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Auburn, Washington 98002 US
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    Undergraduate: University of Washington
    Dental: DDS, University of Washington

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Is changing the size of a front tooth acceptable?

A picture would have been nice to see. Your dentist might be able to trim the crown if there is enough material to do so. It will probably not look as... READ MORE

One of my crowns is higher than the others. Can it be filed down? (Photo)

Your crown can be filed down as long as you have enough material to do so. There is a minimum amount of thickness that is required for any crown. As... READ MORE

Issues with 6 unit front teeth bridge. Any suggestions? (photos)

Usually for temporary crowns/bridges, we take them out of occlusion to minimize the risk of fracture. If the bridge is hitting your lower jaw during... READ MORE

Is it possible I will get gaps in my teeth after braces even though I never had gaps before the braces?

A misconception is that once you take off you braces, you are done with your orthodontic treatment. It is not true. You will need to wear your... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign? (Photos)

I am not saying that invisalign will not work for you. It might work but it is not going to be a simple invisalign tx. As for extraction vs IPR, it... READ MORE

I had a tooth with a crown break off at the gum line. Can they extract this tooth without disturbing the 2 surrounding crowns?

It will just take more time to do the extraction. There are tools that will allow the dentist to do an atraumatic extraction. READ MORE

Dental Crown (PFM) chip, does it need to replaced? (Photos)

If the fracture is purely esthetic (ie. porcelain) and does not affect the margins or the integrity of the crown, you do not need to replace it. If... READ MORE

My temporary crown is causing extreme pain with any pressure (no root canal on tooth).

Placing a permanent crown on a painful tooth is not recommended. From what you described, you will probably need a root canal. Talk to your dentist... READ MORE

Half of my front tooth was chipped. I would like to know what my options are? (Photo)

You have the options of doing filling (composite) or a veneer/crown. The filling will be cheaper but will not last as long or be as aesthetic.... READ MORE

Am I going to lose my teeth, even if do my best to turn around my oral health? (Photos)

No, you will not lose your teeth if you improve your oral hygiene. 1) good job in quitting, 2) talk to your physician about prescribing medications... READ MORE

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