Welcome to Baltimore Dental, the practice of Drs. Yelena Shirkin, DDS and Rebecca Allen, DDS. At our state-of-the-art office, we are dedicated to providing the finest dental care to our patients. From the moment you walk into our office, you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will do their utmost to make sure that your visit with us is as comfortable as possible. We specialize in all areas of oral health care including preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Excellent care, beautiful aesthetic results, compassion and a gentle touch are the fundamentals of our practice.
Your visits with us are all about you, your comfort, happiness and complete satisfaction with your care. Our mission is to establish a lifelong bond with our patients and we treat everyone like a member of our family. It is our belief, that the more you know about dental health, the better prepared you are to make wise decisions about your health care. We always stay informed of the latest advancements in dental technology and we will take the time to discuss different options with our patients, to arrive at the best personalized plan for each individual.
We invite you to contact our office so that we can help you achieve the beautiful and healthy smile that you've always wanted.
- Comprehensive Dental Examinations
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Root Canals and Extractions
- Crowns and Caps
- Implant Restoration
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Emergencies
- Hospital Dentistry Care for Special Needs Patients
Initial Oral Examination
Your first visit at our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures and of the oral anatomy.
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite. With the advent of the newest technologies in dental science, today's state-of-the-art restorative materials include ceramic and the latest composite materials. These materials are not only strong and durable, but restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing.
The Preventive Program
Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.
If a tooth is extracted or missing for some other reason, it is now possible to replace it using dental implants. An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It's composed of two main parts: One part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant.