Wright Dental Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Choosing a dentist, just like choosing a doctor, requires a lot of thought and planning. Most patients have questions before going to a new office. You can see some of our most popular questions listed here. If you do not see your question listed, or if you want additional details, contact us and we will be happy to help!

3D Imaging

Dental chair in office | Anderson Township OH DentistDental x-rays and 2D panographs cannot clearly see the inside of the bone, and cannot see the tongue-side of the bone at all. Only a cone-beam CT image can create a 3D view and cross sections of the area of interest. The information provided in a 3D scan is extremely important when placing dental implants, performing a complex root canal or extraction, planning orthodontics, evaluating the sinuses and airway, testing your TMJ (jaw joint), or looking for the source of pain or infection.

Great Dental Technology in Cold Spring

The more information we have about your condition and anatomy before planning the better. If you have any more questions regarding 3D imaging or dentistry in general, contact us today.

CEREC Restorations

Woman scarf | Dentist Cold Spring KYSame-Day CEREC crowns look and function like traditional crowns, but they offer one huge advantage: you don't have to wait weeks to get them. With traditional crowns, your dentist sends impressions off to the lab while you wear a temporary crown in the meantime. CEREC crowns are a one visit, same-day, procedure which typically takes an hour and a half. At Wright Dental Center, our team ensures the utmost comfort and convenience. 

Are the materials used to make a CEREC crown as strong as the traditional lab made crown?

Yes, we use the same exact materials. There are many different materials that are available for different restorations.

CEREC Crowns in Cold Spring

CEREC crowns are natural-looking and convenient tooth restorations. If you have any more questions regarding crowns or dentistry in general, don't hesitate to call us today and see if CEREC crowns are right for you!


Woman using clear aligners | Dentist Cold Spring KYWear aligners at least 22 hours per day. Take them out to eat and brush your teeth.  If you do not wear your aligners the recommended amount your teeth won't adequately realign, thus making the aligners not effective or prolonging the amount of time you'll need to wear them. 

Adult Orthodontics in Cincinnati

If you have any more questions regarding clear aligners or anything dentistry related, don't hesitate to give us a call.  

Woman holding clear aligners | Dentist Cincinnati OHClear aligners are completely transparent, which makes them much more discreet than metal braces. Clear aligners are a great option for both adult patients looking to align their smile and patients that want a less-conspicuous means of getting straighter teeth.

Adult Orthodontics in Cincinnati

People usually don’t notice them. which makes ClearCorrect a great option for tooth alignment without the hassle of metal braces. For more information on ClearCorrect, the aligners offered at Wright Dental center, give our team a call today. We offer consultations to ensure you will find the best treatment for your smile!

Dental Implants

Older man smiling | Dentist Cold Spring KYThe best thing about dental implants is that they are essentially permanent! Once a dental implant integrates with the bone successfully, it should last a lifetime if cared for properly. The best part is your dental implant will also look just as natural as the rest of your smile does. You can read more about our dental implants on the dental implants service page. You can also contact us or talk to us about what you can do to ensure your dental implants lasts as long as possible.

Tooth Replacement in Cold Spring

Dental implants are a great option for permanent tooth replacement that looks just as natural as the tooth you were born with! Are you a candidate for dental implants? Book a consultation with our team to learn more and get your greatest smile yet!

No, it is usually done under local anesthesia in your dentist’s office, in just the same way as a filling. Once the anesthesia takes effect, you shouldn’t feel anything.

Call Your Cold Spring Dentist

Your comfort comes first at our office. We assure you that you are in good hands in your dental implant journey. To learn more about the dental implant process, give us a call!

Dentistry for Adults

Dentist using dental xray | Dentist Cold Spring KYWe offer most root canal therapy treatment in our Cold Spring, KY dental office. In some cases, we may refer you to a specialist. By scheduling an exam, we can determine if your root canal can be completed in-house.

Gentle Root Canals in Cold Spring & Anderson Township

We understand root canals have a negative reputation, but root canals are easier than you think! Our team puts your comfort first and we are proud of serving gentle root canal procedures to the Anderson Township area. Give us a call today!


Tooth and first aid kit | Dentist Cincinnati OHWhether you are a valued existing patient or a patient who is looking for a new dental home, we welcome you to call our office. Our team understands that emergencies happen, and they can often be stressful and painful. This is why, here at Wright Dental Center, we treat dental emergencies as quickly as possible - often on the same day - so that you can start feeling like yourself again. We offer a number of services to get you out the door and smiling in no time. 

Emergency Dentist in Cold Spring KY & Cincinnati OH 

If you are in dental pain, always call your dentist to see if they offer same-day emergency appointments. Please don't hesitate to contact us in case of an emergency. If you are in the Cold Spring and Anderson Township areas, don't keep dealing with intense dental pain -- our team can help, often on the same day.

Woman holding a balloon smiling | Affordable Dentistry in Cold SpringWe strive to make dentistry affordable for our patients. That is why we do offer flexible payment options through Lending Club and CareCredit. To learn more about our payment options, visit our financial page.

To summarize, we offer a few financial options to make your dentistry affordable and stress-free. We recommend you take a moment to explore each of these websites to see which plan works best for you:

Affordable Dentistry in Cold Spring & Anderson Township

If you need more information, don't hesitate to call our friendly staff to get any clarifications or to get started at our office. We will do our best to make sure your dental care is low-stress and affordable. We are taking new patients, so give us a call today to learn more about us!

small girl with paint on hands | Dentist Cincinnati ohAs the father of twin boys, Dr. Wright is experienced in working with children. We strive to make their treatment enjoyable and comfortable so that they have a positive dental experience. Bringing your child to the dentist at a young age allows us to create a good foundation for oral health. 

Kid's Dentistry in Cold Spring & Cincinnati

Never hesitate to contact us for more information.  You can see all of the services we offer on our services page.  


Each insurance plan is specific to the contract decided upon between your employer and your insurance company. With thousands of different plans available, you can imagine how difficult it is to estimate plan coverage without specific details.

Figuring Out Your Financing

insurance paperwork | Dentist Cold Spring KYIf you call our office and talk to one of our helpful team members, we can answer any benefits-related questions you might have regarding your insurance and out-of-pocket expenses. For patients who would like to have cosmetic treatment or other procedures not typically covered by most insurance plans, we do offer payment plans and financing options to make fitting your dentistry into your budget convenient and easy.

We accept most major insurance company’s plans and work with you to maximize your benefits. It is important to remember that if you have necessary extensive dentistry, you probably have a plan maximum. Dental insurance, unlike medical insurance, is designed to cover a portion of your treatment and is not usually a catch-all for major work.

Call Your Cold Spring Dentist

We know that understanding your dental benefits can be confusing. Grab your insurance card or ID number and give us a call! We can help you find a way to fit great dental care into almost any budget!

You can also view our financial page or contact us today for more information.


Dental x-rays | Cold Spring KY DentistDental x-rays have always been among the lowest in radiation because we are focusing on such a small area. At Wright Dental Center, we do not use traditional x-rays. We have switched to digital x-rays, which emit up to 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. That means you are receiving a negligible amount of radiation.

Benefits of X-Rays

Additional benefits of digital x-rays include instant access to your images. You no longer have to wait for films to develop in the traditional method. Your images will appear on our computer screen in about three seconds, giving you and Dr. Wright the opportunity to immediately review the results. That means that we can diagnose conditions quickly and conveniently, and offer you treatment options on the spot.

Digital x-rays are far friendlier for the environment because we do not need chemicals to develop the films. This eliminates waste and disposal of chemicals.

Digital x-rays, just like digital photographs, are high resolution and allow us to zoom in on areas we think look suspicious. We can also change contrast, brightness, and focus on areas that are a concern.

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When we need to transfer your x-rays, we can do so immediately over email. Your specialist can have access to your digital x-ray immediately for review.

You can call us today for more information, or view our 3D imaging service page.


Small child getting dental cleaning | Dentist Cold Spring KYIt’s never too late to get back on track when it comes to your oral health! We will never make you feel guilty or bad for missing dental appointments in the past. We will work with you in a partnership to create a treatment plan that will restore your health and comfort.

Why Patients Miss Dental Appointments

We know that patients stay away from the dentist for a number of reasons. Some patients have dental anxiety and feel fearful when they face dental procedures. We offer sedation dentistry to make your treatment stress free. We offer three levels of sedation in our Cold Spring, KY dental office: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and IV sedation.

Additionally, our friendly and professional team will make you feel welcome and comfortable. We treat our patients like they deserve to be treated – like our number one priority. We know that there are places you would rather spend your time than the dental office, but we work hard to make each appointment as pleasant as possible for every member of your family.

Dental Cleanings in Cold Spring

When you come to our office for an exam with Dr. Bo Wright, he will give you an overall picture of your oral health and make a customized treatment plan to restore your health that fits into your lifestyle as well as your budget!


Call us today for more information!


Preventive Dentistry

Woman holding jaw | Dentist Cold Spring KYSensitivity can cause pain when you’re drinking cold beverages or even just breathing cold air.

To rid yourself of sensitivity, you should start with a sensitivity toothpaste.

The potassium nitrate found in sensitivity toothpastes will help to seal the pores in your teeth that lead to the nerve.

How to Reduce Teeth Sensitivity

For many people, having a fluoride treatment with fluoride varnish will help to reduce sensitivity because it strengthens the protective enamel that covers your teeth. This is especially useful if you plan to whiten your teeth because whitening gel can cause sensitivity.

Sensitivity can increase if you have a clenching or grinding habit. The constant pressure from grinding your teeth can cause the enamel on your teeth to break or chip, creating abfractions. A nightguard can protect your teeth while you sleep and also provide relief from headaches and neck pain, which are both common with a clenching or grinding habit.

Call Your Cincinnati Dentist

We strive to make your dental appointments as comfortable as possible. If you experience sensitivity, let us know before your appointment so we can make adjustments to ensure your hygiene appointments are comfortable. Our highly skilled hygienists are gentle and know the necessary techniques to thoroughly clean your teeth in a way that leaves a smile on your face.

Read more on our Preventive Dentistry service page about how you can prevent tooth sensitivity before it happens.

Call us today for more information!


dentist using digital imaging | dentist cold spring kyWe base your professional hygiene schedule off of your unique needs. For many patients, that means that every six months, we recommend a professional cleaning and exam. For others, especially those who suffer from periodontal disease or who are more prone to plaque and tartar, more frequent visits may be necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy. 

Dry Mouth

If you suffer from dry mouth, you might be more prone to gum disease. Dry mouth can occur with age or with certain medications – particularly if you are going through cancer treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy. We can develop a hygiene schedule that will support your oral health and protect your smile.

As patients age and lose dexterity, maintaining proper home oral hygiene can pose a problem. With regular, more frequent professional dental cleanings, we can help you avoid periodontal disease and decay.

Call Your Cold Spring Dentist

Finding out how often you should have your teeth cleaned is easy! Contact our Cold Spring, KY or Cincinnati, OH dental office to schedule an exam with Dr. Bo Wright. He will perform a comprehensive exam that will give you an overall picture of your oral health. If you have any dental conditions, he will make you aware of them right away so that you can make decisions that will improve your oral health.  Please view our Preventive Dentistry Service page for more information.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Woman getting teeth whitened | Dentist Cincinnati OHIt’s natural to want a white, healthy-looking smile! After all, your smile is often the first impression you give another person. If you feel like your smile looks dull or stained, you might be self-conscious about your appearance and it could prevent you from showing off who you really are.

While it is natural for your teeth to darken with age because of stains from foods and beverages, you don’t have to settle for a smile you are not proud of. At Wright Dental center, we offer both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening systems to restore the youth and beauty of your smile.

Enter Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening systems can give you the results you want, reliably and effectively under the supervision of Dr. Bo Wright.

In-office teeth whitening with Zoom! gives you instant results. We can lighten your teeth by up to 8 to 10 shades in one hour in the comfort of our office. Our in-office system is one of the leading brands available today because it is easy, safe, and gives our patients the results they want. We will also send you home with a touch-up custom whitening kit so you can keep your smile looking its best even if you drink coffee or red wine.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Cincinnati

Our take-home whitening system is designed to give you great results in the comfort of your own home. We will create custom whitening trays for you to take home and use with our professional strength whitening gel over the course of several weeks. With regular use, you can have a brilliantly white smile with few side effects.


Please view our Teeth Whitening service page or call us today for more information.


Sedation Dentistry

Woman scared of dentist | Cold Spring KY DentistOur team understands that is common (and normal!) to experience dental anxiety. We are here to help make you feel comfortable at the dentist! Our team offers sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide in addition to oral sedation and IV sedation dentistry.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that enters and leaves your body quickly, making it extremely safe - even for kids!  Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a mild sedative medication that helps relieve anxiety and may even produce feelings of elation or euphoria. If you are coming to your dental appointment alone -- not a problem -- we can assure you that you will be okay to drive home at the end of your appointment. 

Dental Anxiety Help in Cold Spring & Cincinnati 

To learn more about sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide, and the types we offer in our office, take a few moments to visit our sedation dentistry page. As always, don't hesitate to contact us for more information or if you have any unanswered questions. If you are interested in learning more about our dentistry, book an appointment with our team!

Six Month Smiles

Orthodontics in CincinnatiThe Six Month Smiles moves your teeth quickly and safely with clear braces, making this option great for adults and those who want to avoid meta braces. The key components of the treatment are the use of unique, clear braces and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile. Please note that there are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. 

Fast Orthodontics in Cold Spring

Interested in a quick orthodontic option for your smile? You're in luck! Our office specializes in Six Month Smiles. You can read more on our Six Month Smiles service page, and also please don't hesitate to contact us directly in the case of an emergency.

Man smiling | Dentist Cold Spring KYNo! Six Month Smiles uses clear braces that are barely visible to gently straighten your teeth. This makes Six Month Smiles a great option for adults and those wanting to avoid metal braces. You can read more about our Six Month Smiles on the Six Month Smiles service page.  We are confident that you will love the idea of smiling brighter in six months. You can also contact us and we'd be happy to answer any and all questions you have regarding Wright Dental Center and Six Month Smiles. 

Fast Braces in Cold Spring KY

Are you a good candidate for Six Month Smiles? The only way to find out is to book an orthodontic consultation with our Cold Spring or Cincinnati office, depending on your location. From there, we will decide if you are the right candidate for Six Month Smiles and get you started on treatment. Our team can't wait to get you on the road to a more aligned smile.

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