July 4, 2017
Crowned teeth

Can I Replace My Teeth with Dentures?

Can I Replace My Teeth with Dentures? As long as you are in good general health, you can have your teeth removed and dentures made. The real issue is whether this is the right decision for you. This critical decision must be made when you are pain free and not focused on other distractions. During stressful periods, people sometimes make hasty or wrong decisions. My first suggestion is that you seek counsel from an honest, passionate, and educated general dentist who can advise you of the pros and cons of dentures versus saving your natural teeth. You need to have […]
July 4, 2017

Options to Save Teeth from Periodontal Disease?

Options to Save Teeth from Periodontal Disease? My husband, age 50, was recently diagnosed with periodontal disease and has just gotten a recommendation that all of his upper teeth and most of the lowers be replaced by dentures, as it looks like they cannot be saved. We’re seeing a periodontist in a couple of weeks. What alternatives might be available to us? — Beth, Washington There are so many options available today that it would be difficult to explain them all. That said, I’ll give you a brief overview that can help you get the discussion going with the periodontist. […]
July 4, 2017

My Dental Vacation in Mexico: A Mercedes Mouth on a Hyundai Budget

My Dental Vacation in Mexico: A Mercedes Mouth on a Hyundai Budget It’s hard to come up with a bigger oxymoron than “dental vacation.” I know. I just came back from one. It started over a year ago when my decade-old dental bridge failed. My dentist informed me that a pair of implants (basically elaborate anchors for false teeth) would be my best and final solution, but they wouldn’t come cheap, even with insurance. For reasons to complicated to go into, I ended up keeping one ailing tooth while I went through the long process of having an implant installed next to it. (In […]
June 19, 2017

 Considering Veneers for a Hollywood Smile

Considering Veneers for a Hollywood Smile Veneers can give you a beautiful, star-worthy smile, but at a cost. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny. If you’re looking for a dazzling smile, veneers could be the answer. Veneers are tooth-colored shells made to cover your natural teeth and produce a bright, beautiful smile. Veneers can correct a multitude of cosmetic defects, from discolored teeth to slightly crooked teeth to gaps in your smile. And advances in cosmetic dentistry have made veneers look even better today. “The translucent quality of today’s veneers gives a more natural look than what’s been available […]