Experience

Experience Helps

Everyone knows the more you do something, the better you get-hopefully. Along with this come advances in technology. The combination of these makes for better outcomes.

Dental Implants

When Space is Tight.

The old joke about dental implants is, you need bone and money. Bone can be created. Money is usually earned.

Dentistry

The Problem with Dentistry-Dentistry

A light bulb went off in my head several years ago. Every other patient I see my age, has spent their whole life in a dental chair with a continuum of treatments.

Dentistry

Dry Socket, a Thing of the Past?

Dry socket is a term that is often misapplied to pain after a tooth extraction. This is a rare condition; an extraction site completely devoid of clot-scab equivalent on dry skin.

Oral Surgery

A New and Better World of Oral Surgery

Until we knew better, no one realized how brutal a tooth extraction was. Unless a tooth came out directly or you had massive pain to begin with, the treatment was worse than the problem.

Dentistry

I have TMJ!

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is a widely used term that is applied to disorders associated with this system. We have not figured out how to correct all the problems, so we just changed the name to TMD (temporomandibular disorders).

Dental Implants

Dental Implants and Periodontal Disease

Dental implants are not a cure all. They are titanium (non-magnetic, don’t set off metal detectors and MRI scans are OK) and don’t decay, never need root canals, and are hard to break, unlike teeth.

Dental Implants

Teeth-in-a-day

You may see advertisements on TV now about how someone walks in with a bunch of bad teeth and comes out with new, fixed teeth on implants. This is indeed possible. But, it is not as easy as it looks.

Experience

Trust

Do you trust your doctor? I hope so. In today’s world of mass production and socialized medicine, sometimes I feel like a number when I go to a medical appointment.

Before & After

Teeth In a Day

This is a case where heroic work on the teeth is fruitless.

Before & After

RH Implant Bridge

This is implant bridgework replacing the failed natural teeth.

Before & After

Denture Bridge Replacement

We wanted to scrap all his teeth and do “teeth in a day” type immediate denture bridge fixation. The patient requested saving as many teeth as possible.

Before & After

New Porcelain and Implants to Fill in the Blank Spots.

New porcelain and implants to fill in the blank spots. Emax porcelain is a super strong, natural looking, and can be fit precisely to the tooth.

Dentistry

Tetranite-A Miracle on the Horizon?

LaunchPad Medical in, conjunction with Stryker, has just gotten approval for use of its resorbable bone glue-Tetranite.

Before & After

Coronectomy

This is 71 year old male that required extraction of lower left second molar.

Before & After

Dental Implants

It would be nice to have fixed teeth on the bottom back instead of the partial that you don’t wear.

Dentistry

3D Studies

Examples of 3D Studies