Ellicott City dentist Dr. Ray Becker offers a full range of general dentistry services for adults and children. In addition, he offers advanced cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental treatments. Dr. Becker is one of the most experienced dentists in Maryland for the diagnosis of TMJ disorders and offers TMJ treatment. Routine preventive care is at the foundation of our dental practice and is essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected early and treated in a timely manner.
Proactive Dental Care in Ellicott City
As a top local family dentist, Dr. Becker offers the range of preventive dental care necessary to treat patients of all ages. Proactive, comprehensive dentistry describes all the procedures used to arrest tooth decay and other diseases in the earliest stages. By identifying and treating the exact cause of a dental problem, we can offer treatment that is designed to prevent a recurrence in the future. The goal is to keep you as healthy as possible and maintain your natural teeth for life.
“Being proactive means that we are going to look for exactly what caused the condition to occur for a patient, instead of just trying to react to what actually did happen.” Dr. Ray Becker
Preventive dental services offered in our Howard County dentist office:
- Dental cleanings
- Dental sealants
Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but the American Dental Association recommends everyone should visit with us at least twice per year.
General Dentistry – What to Expect
Dr. Becker believes that the best dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and patient. Dr. Becker will take time to listen to your needs and goals and then develop a personalized treatment plan to help get the smile you want.
Our examinations are completely thorough and help us to identify underlying problems that can cause functional and cosmetic dentistry concerns. We have incorporated digital technology to make your experience more pleasant while delivering accurate information for diagnosis and treatment.
A dental exam with Dr. Becker typically includes:
- Digital dental x-rays
- Other diagnostic dental imaging
- Screening for gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer
- Occlusal analysis and examination of temporomandibular joints (TMJ)
Payment & Dental Insurance Information
We strive to make our dental services as affordable as possible. We accept most major dental insurance plans and will submit claims on your behalf so that you can maximize your insurance benefit.
We now offer an In House Dental Savings Membership designed to help you budget your annual routine dental care with additional benefits such as discounts on some of our most popular dental treatments. Plans are available for both individuals and families.
We also offer a range of payment options including phased treatment plans and financing options. Learn more
Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Becker
Looking for an Ellicott City, MD or Columbia, MD area dentist for your family? Dr. Becker is currently accepting new patients ages 3 and older. Call our office at 410.415.9013 or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to meeting the oral health needs of you and your family.