How Can I Prevent Broken Teeth?

We are asked this question quite a bit; how can I prevent broken teeth? These patients may explain that they brush two to three times daily, they may floss daily, and they maintain their regularly … [Read more...]

Do Root Canals Fail? Should I Have an Extraction Instead?

There has been more talk recently about root canals. In some circles there is the idea that root canals should never be done. Some research which has not been well-proven suggests that there is a link … [Read more...]

Root Canal or Dental Implant?

Patients may have a tooth with particular problems which create the decision to either try to save the tooth or to rather have it extracted and have a dental implant placed. The best decision is based … [Read more...]

Dental Bridge or Dental Implant: Which is Better?

Dental bridges have been used in dentistry to replace missing teeth for over 50 years. They have been very successful and can feel quite natural. Dental implants have been used in dentistry for over … [Read more...]

Improving the Fit of Dentures and Partial Dentures

Many patients wear dentures for years without obtaining any maintenance care.  It is understandable.  Dentures cannot get cavities. In addition dentures cannot get periodontal disease. However, … [Read more...]

Dental Implants: A Great Way to Replace Missing Teeth

I have been learning about dentistry since 1982 when I entered dental school.  At that time dental implants were considered to be a very successful procedure.  It was not uncommon to have success … [Read more...]