Face Lift Dentistry® vs. Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry is, by definition, any form of … Keep Reading... about Why is Face Lift Dentistry the Ultimate Cosmetic Dentistry?
Face Lift Dentistry® vs. Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry is, by definition, any form of dentistry that improves the appearance of your smile. We call this one-dimensional dentistry as it primarily focuses on aesthetics. You may get smile-value, but not much more. Face Lift Dentistry® is a collection of dental treatments that go beyond Cosmetic Dentistry and focuses on functionality, aesthetics, and health. We call this three-dimensional dentistry and it is the ultimate dental … [Read more...] about Why is Face Lift Dentistry the Ultimate Cosmetic Dentistry?
Can you guess which part of your body gives some of the most detailed information about who you are and how you have lived? Bet you didn’t guess it’s your teeth. That’s right. Human teeth reveal a remarkable amount of information about us, as a species and as individuals. Though modern humans don’t normally associate teeth with much more than chewing food and flashing smiles, our teeth give significant clues to where we are as a species and how we have evolved. How Can Teeth Tell Us … [Read more...] about What Teeth Can Tell Us About the History of Human Evolution
Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers and VENLAY® Bite Restorations are entirely different restorations with altogether different purposes. Porcelain Veneers can improve the smile and get the teeth whiter, widen the smile a little and make the teeth slightly longer. The bite, facial proportion, and facial profile remain the same, with no pain relief, and there is no significant health benefit. Veneers have minimal cosmetic benefits when compared to VENLAY® Bite … [Read more...] about VENLAY® Overbite Restorations are Not Porcelain Veneers
The truth is, your face has been changing your whole life. After enough facial collapse occurs, you finally begin to notice it. The changes become even more apparent when you look at your mouth and realize that you can not see your teeth when you talk. You are having sleeping problems or TMJ type of issues. Anti-Aging Dentistry The secret to maintaining the youngest face in your age group is to have the ideal jaw position, similar to what you had as a much younger person. Interesting … [Read more...] about Why Is My Face Changing as I Grow Older?
Question: Dr. Muslin, my family dentist convinced me that porcelain veneers were the best solution to cover my dark teeth. At first, it looked OK but now my porcelain veneers look grey and dull. Do I need to have them whitened or bleached? How can this be fixed? Answer: Porcelain Veneers can be made with different thickness. The thickness of the porcelain veneer is the critical component in hiding the color of your teeth. The ability of the porcelain veneer to hide dark tooth color is … [Read more...] about Grey and Dull Porcelain Veneers
Question: Dr. Sam, I am considering crowns and porcelain veneers. However, my friend had some done and now has black rims at the bottom of her teeth. This looks awful. Is this normal? - From Linda, Santa Monica Answer: It is very unfortunate when there are black rims around porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers. This should NOT happen! The black stain around the rim of the crown or porcelain veneers is contamination. The bonding technique was a failure as there was … [Read more...] about Black Rims Around Porcelain Crowns and Porcelain Veneers
How does dentistry have such a dramatic effect on the face? The secret to improving the shape of the patient's face is to optimize the teeth, bite and jaw location to the structural anatomy of the patient. Most patients do not have the ideal jaw position for their structural anatomy, so they silently suffer physically and aesthetically. Facial Profile Optimization with the non-surgical Face Lift Dentistry® Method The problem is that there was not a way to balance … [Read more...] about How Does Face Lift Dentistry® Work?
Millions of people are living with common bite problems such as underbite and overbite. The first step to addressing a bite in need of correction is properly identifying it. The problem is, many don't know how to identify these problems and will continue to live their lives with "buck teeth", a "big chin", or "short teeth" without knowing it's a lot easier to correct than they might think. Through descriptions and detailed illustrations, this infographic will help identify some of the most … [Read more...] about Common Bite Problem Identification Chart
People from all walks of life suffer from varying medical maladies. Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Arthritis are three common disorders that, if not controlled, can greatly affect aspects of daily life. You might not realize that medical ailments can occur in your mouth as well. Muscle and TMJ disorder is one oral condition that can cause folks a great amount of daily discomfort. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) The mouth opens and closes because of the joints and muscles known as the … [Read more...] about What You Should Know About TMJ Disorder and Jaw Pain
Millions of Americans are missing out on much-needed sleep. In fact, between 50 and 70 million people nationwide have some form of sleep disorder, according to study led by Phyllis C. Zee, M.D, Ph.D. Of them, 22 million suffer from sleep apnea, one of the most common forms of sleep disorder, reports the American Sleep Apnea Association. Unsurprisingly, given the huge number of people having trouble sleeping, everyone is at risk of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, Tom Harburg., M.D. writes. … [Read more...] about Beyond Exhausted? Fix Your Misaligned Jaw