Q: I have extensive upper crown and veneer work. Recently I lost my two front teeth and had them replaced with two dental implants and two crowns. I noticed I now have a black triangle-shaped hole at the ...
Ask the Dentist Column
May 18, 2016
Q: Has dental technology come up with a way to get numb without shots? A: Forget the iPhone, the Tesla, breast implants and, my favorite, the Black and White Cookie: Get ready for Kovanaze, aka a mouth-numbing nasal spray. Mouth-Numbing Nasal Spray I ...
May 11, 2016
Q: I recently had a problem finding cracks X-rays missed. I had a tooth removed due to a fracture that apparently went un-detected during my frequent exams and X-ray visits. Is there anyway to prevent this from ...
Q: I attended one of your free seminars about a year ago and was wondering if your next one will have new material? A: Wow. Is my act getting stale? Impossible! Just ask the ...
April 27, 2016
Q: I am eighty years old and have lots of dental work. My hygienist explained what all the hardware was in my mouth on the X-rays, including several implants done by various doctors over the years. Why is it that some of the crowns connect to their corresponding ...
April 20, 2016
Q: I need implants to replace two front teeth that I was born missing. How can you make the implant crowns look just like the neighboring natural teeth? A: You could have not asked for a more challenging dental task ...
April 13, 2016
Q: I was always told since I was a kid that I am allergic to penicillin and Latex. I will need both for my implant and crown work. ...
April 6, 2016
Q: I had an awful experience at the dentist. He just could not get me numb enough to do the work. I thought dentistry has advanced to the point that this kind of thing can’t happen ...
March 30, 2016
Q: I am only missing my last lower back tooth, but my dentist insists that I replace it with an implant and crown even though I ...
March 23, 2016
Q: I recently attended one of your seminars and found the use of digital impressions fascinating versus the goopy molds but, I can’t seem to find a dentist on the West Coast of Florida who uses this ...