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5 out of 5 stars Gum Lift
I have been conscious about my gummy smile for over 20 years. I thought the only solution was to have the orthogenetic surgery. I have consulted 4 doctors however I was turned down by all of them. They all told me I didn’t have any biting or jaw problems and my gummy smile was not severe enough that I in fact looked attractive and the surgery was unnecessary. I have learned how...
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolDental: DDS, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
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Although dental implant costs seem to vary, the average patient should be able to get a dental implant for about $1200. However, custom abutments ,... READ MORE
You might want to consider selective teeth reshaping. An experienced Cosmetic Dentist can make minor tooth reductions which can have a dramatic effect... READ MORE
My prosthodontist said the only way to get my bite back is to have all my upper 8 teeth redone. Is there an alternative? (Photo)
There are many reasons the bite could be off. Without seeing you in person it is impossible to give you sound advice. Sometimes the bite feels off... READ MORE
You appear to be a candidate for invisalign orthodontic appliances. However, a complete exam is needed to give you more accurate advice. READ MORE
Before you decide not to have implants, have a 3 D cone beam scan of the area. You may find that you can avoid the bone graft by using long, smaller... READ MORE
Many dentists suggest using 4 dental implants ( All on 4 technique) to support an upper bridge. However, like a chair, if one of the implants (legs)... READ MORE
An experienced Implant Dentist should be able to take over your case. There is a definite reason why your implants failed. However, without examining... READ MORE
If your goal is to have the BEST inlay possible then that would be a gold inlay or porcelain fused to gold inlay. Porcelain inlays are a good second... READ MORE
If there is a sign of an abscess on the xray then you must have the root canal procedure. If not, then maybe you can avoid it. READ MORE
Can I straighten my teeth without braces? Spring retainer, Invisalign? how long will it take? (Photo)
An alternative to braces would be invisalign. It can take 6 -12 months for this procedure. You can also make your teeth look straight with porcelain... READ MORE
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