Success with implants is  predictable. I know you may be looking at the x-ray and thinking  ‘What is that?’.   You may not be familiar with implants.  So let me take a few moments to explain. About thirty five years ago a researcher in Sweden, Dr. Ingmar Branemark, discovered that when he used a titanium cylinder in his research subjects (dogs) .. read more →

Saving teeth: Not everything is as it seems. What you are looking at is some one who has seen a lot of life and several excellent dentists.  He came to the office with pain on the upper left first molar (you are looking at a mirror image of the teeth).  Part of our job is saving.. read more →

The diagnosis: Dental x-rays are important in the diagnosis of impacted canines.  The panoramic x-ray, shown here, is the most  powerful tool to screen patient for impacted teeth.   Everyone involved in dentistry over the past generation implemented improvements to reduce radiation and improve x-ray images. Impacted canine: Here we have a digital panoramic x-ray taken of a.. read more →

How do I keep this tooth. Ah saving teeth.  This is what every dentist wants to hear.  Suppose you have a cavity in a tooth.  You know one of those brown holes in your teeth.  One day the tooth sends you a message.  Teeth only send one kind of message PAIN.  Or perhaps you have.. read more →

What to do when you have a toothache. You can avoid Cactus Row but some times a toothache can come on so suddenly there is no avoiding it.  The first thing one should do is get out of denial and call either our office or the office of your choice.  We see patients in pain.. read more →

Let me just jot down a few ideas so you can have a better smile. 1-Don’t smoke.  This is a biggy.  Smoking not only stains teeth but causes untold periodontal problems. 2-Get regular cleaning and check ups.  Clean teeth are attractive, complete your smile and add radiance to your appearance.  Catch problems early before they.. read more →

What to do first? Where does one start? Are you in pain? Are you embarressed by your smile? Do you need more teeth to chew with? Every one comes to the office with something in mind that they want to improve on or get relief from. Every one start by picking up a phone and calling the.. read more →

  Getting the job done right. Every one wants to have the job done right no matter what  the project is.  I have heard about programs where some one has their house made over in 24 hours. Neat trick if you can do it. I also heard feed back that the 24 hour make over needed.. read more →

This request, ‘I need a implant or a crown or a veneer’ is often the first question a person asks when first contacting out office. Unfortunately we can’t see the person over the phone line.   We try to avoid diagnoising over the phone.  There is no way to know if the  patient’s request is.. read more →

Decisions about our dental health some times come early in life for some perople. Sometimes it a simple one like don’t eat a 5 inch lolly pop. That’s an easy one. Some decisions are harder to make. Who to go to for my dental checkups? The list goes on and on as one has to decide what.. read more →