7 Common Dental Treatments You Should Know About

By Smile Design Studio
September 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn about some common dental treatments offered by your Bethesda dentists.cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry

Want a great smile? Your dentist can help you love your smile again. Dentists have an array of techniques at their disposal for transforming your smile. Dr. Michael Wright, Dr. Treva Willis, and Dr. Maria Wright at Smile Design Studio in Bethesda, MD, offer a full range of dental services. Here are seven common dental treatments you should know about.

Dental Veneers 

Dental veneers are a quick fix for unsightly teeth. Dental veneers are thin shells that are placed over the front part of the teeth to enhance your appearance. Veneers are routinely used to restore teeth that are discolored, chipped, or crooked. It's also possible to fix gaps cosmetically through the use of cosmetic veneers. 


Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign aligners are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for your treatment plan. The aligners straighten teeth through the placement of force on the teeth. Invisalign is used to fix crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, an underbite, overbite, protruding teeth, and gapped teeth.

Dental Implants

Do you feel self-conscious about your missing teeth? Dental implants are a fixed alternative to removable dentures. You can use dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth. There are many advantages to dental implants, including improved oral health, easier eating, improved comfort, and improved speech.

Dental Bonding

Bonding uses tooth-colored material, called composite resin. Composite resin is put on the tooth and hardened with a special light. Bonding is used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, and decayed teeth. Bonding is also used to fix gaps between teeth and improve the appearance of discolored teeth.

All-On-4 Implants

Are are missing most of your teeth? You don't need an implant for each one of your missing teeth. The All-On-4 procedure utilizes only four implants to replace all teeth on an upper or lower arch. With All-on-4 implants, you will feel more confident when speaking with people. You will feel better. You will look better. You will have a renewed quality of life. 

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can fill in your smile's gaps and improve your appearance. Dental bridges are usually created from porcelain and precious metal and will be fixed in your mouth. The bridge consists of the fabricated tooth/teeth and two dental crowns on each side. Dental bridges match natural teeth exceptionally well. With a bridge, you will look and feel more attractive. 

Teeth Whitening

Want a bright, white smile? Your main options are at-home teeth whitening and in-office bleaching. At-home teeth whitening involves custom-fitted dental trays filled with hydrogen peroxide gel that you can use at home. For in-office bleaching, your dentist will combine high-intensity bleaching gel with a light to speed up the whitening process. 

Want a better life? Start with your smile. Call Smile Design Studio at 301-907-8201 now to schedule a dental appointment in Bethesda, MD. We believe that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile.