Q: One of my implants fractured off at the gum line, taking the attached porcelain crown with it. The doctor wants to cut the broken implant out of the jawbone, add a bone graft and place a ...
Ask the Dentist Column
April 8, 2015
Q: My wife needs a back molar removed, but will not need an implant to replace the tooth. (She does not have a tooth below it.) Why is the doctor insisting that she ...
April 1, 2015
Q: I would love to have a new smile with veneers, but a friend of mine seems to be running to her dentist all the time to re-glue one or two. Is this normal? A: If you are a regular reader of ...
March 26, 2015
Q: I need several dental implants, but I know a friend who had to have his removed, as they didn’t “take”. How can this be prevented? A: This is what I called: “Auntroseitis” (Pronounced: “Aunt-Rose-i-tis”) Definition: A fear of treatment ...
March 18, 2015
Q: I read that soon Medicare will not pay for my prescriptions that my dentist writes due to an Obamacare policy. Is this true? A: I’m not the political spouse in my family; I’m a man of science and tech. While my ...
March 11, 2015
Q: I was shocked to see a high school girl getting her tongue pierced on my daughter’s favorite show, Girls on HBO last Sunday. Can you please tell her the dangers of doing this? A: OMG. I happen to have caught ...
March 4, 2015
Q: I’m a big Emma Stone fan, but what’s with her teeth? A: I admit it. I can’t help myself. I see a movie and have to give my opinion not only on the plot, but also on the veneers and ...
February 25, 2015
Q: Hey Doc; my wife and I are dying to know what happened to Tiger Woods' tooth. Any thoughts? A: My dream job would be to critique celebrities’ teeth, much like the late Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa had ...
February 18, 2015
Q: I would like to know which celebrity you think has the most beautiful dental work? A: Easy. Hands down I am going with former host of the Today Show and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Meredith Vieira. (She also wins ...
February 11, 2015
Q: I would like to consider veneers to enhance my smile, but am worried they will be too white or fake looking. What do you suggest? A: Gotta bring up my family again on this one. When I did my Mom’s ...