Harlingen Dentist
1122 E. Tyler Ave.
Harlingen, Texas 78550 US
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Is it possible to get an all-in-one dental implant, rather than to go through stages?

You are asking if you can load a single back tooth the same day as the implant was placed. The bone in the back area of the lower jaw is soft. It is... READ MORE

Why is there a black line showing on the 6-months old zirconia crown? (Photo)

There can be three things that can cause a dark line at a crown margin. First, since the tooth had a root canal, the entire remaining part of the... READ MORE

My dentist wants me to get a "gum trim" before new veneers, would this compromise the roots that I have left on my front teeth?

The procedure you are asking about is called, Crown Lengthening. There are two types: Esthetic CL is where the dentist removes only a small amount of... READ MORE

What happens if there is not material in the lower denture for the metal housings?

Your denture has to have a minimal thickness to accommodate the height of the abutment (that is attached to the implant) and the housing. If there is... READ MORE

When matching the upper front bridge to my natural teeth, should it match the lower front teeth in yellow undertones?

When restoring teeth the color of the porcelain is very important for the esthetics of your smile. If the teeth you are matching are discolored, you... READ MORE

With All-on-4 dental implants, what's the best and most natural-looking material for the teeth: ceramic, porcelain, or zirconia?

Joel, We make All on 4 bridges out of two different materials, and both can be very natural looking: 1) Acrylic fused to a titanium frame: Very nice... READ MORE

Pain on new perm crowned tooth, what do I do?

ZommBrii, It sounds like the new crown may be high, or touching the opposing tooth too soon. Sometimes, just cleaning out an old filling, and doing a... READ MORE

Had my four impacted canine teeth removed. Am I able to get braces? What can be done? Can other teeth near be reshaped? (Photo)

Luke, Sometimes the bicuspid behind the missing cuspid can be reshaped and moved into the proper position with orthodontics (braces). Also, porcelain... READ MORE

Having pain after root canal - permanent crown/capping?

Kiranaleem, Most molars that have had root canals need a crown to protect the tooth from cracking. You could have a temporary crown placed on the... READ MORE

How is better to make porcelain crowns one by one, or tie multiple crowns together?

Jasti, The only reason you would want to splint crowns together is if the teeth were mobile or slightly loose. This treatment is considered as a last... READ MORE

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