It’s a regular job here to face an emergency situation with a patient who has a severely fractured front tooth that can’t be restored quickly and easily. The person understandably doesn’t want to leave the office without a replacement tooth, but there isn’t enough tooth left to cement or reattach the broken tooth. Preserve Dental […]
No Insurance Coverage? The change in the economy over the past several years have caused many patients to loose their dental benefits, or to have them substantially reduced. This has led to a spiral of “not coming in because I don’t have dental insurance”. This is the worst thing a person can do in terms […]
Do you ever think about the relationship you have with your dentist? I mean, do you ever think about the emergency services he or she can provide you, your family, your friends? Can you reach your dentist directly, or is there only a message machine or no message at all? Putting off care can result […]
As a practicing dentist for over 33 years, many patients have walked into my office with different concerns. The two main problems we see as dentists, are cavities (dental caries) and periodontal disease. Since the 1950’s, when most community tap water and toothpastes were first fluoridated, we have seen a huge drop in the number […]
Implants are small metal cylinders placed within the bone where you are missing a tooth. By replacing missing teeth, implants help you achieve aesthetics and function. For people who have lost teeth, they can be the best way to restore the looks and chewing ability. They can be placed almost painlessly and most patients don’t […]
Many patients actively seeking a new dentist may use one or more criteria to make their selection. Unfortunately, due to economic times, many are driven only to a provider dentist that is “on the plan.” This may lead to a selection that the patient may regret. The questions a patient should ask before choosing a […]
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