Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: Biostatistics, Loma Linda University School of Public Health, 1981
Dental: DDS, Loma Linda University Dental School, 1994
Graduate: MS, Computer Science, Cal Poly Pomona, 1985
Treatments offered at Seasons of Smiles Dental
Most popular answers from Norman Medina, DDS, MS, MSPH
Removing the dental bridge is easy. Unfortunately, the bridge will be destroyed when it is removed. Talk to your dentist to see if removing the bridge... READ MORE
The new and improved aesthetic crowns are very translucent. You can see right through them, but that's what gives them their natural beauty. When... READ MORE
Great question. May I ask who told you that your aligners should be changed every three weeks? Until recently the standard recommendations has been to... READ MORE
You have a beautiful smile. If orthodontics is completely out of the question, I would recommend lab-fabricated veneers for teeth #'s 8 and 9. There... READ MORE
There are some dental procedures that can be uncomfortable. Usually, bridges are relatively pain-free. I would ask your dentist if a non-steroidal... READ MORE
From the photo, you have provided it appears that tooth #8 (right cental incisor) in not fully engaged in the aligner. If that is so, I would... READ MORE
The invisalign aligners are designed to be taken out while eating. Best of luck with your new smile. READ MORE
Can a porcelain crown be repaired when the top white composite sealant comes out and the silver filling is exposed?
As far as I know, the porcelain cannot be repaired on the chewing surface of a molar crown. Porcelain fused to metal crowns were very popular for a... READ MORE
Crowns are necessary on molars after they have had root canals. Teeth can become fragile after root canals, and they can break. I've seen teeth break... READ MORE
Yes, I think Invisalign will work. Are you open to the idea of removing some teeth to alleviate the crowding? I would set up an appointment with an... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Medina
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