Q: I take Boniva for my osteoporosis. My medical doctor told me to be very careful having tooth extractions and dental implant surgery. I have been reading your column for over ten years and have ...
Ask the Dentist Column
July 22, 2015
Q: I am a daughter of a physician and grew up hearing stories of difficult patients from my Dad. I am about to embark on some major dental work including veneers, crowns ...
Q: I have to have the last back lower tooth removed and wonder if it is really necessary to have it replaced. A: The great comedian George Carlin had this great bit on how he saves anything that ...
July 9, 2015
Q: A friend of mine in Canada had a type of veneer done that was not porcelain, but still looked great. I know it was about half the cost of normal veneers. Have you heard of this? A: You definitely ...
July 1, 2015
Q: I had veneers done 10 years ago and I notice they are turning gray. One is so bad; I must change it now, but what if the others continue to darken? Is this normal? A: Look, ...
June 24, 2015
I have a philosophical question: Are you the same person you were when you were 16? Some will say: “Are you kidding me!? You should have seen me at that frat party back in ’82!” Me personally? I’m still stuck ...
June 17, 2015
Q: I know implants can be expensive. Are there ways to lower the costs without cutting corners? A: As a devout car-guy, my letters to the editors have appeared in several major auto magazines. (Usually sandwiched between the chewing ...
June 10, 2015
Q: I heard that mini-implants are cheaper and easier to have placed than regular implants. Is this true? What is the downside? A: I hate marketing buzzwords. “Organic, Gluten Free, Nano-technology, Nano-particles, “i-This” and i-That”, Men “2.0”, mini, slim, “S”, “X” ...
June 3, 2015
Q: When will your next free seminar take place? A: This could be the most popular question I get to the Ask the Dentist column now in its eleventh year. (That and: “Who does your eyebrow waxing? Edward Scissorhands?”) Back by ...
May 27, 2015
Q: I would like to have a new smile with porcelain veneers, but am afraid that I will be surprised at the final visit when they are permanently cemented and not like them. Your advice would be much appreciated. A: I had ...