Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: University of Washington
Dental: DDS, University of Washington
Treatments offered at Pacific NW Dentistry
Most popular answers from Jean-Paul Banh, DDS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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