Do They Put You Asleep for a Root Canal?

This question comes up quite often. Many of us hear "jokes" on TV, radio, or on the Internet, about getting a root canal procedure done. As a result, there are many misunderstandings about what is … [Read more...]

What is Involved in Getting a Denture or Partial Denture?

Many patients have no idea how long it would take to get a denture or partial denture. Some patients may have seen an advertisement or a billboard indicating that dentures can be made in one day. … [Read more...]

What is it Like to Get Dentures or a Partial Denture?

For many patients, the thought of getting a denture or a partial denture may be daunting. They may not be very sure about what it would feel like, how well it will fit, and how to care for … [Read more...]

So What is it Like to Get a Dental Implant?

It is not unusual for the situation to arise in which a patient is confronted with a dental implant being recommended. Perhaps they fractured a tooth all the way down the root, perhaps they cracked … [Read more...]

What Is It Like to Get a Dental Crown?

It is not uncommon for a patient to ask what it is like to get a crown. For many, it may be their first crown. For others, they may have had an experience which they did not want to repeat. I can … [Read more...]

White Fillings: How Have They Done?

During the time that I was in dental school in the mid-1980's, the white fillings materials were becoming a popular option for the back teeth. Naturally, silver fillings were more visible and were not … [Read more...]

Insurance Plan Dentists: Finding a Dentist

Many patients for different reasons find themselves in a situation of finding a dentist. Quite a few of these patients have a dental insurance plan which offers a list of "preferred providers." This … [Read more...]

Insurance Plan (PPO) Dentists: Can They Afford to Be Conservative in Their Care?

Insurance plan dentists sign contracts to accept maximum fees that they may charge to their patients. While this may sound great for patients, the downside is that the fees much more closely approach … [Read more...]

Custom Night Guards: Are They Worth the Money?

I have been recommending night guards to my valued patients with evidence of tooth wear for over 30 years. I truly believe in the benefit of these guards. To me, they are just as important as … [Read more...]

Finding a Dentist Who Saves You Money

Many want to find a dentist who saves them money. Many patients opt for a managed care insurance plan dentist or for a "coupon dentist." I can understand how that may save them money today, yet will … [Read more...]