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, ...
Ask the Dentist Column
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 ...
May 20, 2015
Q: I already have replaced some missing teeth with dental implants back in 2004. I need four more implants to avoid having dentures. The last treatment took almost a whole year to complete from start ...
May 13, 2015
Q: I am having veneers to improve both the shape and the color of my fifty year old smile. The problem is my lower natural teeth are worn down to almost ...
Q: I am fifty and would love to do porcelain veneers for a straighter whiter smile. I am worried with my history that my gums will recede more after this elective treatment. Any thoughts? A: ...
April 30, 2015
Q: I used to never have issues from major dental work. Recently I had a tooth pulled (first one in over a decade) ...