Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates is one of Annapolis’s most experienced dental practices near you. Through continuing education, state-of-the-art equipment, and highly experienced staff, we are able to provide high-quality dental care for children and adults. A dedication to excellence in dentistry and quality relationships with our patients enables us to make positive contributions to your family’s total health and well-being.
Our dental team is part of the Annapolis community and we contribute to its quality of life by providing regular general dentistry in Annapolis, MD, and the surrounding areas.
General Dentistry Services
Our general dentistry services are used to preserve and upkeep patients oral health. Continue reading to learn more about our general dentistry services.
We recommend that patients schedule dental cleanings regularly, about every six months. This ensures the upkeep of your smile. During a dental cleaning we use specialized tools to deeply clean your teeth, and examine your smile to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. To learn more about dental cleanings in our office, see Dental Cleanings.
When patients teeth become infected, we recommend dental fillings. Fillings are a relatively easy procedure in which we remove any infection, and fill it with a composite resin to replace what was removed. The entire procedure is typically complete within an hour. We recommend patients have cavities filled as soon as possible so that the infection does not spread. To learn more about the dental fillings process, see Dental Fillings.
If you find yourself undergoing a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact our office. We have the expertise and tools to help you with any dental emergency you may encounter. From a severe toothache to a knocked out tooth, we can help to relieve pain and restore your smile. To learn more about our emergency dentistry services and what to do in the event of a dental emergency, see Emergency Dentistry.
Gum disease is one of the most common dental issues in adults. It is crucial that you seek treatment if you have gum disease before the condition progresses. We offer a variety of options to treat gum disease in our office. To learn more about gum disease treatment in our office, see Periodontal Therapy.
Patients may need a root canal for a variety fo reasons. This may include a cracked tooth, severe infection, or an issue with a filling. We use dental sedation to ensure that the procedure is pain-free and easy. To learn more about whether a root canal may benefit your smile, see Root Canal.
If we cannot save your tooth with a root canal or dental filling, we may recommend a tooth extraction. We may also extract a tooth if it is impacted or crowded. We also preform wisdom teeth extractions for patients with impacted wisdom teeth. We use dental sedation to ensure that the patients are kept comfortable throughout the procedure and that the extraction is as pain-free as possible. To learn more about tooth extractions in our office, see Tooth Extraction.
General Dentistry in Annapolis, MD
Annapolis dentists Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates understand the busy lives of their patients. Our range of dental services can handle just about any dental health issue, for patients of all ages.
Family dentistry means that all members of the family can be seen in one location. Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates helps patients schedule appointments consecutively when possible to accommodate busy schedules. Family dentistry enables children to see their parents being treated and then sit in the same chair to have their own teeth cleaned.
This can help reduce the fear and anxiety that many young patients experience when visiting the dentist, laying a foundation for lifelong healthy habits that include routine dental care.
As family dentists, Drs. Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates offers pediatric services, including preventive care, dental sealants and fluoride treatments for growing teeth. They also offer custom sports mouthguards to protect teeth during physical play. We will monitor wisdom teeth and recommend treatment when deemed necessary.
Drs. Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates will help your busy family maintain their dental health for a lifetime!
Since 1972, our dental office has been a pillar in the Annapolis medical community. We see children, as well as adults in our Annapolis dental office. We are one of the largest dental practices in the area, with 13 operatories. This gives us the flexibility to accommodate multiple family members for treatment at the same time – making your dental visits quick and convenient.
Despite our size, we are not too big to care about our patients. Developing long-term relationships is one of the most important aspects of our practice – we treat our patients like members of our own family.
We believe that the best dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and the patient. When you visit our Annapolis dental office, you’ll have one-on-one time with the dentist to discuss your dental concerns as well as your smile goals. The dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to look for underlying problems and take time to explain the various treatment options that are available to you.
Our new patient dental exam usually involves:
- Professional dental cleaning
- Digital dental x-rays
- Other diagnostic dental imaging as needed
- Screening for gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer
- Examination and charting of existing dental restorations
- Examination of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and fit of the bite (occlusion)
Payment & Dental Insurance Information
There is a strong connection between oral health and overall health. Routine visits to the dentist will help ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and may help you avoid dental problems down the road. In our Annapolis dental office, we work with most dental insurance providers. Our staff will assist you with any billing and paperwork to make sure you maximize your benefits.
If you need restorative or cosmetic dental treatment, we can discuss various payment arrangements including financing options through CareCredit. Learn More
General Dentistry FAQs
Do you have further questions about our general dentistry services? Continue reading to find answers to commonly asked questions in our office.
What is included in general dentistry?
A general dentist performs visual examinations and assessments of the condition of the teeth. They use X-rays of the teeth and gums to diagnose the need for sleep apnea therapy, tooth sealants, and minor dental operations such cavity fillings, root canals, dental crowns, and cleanings.
Is a general dentist an orthodontist?
General dentists are highly skilled experts that take care of your entire oral health, and the attractiveness of your smile. Orthodontists are dentists who have completed further training in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of misaligned teeth and jaws. They help to align patients bite using treatments such as Invisalign, braces, etc.
What does DDS stand for?
DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery. Both a DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Medicine) and the DDS are equivalent degrees. Dentists with a DMD or DDS have completed the same coursework and are equally qualified.
Find a Dentist in Annapolis
Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates is always welcoming new patients. Whether you need a dental cleaning or a full mouth reconstruction, our dentists can provide the care you need. If you’re looking for a dentist in the Severna Park MD area, Call us at (410) 989-8298 or schedule an appointment online.