Have dentists told you you have “hopeless teeth”? Are you frustrated by constant dental problems? Dr. Keith Boenning and Dr. Nathan Dancykier provide full mouth restorations for severely worn, cracked, fractured, infected, or even missing teeth. They address these dental concerns in their Towson, MD dental office.
Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier are prosthodontists dedicated to helping patients fill the gaps in their smiles or restore damaged or infected teeth. Additionally, they have years of experience in assisting patients with difficult and extensive dental issues.
Restoring Failed Teeth
Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier may recommend one or more procedures to help you restore your teeth to their optimal health and appearance. Before treatment, they will conduct a thorough examination using x-rays, digital imaging, and other diagnostics. Using this dental technology, they will be able to create a treatment plan that targets your specific oral health problems.
We use tooth extractions as a last resort. The ultimate goal is to save teeth and restore them when possible. Reasons we may extract them include severe damage, overcrowding, or severe decay. In these cases, extracting them is the best option to improve your overall oral health.
If you have overcrowded teeth, you may have difficulty keeping them clean. Lack of proper oral care can easily lead to gum disease or tooth decay. If you have infected teeth that are not treated, the disease can spread and take over your entire mouth. However, extracting problem teeth allows us to work with a healthier foundation.
Gum disease is a serious problem, yet it is very simple to avoid. This common oral health problem can lead to painful symptoms and can even cause tooth loss when left untreated. As periodontitis, or gum disease, progresses, it may lead to gum recession, bone loss, and tooth loss.
Treating gum disease as soon as possible is the best thing you can do for your oral health. Typically with early intervention, we can successfully treat it. Scaling and root planing are great treatments that we use. It will remove the infection from under the gums and help the teeth reattach to the gums. Sometimes, a deep cleaning and antibacterial rinse may be all you need.
Missing Teeth Solutions
If you suffer from missing teeth, there are several ways to restore them. After tooth extraction, periodontal therapy, or trauma, we will use dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures to replace your teeth. The number one way to restore missing teeth is with dental implants.
This treatment can fail if patients are predisposed to dental decay or gum infections. It is important that your dentist addresses those issues first prior to implant treatment to ensure success.
Failing Teeth FAQs
What are the signs of a failing tooth?
Signs of a failing tooth can include persistent tooth pain or sensitivity, especially when eating hot, cold, or sweet foods. You may also experience swelling or redness in the gum tissue around the tooth. A loose or wobbly tooth is another sign that the tooth may be failing; this could suggest damage to the supporting bone structure.
Additionally, if you have persistent bad breath, this could be a sign of a failing tooth. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should consult your dentist for an evaluation.
Can a dentist repair bad teeth?
Yes, a dentist can repair bad teeth using a variety of dental procedures. Depending on the extent of damage to the teeth, dentists can provide restorative treatments such as fillings and tooth crowns. They can also provide more advanced procedures like dental implants and porcelain veneers.
In addition, most dentists offer preventative services like sealants and fluoride treatments. Your dentist will work with you to discuss treatment options for your situation.
What causes teeth to weaken?
Poor oral hygiene, consuming acidic foods or drinks, genetics, poor diet, and dry mouth can weaken teeth. Additionally, smoking cigarettes, using a hard-bristled toothbrush excessively, or grinding your teeth can weaken your teeth over time. To help strengthen your teeth, brush twice a day and floss regularly.
Brushing and flossing daily will help your teeth maintain their strength by removing bacteria from the mouth, while fluoride strengthens the enamel and protects it against tooth decay.
What is the best option for replacing teeth?
Dental implants are usually the best option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are a popular choice for some patients because of their longevity and ability to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Dental bridges and dentures are also good solutions for certain patients. Overall, you should consult a dentist who will evaluate your situation and recommend the best tooth replacement solution.
Can I keep my teeth with periodontal disease?
Keeping your teeth with periodontal disease is possible if you seek prompt treatment. Early intervention is important to prevent the periodontal disease from progressing to more severe stages. Your dentist may recommend scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque and tartar buildup.
Sometimes patients need further treatments or even surgery. You should work with a dentist or periodontist so they can tailor an appropriate treatment plan for you.
Is it better to pull a tooth or save it?
It is usually better to save a tooth. Saving the tooth is often better because it provides better functionality and aesthetics. If your dentist cannot save the tooth, you may need an extraction. A dental implant or denture should follow an extraction. The best course of action will depend on the extent of the damage to your tooth. Ultimately, it’s important to consult your dentist before saving or extracting a tooth.
Contact Our Towson, MD Office
If your failing teeth are interfering with the quality of your life, we can help you restore them. Our main goal is to restore functioning and pretty smiles for our patients. Schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team on our website. You may also call our office at 410.324.2294 to request an appointment with our office staff.