One-Stop Dental Care
When you visit our Silver Spring office, we want to make your trip as seamless and painless as possible. For that reason, we proudly offer an array of services that can solve any dental issue you have. We can help you with:
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Crowns and Bridges
- Specialty Dentures
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Excessive or Uneven Gums
- Minor Tooth Movements
- CEREC Single Visit Crowns
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Sleep Apnea Appliances
- Performance Mouth Gear (UnderArmor)
- Headache and Migraine Treatments
Continue reading below for descriptions of some of our top services.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination is an excellent opportunity to discuss your smile aspirations with Dr. Bassford. This first visit will also include a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. We’ll also collect two different types of x-rays; panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth, as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of decay and back teeth.
Dental implants are the ideal way to replace missing teeth. Unlike other tooth-replacement options, Dr. Bassford will place the dental implant into the jawbone where it will look, feel, and function like your natural smile. Implants can be used to support a permanent bridge and in some cases, we can even use them to attach dentures.
If you want to correct smile imperfections, veneers are thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain that Dr. Bassford can bond to the front of your teeth. This stunning cosmetic dentistry service can be used to correct teeth with uneven surfaces, chips, discoloration, or any other aesthetics you want to improve.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns 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.
Whitening procedures are an effective way to restore a stained, dull, or discolored smile. Due to the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco, the outer layer of enamel can wear away, exposing the dentin — the darker tissue of your teeth. Teeth whitening is a fast and simple way to regain a stunning glow to your smile.
Straighten your smile twice as fast as traditional braces with Invisalign. These comfortable invisible aligners are uniquely crafted to gradually adjust your smile, giving you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. Invisalign is an excellent option for adults and teenagers.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly infected or decayed. While people typically fear root canals because they assume they’re painful, most of our patients are surprised to report that the procedure is no more painful than having a filling placed.
While Dr. Bassford creates Lifetime Treatment Plans to help offset the possibilities of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage, sometimes accidents happen. For that reason, we provide emergency dental services to stop the pain when you need it most.