Hi OH - Sorry for your dental issues! My teeth have issues also. I have a number of crowns and I think I am soon to have another.
In regard to the "religious" dentist, to be honest, that seems more like superstition to me. And I would have tried to spit a pointy object at him!
Age 61. Diagnosed UP 1983, UC 1986
Lialda, 4 pills a day
Metamucil - 2 doses/day
VSL#3DS, Ultimate Flora, saccharomyces boulardii daily,
Multivitamin, vit. D3
steroid enema when needed; Canasa most nights
two hips replaced thanks to pred.