Dr. Keith Boenning and Dr. Nathan Dancykier help repair and replace patients’ teeth in our Towson, Maryland, dental office. Our dentists are experienced prosthodontists and use advanced techniques and digital technology for predictable and lasting results. By working with patients, we can evaluate their specific needs and provide quality restorative dental care.
If you need to protect damaged teeth, restore missing teeth, treat gum disease, stop TMJ problems, or require dental surgery, contact our dental office to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and review your treatment options with you.
Restorative Dental Care
Dentists use restorative dental treatments to treat a variety of dental problems. Some of the solutions we offer can be used in tandem. For example, we can remove infections and then replace missing teeth. Our dentists can also ensure that your final dental restoration is healthy and secure by addressing tooth and gum issues first. Dental restorations that we provide include:
Replace multiple missing teeth with a removable or fixed dental bridge. Your dentist can secure a bridge with natural teeth by using dental crowns, or they can use dental implants.
Deep tooth stains and dental damage may be covered and protected with a tooth crown. This sturdy restoration also helps stabilize a bite.
A versatile restorative treatment, dental implants replace teeth at the root. Moreover, implants look and function just like natural teeth.
Dentures and Partials
Patients with full arches of lost teeth or multiple missing teeth can restore their smiles with full or partial dentures.
Oral Surgical Procedures
Our dentists offer bone grafting and sinus lifts to help patients get the care they need. In addition, anesthesia or dental sedation can provide the most comfortable care.
Gum Disease Treatment
Whether you have mild periodontal symptoms or more serious concerns, we can help restore the health of both your teeth and gums with periodontal disease treatments.
Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier restore teeth and reinforce damaged teeth. They have years of experience in helping patients get the smile of their dreams.
In our Towson office, we offer night guards for patients with jaw pain and tooth damage from TMJ disorders.
What is the difference between orthodontics and prosthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry specializing in treating malocclusions, which are problems with the alignment of the teeth or jaws. Prosthodontics is a specialty field within dentistry that focuses on restoring and replacing missing teeth and other structures that relate to oral health.
Orthodontic treatment usually involves braces or retainers to correct misalignment, while prosthodontic treatment mainly includes dental implants and crowns. Both orthodontists and prosthodontists require additional education beyond regular dental training to specialize in their respective fields.
How painful is oral surgery?
The pain level patients will experience during oral surgery will vary. The pain will depend on the procedure and the patient’s pain threshold. However, dentists and oral surgeons take several measures to minimize your discomfort. Oral surgeons and dentists will use local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia to ensure patients are comfortable during the surgery.
After the procedure, some discomfort, swelling, or soreness might occur. You can manage discomfort with pain medications and by following your dental professional’s post-operative care instructions.
What are the stages of gum disease?
The initial stage is gingivitis, where gums become red and swollen and may bleed during brushing. The next stage is early periodontitis, where gums recede and pockets form between the teeth and gums. The third stage is moderate periodontitis, which involves deeper pockets. There is also an increase in bone loss and possible tooth mobility at this stage.
Advanced periodontitis is the final stage. The patient will experience severe tooth and bone loss, gum recession, and tooth loss. Early detection and intervention are critical to preventing gum disease progression.
How many teeth can a dental bridge replace?
A dental bridge can replace one or three missing teeth, depending on the specific situation and the health of the adjacent teeth that will support the bridge. Generally, a dental bridge can replace anywhere from one to four teeth in a row. However, the exact number depends on factors such as the location of the missing teeth, the strength of the abutment teeth, and the oral health of the patient. Consult a dentist to determine the most suitable type and size of the dental bridge for your case.
Is restorative dentistry painful?
Restorative dentistry procedures, such as fillings, crowns, and dental implants, can involve some level of discomfort. However, dentists take measures to minimize pain and ensure comfort. Your dentist will use local anesthesia or sedation to help alleviate pain or anxiety during the procedure.
After a restorative treatment, patients may experience some soreness, swelling, or sensitivity. However, you manage these symptoms with pain medications and by following your aftercare instructions. It’s important to discuss any concerns about pain with your dentist.
Will my face look different with dentures?
Yes, dentures may change the appearance of your face. Dentures can impact your facial appearance by providing support for your facial muscles. Your facial muscles may sag or appear to sink in due to missing teeth. Dentists will design and fit dentures to help restore the natural contours of your face. However, there might be a slight adjustment period as you get comfortable with the feel of the dentures. Work closely with your dentist to ensure a comfortable fit and natural appearance.
Implant Dentistry in Towson, MD
Drs. Boenning and Dancykier place all types of dental implants to restore missing teeth. This is the most naturally functioning treatment option. During your dental consultation, we will evaluate all aspects of your dental health and discuss your aesthetic goals before making a treatment plan to meet all of your needs.
Using state-of-the-art technology, we can securely place implants to restore the form and function of the bite. Implants can become permanent anchors for a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Once in place, they offer natural biting, chewing, and speaking ability, restoring your confidence in your smile.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation
Are you looking for a restorative dentist? Do you need to fill the gaps in your smile? Call for comprehensive dental solutions at 410.324.2294. You may also request an appointment with Dr. Boenning or Dr. Dancykier on our website. Our Towson, MD, dental team can help you find the best solutions for your dental problems. All of our dental restorations will match your natural tooth color and blend in with your smile.