a brief explanation of how they might benefit patients.
Silver Spring Dental Services :–
Every six months to a year, we encourage Silver Spring residents to come in to our friendly office and have a routine oral exam and professional cleaning. We’ll make sure your teeth and gums are in excellent condition and provide treatment or recommendations for improvement if necessary.
X-ray is a fundamental diagnostic tool in both medicine and dentistry. Our Silver Spring dentists make use of the latest 3D X-ray technology to provide accurate diagnoses of the health of a patient’s jawbone and dentition. This enables us to provide our patients with treatments that are highly successful, minimally invasive and have minimal down time.
Routine prevention is incredibly important to good oral health. Between brushing, your teeth accumulate plaque and food debris, which can harden to form tartar if not removed frequently. This tartar can form in places that are difficult to reach, such as between the teeth and at the gum margins. A routine cleaning will remove these deposits of tartar, thus reducing your risk of tooth decay, cavities and gum disease, leaving your smile beautiful and your breath fresher.
Our dental practice in Silver Spring MD provides fillings for teeth that have either already sustained damage in the form of cracks or cavities, or as a preventative measure in the case of patients whose teeth contain deep cusps. This is especially important for developing teeth, so bring your children in to make sure they are not at risk of tooth decay!
Crowns are used to repair teeth that have sustained substantial damage or decay, but still have a healthy tooth root and pulp chamber. They are also used in the restoration of teeth that have undergone endodontic treatment (root canal) or as an aesthetic tooth replacement when supported by a dental implant. The use of porcelain in their fabrication is important because this material mimics the optical properties of real dental enamel, giving Silver Spring patients a natural and durable replacement crown.
The dentist in Silver Spring MD uses dental bridges to replace multiple missing adjacent teeth. They can either consist of a series of porcelain crowns that have been bonded together (with the two outermost crowns using the bordering healthy teeth as support) OR they can consist of a complete set of artificial teeth, which is held permanently in place in the mouth using dental implants. If you have lost most or all of your natural teeth to periodontal disease, speak to our team of Silver Spring dentists about the breakthrough “All-On-4” dental implant procedure!
Teeth can and frequently do need to be removed and here at Dental Health Associates, we make sure that we do so gently and without any unnecessary discomfort to our patients. Whether your child has a tenacious loose milk tooth or it’s time for your wisdom teeth to come out, you don’t need to fear.
This branch of dentistry focuses on maintaining and restoring the health of the insides of the tooth. Should the root canal and pulp chamber, where all the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels are housed, become infected, it becomes critical to the continued existence of the tooth to be treated in a timely manner. Root canal therapy may have a bad reputation for being uncomfortable, but our dentists in Silver Spring MD have performed so many, we’ve got it down to a fine art! In most cases, root canals actually relieve the pain caused by an infected tooth, which can be such a relief.
Treatment of Gum Disease:
This terrible oral affliction claims the lives of billions of once healthy teeth every year and is the reason why tens of millions of Americans are forced to live a life without teeth. By seeking treatment for gum disease, you can not only gain back your confident smile, but you can reduce your risk of developing the many other terrible and potentially life-threatening conditions this disease is connected to. Here at Dental Health Associates, we are entirely committed to eliminating this disease, repairing the damage done and getting your oral health back in control.
Few people are “born” with perfectly straight teeth. A year or two in orthodontic braces can work wonders for your smile and also prevent the many problems associated with skew or overcrowded teeth, including uneven wear-and-tear and tooth decay.
We also offer Invisalign, which is a more aesthetic alternative to traditional braces. We find many of our adult patients going for this option since an attractive smile (without traditional braces) is more important to them on a professional and social level. Come and speak to our Silver Spring dentists to see if this might be the right option for you!
Contact Silver Spring Dentist, Dr. Alan Wolcott
For more in-depth discussions of the services we provide at Dental Health Associates, go to our Dental Service and Treatment Overview page. Alternatively, our friendly staff would be more than willing to address your questions and concerns, so give us a call at (301) 850-0037 or (866) 838-9688. You could also fill out the Contact Form on our website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
About Silver Spring, Maryland
Silver Spring is a census-designated place in Maryland, which derives its name from a mineral spring purportedly located in Acorn Park. This spring emerges from bedrock that is rich in mica, whose mono-crystalline structure is very effective at reflecting light. This makes the sand look especially sparkly, hence the name “Silver Spring,” which was given to the town by Francis Preston Blair, who discovered it in 1840.
This community is an unincorporated area, which means that it doesn’t have any officially recognized limits within Montgomery County. Silver Spring is the fourth most heavily populated center in the state of Maryland, after Germantown, Baltimore and Columbia. Silver Spring’s southern reaches join the northernmost parts of Washington D.C., where one can find a thrumming business hub. This is also the oldest part of the community and one that has undergone significant development in recent years.
Silver Spring contains a number of small lakes and creeks, many of which are popular destinations for locals and tourists during the warmer summer months. Rock Creek Park, Sligo Creek Park and of course the eponymous Acorn Park are just a few recreational areas one can go to relax, exercise or engage in outdoor activities. Silver Spring is also known for a number of annual festivals, including the Silverdocs documentary film festival, the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, which draws over 20,000 people.