Quality comprehensive care restores your smile to its healthy, attractive brilliance
At Matthew Wallengren, DDS, we get to know our patients beyond their names. They are also more than teeth or a series of services to us. Likewise, once we get to know you and your family, we can often anticipate or detect problems early during consistent, routine visits. In doing so, Dr. Wallengren and our team can avoid much of the damage to teeth and gums that ultimately leads to the need for restorative dentistry.
Still, it is good to know that a skilled, professional, non-judgmental, and kind team is available in Roland Park and greater Baltimore, Maryland, to resolve pain and restore the structure, health, and appearance of your smile.
Our team can use durable, tooth-like materials to rebuild a portion of a badly decayed or severely broken, or damaged tooth. We do so with tooth-preserving direct fillings, dental inlays and onlays, and full-coverage crowns. Fillings may be appropriate to repair cavities or holes in the teeth caused by progressive dental decay. Inlays are suitable for patients with large cavities or worn or failing fillings. Onlays are occasionally called “partial crowns” because they are a standard alternative to full crowns that cover the entire tooth visible above the gum line. Oftentimes, crowns may be better suited to those patients with more severe decay or fractures.
Crowns also commonly follow root canal therapy and are used to support conventional dental bridges and implant-supported replacement teeth. With that being said, our team is also adept at replacing teeth that cannot be “saved” with RCT (root canal treatment) or other endodontic procedures. A Dental bridge is a non-removable replacement tooth that is connected to the neighboring teeth on either side of the space. The neighboring “anchor teeth” are then partially or fully crowned. These crowns are necessary to optimally support the replacement tooth.
Dr. Wallengren also offers dental implant restorations. This is the “finishing touch” after an implant is secured in the jawbone by attaching the crown that is visible above the gum line. Once this process is completed, the implant in the jaw functions like an artificial tooth root. So, the crown is literally “rooted” in the jawbone – like a natural tooth! Implants may be used to replace a single tooth, a few teeth, several teeth, or all the teeth in the upper and lower jaw(s) (as an “implant-supported denture”).
From fillings to dentures, we are happy to discuss your options for treatment in greater detail. Better yet, we encourage you to contact us before you notice pain or bleeding. Often, oral conditions are asymptomatic in their earliest stages. So, by the time you feel or see a change in your teeth and gums, damage may already be present that requires extensive restorative care. We want to get you in a healthy habit of regular dental visits to our practice in North Baltimore. That way, we can keep your mouth feeling and looking great. Call (410) 431-1868 to schedule an appointment at Matthew Wallengren, DDS, proudly serving Roland Park, Guilford, Towson, the Green Spring Valley, Phoenix, and beyond.