Orantral fistula repair

oral antral fistula

Orantral fistula repair techniques Orantral fistula repairs can be challenging and the best thing to do is avoid them from occurring in the first place. What is an orantral fistula? An oroantral fistula is a connection or opening between the oral cavity and the maxillary sinus. Causes of orantral fistulas. While these can be developmental, […]

Closing black triangles teeth after braces

Closing black triangles teeth after braces

Closing black triangles between your teeth after braces Closing black triangles between your teeth after braces is easy with Bioclear! After receiving orthodontic treatment you may notice spaces in between your teeth that resemble a black triangle. Referred to as gingival embrasures, these spaces can result in cosmetic and dental hygiene issues. There are many […]

Conus overdenture changed to fixed prosthesis

conus removable overdenture changed to fixed dental implant prosthesis

Changing a removable conus overdenture to a fixed implant supported prosthesis Changing a removable Conus overdenture to fixed teeth is something we can do. Most people prefer teeth that are fixed solid into place over teeth that they can remove. Even if the teeth are secure in place as with an Atlantis conus implant overdenture, […]

In office milling cerec

cerec flat top onlay preps

The ugly side of in office milling of dental crowns, which are mostly cerec. In office milling of dental crowns is gaining in popularity. Unfortunately many dentists that are doing these in office crowns either do not have the best technology or they are just plain old not very good at it. In office dental […]

Dental milling

before and after dental crowns

All things dental milling Ever wonder why those crowns that are from an in office mill lack anatomy and often do not fit as well? Me too. This is a work in progress and is just my notes for now. Dental milling limitations Whenever milling a dental crown or framework you have limitations due to […]

ADA dental codes 2021

ada dental codes 2021

ADA dental code changes for 2021 Information about new ADA code changes for 2021. 2020 codes are in another post. What are some of the major changes this year? There are some COVID changes. A lot of new codes about taking x-rays but not reading them. Nomenclature changes like changing chairside to direct and lab […]

Tetracycline teeth staining

tetracycline teeth treatment

Tetracycline teeth staining treatment options Tetracycline teeth staining occurs from taking tetracycline medication when the teeth are forming, before they erupt into the mouth. This occurs during childhood but some staining will occur in teenagers as a black band on wisdom teeth roots. What are your treatment options for tetracycline staining on permanent teeth? You […]

Tooth gem

tooth gem cost

Thinking about getting a tooth gem? Tooth gems can be a fun non-permanent way to personalize your smile! How do we place tooth gems? We use the same bonding steps that a dentists uses when placing a white filling or braces. There is a weak acid that etches the tooth. Then a bonding agent helps […]

Black tongue

black tongue

What are the causes for a black tongue? A black tongue can result from a number of different causes. No matter the cause better hygiene can improve the condition, that means using a tongue scraper daily. The main cause of a black tongue is a susceptible person who is not cleaning their tongue. Susceptible individuals […]

Mistakes wearing surgical masks

Mistakes wearing surgical masks

Top mistakes wearing surgical masks during a pandemic or flu season. Mistakes wearing surgical masks are rampant and we see them everywhere. Let’s fix a few easy ones. Is wearing a mask during a pandemic helpful? The research is not great but seems to point to the answer being yes according to BMJ 2020 Greenhalgh. […]