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4825 Bethesda Avenue , Suite 308, Bethesda- 20814
Maryland , United States  United States
Today (Saturday) : Closed

Richard Hunsinger DDS - Bethesda

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -- Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry

"..Not only am I very thankful for his generosity and straightforwardness, but feel, for the first time, that I'm in the hands of someone who's not only a dedicated professional, but a considerate, caring, and honest individual as well."
We know how important having a great smile is to looking and feeling good. We love that our patients advertise our exptertise just by smiling.  Helping people look and feel great is why Dr. Richard Hunsinger, Dr. John Tran and the entire amazing team at our Bethesda, Maryland dental practice are committed to providing the highest quality dentistry.  Dr. Hunsinger teams with Dr. John Tran, specialist in Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry, to provide comprehensive services within one office. Patients love the convenience and expert care. We love being able to maximize aesthetics, comfort and convenience. By keeping current and using the latest dental technology, Bethesda dentist Dr. Hunsinger creates results that patients love!  Whether you need a routine check-up or a more advanced procedure like a smile makeover, our dental practice can help you get the best treatment to fit your unique needs. Dr. Hunsinger teams with reputable dental specialists to coordinate your care along every step of the way. Our long-tenured friendly staff will help make your visit comfortable and affordable. We accept insurance and will gladly submit your claims for you. We invite you to look around our website to learn more about why patients have preferred our Bethesda dental team for 20 years. The first step for you to feel confident about your smile begins with selecting a reputable, dependable, quality-focused dental practice. Please read what our patients have to say. We believe that you will prefer our dental practice too.

Business Operation Hours
Monday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Other Categories : dentist bethesda, dentist bethesda md, cosmetic dentist maryland

More Business Info
Saturday Emergency Only
BrandZoom Whhitening, Six Month Smiles
Languages spokenEnglish, Spanish
insurance plans acceptedGEHA, Guardian, Delta Dental and others. Call for details.
Payment methodscash, check, master card, visa, american express, CareCredit
Year established1982

Additional Information

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -- Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry

Dr. Richard G. Hunsinger, Jr.

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 

Dr. Hunsinger has been practicing excellence in general and cosmetic dentistry with an emphasis on painless (many patients say!) restorations, crowns and veneers for 30 years. He received his B.A. from Miami University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1981. Following graduation, he completed a one year associateship in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Dr. Hunsinger thrives on providing excellent dentistry.  Patients say he is a perfectionist - and they benefit!  He stands out as a leading dentist in Bethesda with his 30 years of experience, long-tenured staff, and the latest in-office dental technology. Dr. Hunsinger loves giving his patients healthy, beautiful and comfortable smiles. Our practice is technologically advanced with digital radiography, oral cancer screening, and digital flourescent caries detection to increase patients' comfort and maximize the doctor's time with patients in the office.

Dr. Hunsinger has pursued advanced education and training in a broad range of dental services, such as implant restoration, porcelain veneers, all-ceramic crowns, and aesthetic dentistry. His comprehensive knowledge benefits patients as he can effectively explain treatment options and confidently recommend reputable specialists. He educates patients to prevent oral health problems before they occur. He and his team take care to fully inform patients about their dental health to ensure the best treatment outcomes. Our team enjoys creating lasting relationships with patients, and all are committed to maximizing patients' comfort by maintaining a high level of trust and an open dialogue. It's wonderful to hear patients tell us how much they appreciate our warm, caring staff who help put them at ease.

Dr. Hunsinger is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association. Born and raised in Bethesda, Dr. Hunsinger enjoys working in this community where he grew up. When not at the office, you can find him on the golf course, in the pool or enjoying time with his four children and wife.

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry

Dr. John Tran

Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry

Dr. John Tran teams with Dr. Richard Hunsinger to provide coordinated and highly specialized care in one office for patients in need of dental implants and prosthodontics. Our patients love the convenience of having Dr. Tran in the office.

Dr. Tran received his dental training from the University of Maryland - Baltimore, College of Dental Surgery after earning a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland at College Park. Upon completion of his dental degree, Dr. Tran continued his specialty post-graduate studies in prosthodontics at the University of Maryland. He had three years of additional training in aesthetic management, treatment of cancer/trauma patients, and full-mouth reconstruction to receive his certificate in prosthodontics, and master's degree in biomedical sciences.

Following his residency at Maryland, Dr. Tran went to Loma Linda University's Center for the Implant Dentistry Fellowship program in Southern California. During his surgical and implant fellowship, he performed implant placements, implant restorations, sinus and bone grafts, and soft and hard tissue management.

He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and is an Associate Fellow in the AAID. Dr. Tran has been awarded with the ACP's Prosthodontics Scholarship, and has been recognized with Teledyne Water Pik’s The Best of the Best in Prosthodontics Award and the Harry B. Schwartz Award in Excellence in Fixed Prosthodontics.

Dr. Tran has been involved with various volunteer organizations including Hope for Tomorrow and Operation Smile medical/dental missions. He currently maintains a private practice focused on prosthodontics and implant dentistry.


Product and Services

Expert Dental Care Offered by Your Bethesda, MD Family and Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Richard Hunsinger.

We provide cosmetic dental services to help you get the wonderful, confident smile you deserve! Dr. Richard Hunsinger uses today's advanced technology and techniques to restore your smile to maximize function and form.  Whether you need to take care of a cavity or want a complete smile makeover, we can create a treatment plan that's right for you.  Please take a look below to learn more about the procedures we offer.

General Dental Procedures

Dental Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings are important to maintain good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque that may develop - even with careful brushing and flossing - particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you get your teeth cleaned once every six months.

Dental Exams and X-Rays

Routine dental exams are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Additionally, they can help to avoid the financial costs associated with large treatment plans later on. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends checkups twice a year for people of all ages. At this frequency, most problems can be caught while they remain in an early stage.

Composite Fillings

When treating a cavity, Dr. Hunsinger removes the decayed portion of the tooth and fills it with a specialized material. The two most popular options for fillings are composite (white) and amalgam (silver).

Teeth Whitening

Teeth tend to discolor through the years as enamel wears down. The wearing down of enamel allows the dentin, the yellow substance that comprises the core of our teeth, to become more visible.

Ceramic Crowns

Compared to fillings, which cover a small portion of a tooth, a crown - or cap - encases the entire visible portion of the tooth. The crown becomes the tooth's new outer surface. A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings will not repair the problem. The crown provides a protective shell around the damaged or decayed tooth to strengthen it and improve the appearance.  Crowns also help restore a tooth to it's original shape, which is extremely important for proper function as well as  aesthetics. Maintaining your proper bite will help your teeth and jaw function their best.

Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding is a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. Bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done within one office visit since nothing has to be custom made by a dental laboratory. Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less the tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns. However, since bonding typically doesn’t last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains, it is used more often for small cosmetic touchups rather than major restorations.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin custom made shells that cover the front surface of your tooth to improve their appearance. They are made of tooth colored materials and can be used to improve the color of teeth that have been worn down or stained. Alternatively, they can be used to improve the shape or size of the tooth.

Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are a more conservative approach to tooth restoration than full crowns. The are used to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay, or for cracked teeth where the damage does not warrant a dental crown. Porcelain, composite resin and sometimes gold are used to create inlays and onlays. Inlays refer to those procedures where the bonded material limited to the center of the tooth, while onlays refer to those procedures where the bonded material can extend further to one or more cusps of the tooth.

Implant Dentistry

Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. Implants have a documented success rate of over 95%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth-replacement option. There is no tooth-replacement option that will give you a longer-lasting result. Implants help preserve bone that supports the tooth. If a tooth is not replaced, the supporting bone naturally deteriorates due to that tooth loss. Loss of bone is one of the major hidden consequences of losing teeth.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a false tooth that is used to fill the gap created by missing tooth or teeth. A gap between your teeth can be potentially dangerous to your dental health, as it can cause your teeth to shift resulting in a change in your bite that could be painful. Dental bridges help alleviate this problem by using the two surrounding teeth as anchors to hold a false tooth in the place where the gap is. Typically, porcelain crowns are placed over the surrounding teeth, and the false tooth, known as a pontic, is fused between them.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has been infected due to a deep cavity or cracked tooth. The treatment involves removing the pulp and the nerves of the tooth, and cleaning the infected area. A tooth's pulp and nerve is not important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has fully emerged from the gums. If the treatment is not performed, bacteria builds up at the root tip and the infection of the pulp can spread to the surrounding bone. The results in pain and swelling, and your tooth would likely have to be removed.

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