Andrew I. Pupkin, DDS in Owings Mills

Restorative Dentistry In Owings Mills

Bringing Smiles Back to Life

Life can cause plenty of wear and tear to your teeth. Some of the most common examples include dental damage due to accidents, tooth wear and breaking from bruxism, as well as poor dental hygiene and diet. Many patients continue to put off restoring their smiles due to being busy, but the longer you wait the more damage it can cause. For residents of Owings Mills and and surrounding areas, dental fillings, crowns, dentures, dental implants, and oral surgery are available to you. Our concierge approach to treatment allows us to extensively survey the damage in your mouth and come up with comfortable and innovative treatment options to fit your needs.

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Dental Fillings

For addressing decayed teeth, dental fillings in Owings Mills are a key solution. The decay is skillfully removed by Dr. Pupkin and replaced with a composite material. Unlike older metal amalgam fillings, which were visibly dark, our approach involves tooth-colored composite fillings that seamlessly blend with your natural teeth. This composite adheres to your tooth, restoring both function and aesthetics.

These fillings, often called “tooth-colored fillings,” are composed of a blend of plastic and glass that precisely matches your tooth’s hue. They require less drilling than the outdated amalgam for successful filling, preserving more of your tooth’s structure. Not only are they durable and long-lasting, but they’re also discreet and practically indistinguishable in your mouth.

Porcelain Inlays/Porcelain Onlays

In cases where decay or damage is more extensive, our dental practice in Owings Mills offers porcelain inlays and onlays for effective smile restoration. These specialized fillings not only match your tooth color but also provide increased durability compared to standard fillings. When a tooth’s damage or decay is significant, traditional fillings might not suffice. That’s where porcelain inlays and onlays come into play.

Porcelain inlays are custom-fitted to rest within the cusps or ridges of your teeth, ensuring both comfort and precision. On the other hand, porcelain onlays cover or extend over the tooth’s cusps, similar to a crown. Inlays are designed for treating specific damaged areas in the chewing zone of a tooth, while onlays are employed to address larger damaged sections, particularly on the biting surface.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations designed to address various oral health issues and enhance the appearance of your smile. When it comes to restorative dentistry, crowns and bridges in Owings Mills stand as some of the most resilient and adaptable solutions.

A dental crown, often referred to as a “cap,” is a custom-made covering that encases a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance while protecting it from further damage. They are commonly used to protect weak teeth, enhance the appearance of your smile, and support dental bridges.

Dental bridges are one solution used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth held in place by crowns attached to the neighboring teeth. Bridges allow you to chew, speak, and bite naturally, preventing problems that can arise from missing teeth, such as shifting of adjacent teeth or jaw misalignment. Bridges not only fill the gaps left by missing teeth but also enhance your smile’s aesthetics, boosting your self-confidence.

Dentures and Partials

Andrew I. Pupkin, DDS offers both full dentures and partials in Owings Mills to cater to your specific needs. For patients who require comprehensive tooth replacement, full dentures are an option to restore upper or lower sets of teeth. Full dentures encompass the entirety of a tooth row or all teeth in your mouth. 

If some healthy teeth remain, you might consider partial dentures to prevent the shifting of your natural teeth. Partial dentures are tailored to replace specific sections of teeth. They can be affixed with connectors or attached to existing teeth, and are removable.

Whatever the cause of tooth loss, dentures and partials are possible choices for individuals seeking to regain a complete set of teeth, while having limitations. These customized prosthetics are crafted to perfectly conform to your mouth, and Dr. Pupkin will ensure your dentures are flawlessly fitted before you leave our office. With your new set of teeth, expect a refined bite, enhanced speech, and improved functionality.


The term “root canal” can trigger fear and dental anxiety in many individuals. However we are dedicated to ensuring that endodontic procedures in Owings Mills are as comfortable and stress free as possible. Our goal is to alleviate pain while addressing advanced root and nerve damage and decay.

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure aimed at rescuing severely damaged or infected teeth. Below the surface of your tooth lies a complex system of nerves and blood vessels, known as the pulp. When pulp becomes infected from decay, cracks, or trauma, it can result in intense pain and even the loss of the tooth. Throughout the treatment process, the infected or inflamed pulp is removed from the tooth, followed by thorough cleaning and sealing of the tooth’s interior. 

Following the procedure, we place a crown or filling to restore the tooth’s functionality. This ensures that you can go back to your regular activities with a healthier, pain-free smile. At Andrew I. Pupkin, DDS, we’re dedicated to providing effective solutions that prioritize both your oral health and overall well-being.

Oral Surgery

When facing oral health issues, oral surgery in Owings Mills can be a transformative option based on your individual needs. While it’s typically a last-resort treatment, it can bring significant relief to those enduring dental discomfort. Whether it’s resolving a problematic tooth or replacing a missing one with a dental implant, oral surgery offers solutions.

At Andrew I. Pupkin, DDS, we specialize in two key oral surgery procedures: minor extractions and dental implants. Dr. Pupkin performs minor extractions in our office, catering to patients of all ages with various oral health concerns. Our commitment lies in understanding your unique goals before recommending any restorative treatments. If you’re considering oral surgery or wish to explore your candidacy, we’re here to provide expert guidance and tailored solutions. Your smile’s health and vitality are our top priorities.

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