In an effort to improve a smile, factors such as ease of treatment, cost, and durability come into play. Are simple solutions, like Easy Veneers or Lifelike Veneers, as good as custom porcelain veneers? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
If there are spaces between teeth, is the only solution orthodontics (braces)? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Porcelain veneers should look like teeth. REAL teeth. But sometimes they stain. How can this be fixed? Dr Lance Timmerman explains
Receding gums can be due to many reasons, so the first step is assessing the cause. Once that is addressed, fixing the result can be started, and usually a small and simple surgical procedure can be done. Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Can a person sleep during their treatment? Won't the sound keep you awake? Dr Lance Timmerman explains
Dentures require bone to stay put and not fall out when eating or speaking, but what happens when the tissues shrink? What if people can't even see upper teeth when you smile? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Early in orthodontic treatment, it is not unusual to have brackets break. Sometimes it is dietary, sometimes it is mechanical, but it is almost always temporary. Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Some patients are picky, some barely care. If a crown is made that the patient doesn't like the look, who pays to remake it? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Many patients are told their dental plan covers services 100%. This can create confusion, because not all dentists are in network. This means they are unrestricted in the services they provide, but fees may be slightly higher than a restricted network provider. Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Isn't the best time to place an implant the same visit as when a tooth is extracted? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
As people decide to invest in themselves or not, a question arises about durability or longevity. Will they break? Will they fall off? If they fall off, can't they just be put back on? Dr Lance Timmerman explains....
How many implants are needed to restore an entire arch of teeth? Is the All on Four process the best? Dr Lance Timmerman explains
Everyone wants value. If you can get the same thing for less cost, then it makes sense. Are $1999 dental implants the same thing as dental implants in other offices that charge more? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
The All-on-4 procedure is a great graftless option to restore function when complete tooth loss occurs. However, over time the taste and smell may require replacing the restoration that is attached to successful implant placement. The Deutsch Removable Bridge may be the solution, and Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Nothing lasts forever. Cavities can still happen under crowns or bridges, so what do you do? The dentist says to replace it, but can't it still be used? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Dr Lance Timmerman from Seattle explains how we can have a straight and beautiful smile "instantly" and why these terms use quotation marks when in print!
People often warn against dentures as a life altering compromise that leads to misery and agoraphobia. Even some dentists say similar things. While dentures should be avoided when given a choice, they CAN be fantastic alternatives to having NO teeth. Dr Lance Timmerman explains.