I saw a patient recently who was in her mid-60s. She had accumulated a lot of dentistry over the years and was having some issues with new dentistry done by another dentist. As we are going through our exam, we started discussing the obstacles that are keeping her from getting to 100 with all her […]
How Long Does It Take To Get Dental Implants?
I see a lot of patients who need one or more dental implants, and they often ask me, “Doc, why is this going to take so long?” They’ve seen on TV that you can get same-day dental implants, and they don’t understand why their one or two implants will take six to seven months’ time. […]
Do I Need a Dental Crown or a Filling?
A question I get asked by patients daily is “do I need a crown, or could I get away with a filling?” Patients believe that the less invasive option is always better, so why not try a filling first instead of a dental crown. There are several reasons why a filling might not be the […]
What are the Benefits of BioClear?
Last year, my assistant and I learned about a revolutionary new technique called Bioclear®. In a previous post, I shared more about this technique and who can benefit from it, from people with diastema or gum recession, to those seeking cosmetic dentistry. Since publishing that blog, we’ve completed more than 150 cases using Bioclear and […]
Should You Get a Dental Bridge or Implant?
When addressing the loss of a single tooth, there are typically two options – a dental bridge or an implant. Patients ask me which of these is the better treatment option, and there are times when I have a strong recommendation, and others where it is truly up to the patient. To illustrate this, I […]
How Bioclear Can Help You
New technique, Bioclear, offers patients less invasive, more predictable treatment options » Click here for a video version of this blog on our YouTube Channel « My assistant and I recently traveled to Tacoma to study under Dr. David Clarke, a pioneer in the dental profession who has developed a technique called Bioclear®. What is […]
Dead Tooth? Options for Treating a Tooth Abscess
Consider this scenario, you go to your dentist for a routine exam and find out that you have an abscessed tooth. This is hard to believe considering you don’t feel any pain and your tooth looks normal on the outside. Seeking a second opinion, you go to another dentist who confirms what your dentist told […]
Tooth Replacement: Should I Save this tooth?
Having trouble with a tooth and considering tooth replacement? Before you start pulling teeth, consider saving your tooth. Over the lifetime of your teeth, you’ll likely encounter a few hiccups – from a cavity to a chipped tooth. But for some patients, these problems persist on the same tooth. No matter what they do, problems […]
9 Questions to Ask a Dentist Before Getting a Dental Crown
Are you exploring options after your dentist recommended a dental crown? Here are the top nine questions you should ask before moving forward with the procedure. Did your dentist say you need a dental crown? If so, you likely have several questions. You may be wondering how a crown compares to other dental procedures and […]
Natural-looking tooth replacement treatment
Why you should replace a missing tooth Replacing a missing tooth offers a range of health benefits: not only for your gums and remaining teeth, but also the health of your jaw and jawbone density. If you don’t replace a tooth within a six month period your jaw bone will start to shrink giving you […]