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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS, McGill University, 1977
Dental: DMD, UCONN School of Dentistry, 1984
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Most popular answers from Bernice Szafarek, DMD
The specialist probably wants to make sure the gum tissues are healthy before proceeding. Even if there is some growth of the gum,use of a soft tissue... READ MORE
Is there an alternative to a dental implant when the lost tooth is surrounded by crowns? I cannot afford an implant!
Yes there are alternatives to an implant. They would include a fixed bridge or a removable bridge. We often prefer implants because they do not depend... READ MORE
I work with a lab that will do a test unit, i.e., they make a single tooth that you can try in on your natural tooth to check the color before... READ MORE
I Have Two Bridges, and Was Wondering How Well They Would Stay in if I Was Competing in Mixed Martial Arts?
The best bet is to wear a mouthguard. If your bridges are "fixed", i.e., they have been cemented in the mouthguard should provide adequate protection.... READ MORE
This is a battle of communication. The key is an excellent lab that is open to input from the patient and dentist. Models and photos of the... READ MORE
Unfortunately there is no easy way to change the color without remaking the crowns. I often have my lab make a trial unit for color match since there... READ MORE
Sounds like you need to see a dental professional. Often gum infection does not involve pain. There are tests that can be done to check if you have... READ MORE
There are a lot of possiblilities. Given the amount of information in the photo it is hard to tell. But the possibilities range from something simple... READ MORE
You definitely need to pursue more solutions, a bite guard and antiinflammatory medications may be indicated. Do make sure your joint is evaluated to... READ MORE
The best plan is to go to a dentist who is capable of creating a "trial smile" . this is done by taking impression and waxing up the models to have a... READ MORE
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