Question: Dr. Muslin, my family dentist convinced me that porcelain veneers were the best … Keep Reading... about Grey and Dull Porcelain Veneers
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
Nationally, average fees ring in at around $1,100 per tooth – or $8,800 for an eight-tooth restoration. However, depending on location and other factors, the range is $650-$2500 per tooth ($5,200-$20,000 for eight anterior teeth). Consultation may be complimentary or cost an additional $50-$200. Incidental add-ons may include dental lab fees, tooth impression waxes, or the additional cost of anesthesia if tooth reduction is part of the restoration plan. Some dentists offer discounts with each … [Read more...] about How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?
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
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
Science fiction author Aldous Huxley once wrote on what it means to be enthusiastic in old age: “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” What better way to show your enthusiasm than with a wide, beaming smile? A healthy, youthful smile can go a long way in reversing the way age shows on your face. The healthier your smile, bite and jaw alignment, the younger you can look. The good news is that the dental issues … [Read more...] about How Age-Reversing Dentistry Can Help You
Malocclusion — or, misalignment of the jaw — is a relatively common medical condition in the United States. Overbites and underbites affect millions of Americans, in some cases so severely as to cause other dental and medical issues. There are three types of malocclusion: Class 1 occlusion is where there is some slight overlap of the upper and lower teeth. While considered the least problematic, patients can still experience TMJ problems with a Class I bite. Class 2 malocclusion is where … [Read more...] about The Hidden Costs of Jaw Surgery
Your teeth. They have evolved for the purpose of making food digestible. And yet, teeth have become more than just parts of your mouth with a specific biological function. They are a primary indicator of attractiveness, a key part of one’s physical appearance. Why is that? Because your smile is one of the very first things others notice about you, with your teeth taking center stage. In a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 48 percent of respondents said a smile is what they … [Read more...] about The Hidden, Long-Term Costs Of Buck Teeth
It’s no secret that pregnancy has an enormous impact on a woman’s body. It’s important to know about and prepare for these changes. Moms who are unprepared to deal with changes to physical health after pregnancy are more likely to feel overwhelmed or stressed postpartum, Bonnie Schiedel at Today’s Parent reports. While the more common changes are obvious, many women are unaware that pregnancy can actually change their dental health. Below we’ll address the specifics of how your mouth changes … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Dental Health: Your Teeth Change When Carrying a Baby