06-22-2013

A full mouth reconstruction with implants and crowns

This colorful 59 year old gentlemen had avoided the dentist for many years and was looking forward to eating well again.  He didn’t want partial dentures, so we performed a full mouth reconstruction replacing his missing teeth with dental implants and we placed porcelain on all of his natural teeth…

05-15-2012

Quality Dental Services and Quality Ink Jet Cartridges

Hewlett Packard had an ad in the paper that caught my eye today.  Back when I was entering college in 1975, HP had a reputation for making the finest quality products available.  Their calculators were state of the art.  They used “reverse Polish notation,” which was the precursor for they way we all…

08-02-2011

Dental House Calls – Senior Dental Patients in the Bay Area

One of the best-kept secrets in my practice is that for decades we have been providing dental house calls.  Most house calls are to visit seniors who have health, mobility, or transportation issues. What kind of dental treatment can we provide during a house call? Dental Exams Diagnostic Photographs X-rays…

06-23-2011

Dental Implant Solutions for Patients with Missing Teeth in the Bay Area

Nobody wants to lose even one tooth, let alone a number of teeth.  Traditional options for replacing missing teeth have been dentures, partial dentures, bridges, or sometimes people just choose to live with the empty space.  These historical options are still available but today dental implants present a far more…

01-27-2010

Are Dental Implants Easy for the Patient

Yesterday, we delivered a dental implant case in which we replaced 3 missing back teeth for a great patient I’ve been treating for nearly 25 years. After he left, I was struck by how far dentistry has come in the 25 years I have been practicing. In 1985, dentists who…

12-21-2009

Implants Then and Now using Guided Implant Surgery in San Francisco, Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley, Emeryville, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Kensignton, Montclair, San Jose

When a patient loses a tooth, there are 4 options: 1. Do nothing and simply live without the tooth. 2. Replace the tooth with a removable partial denture 3. Replace the tooth with a fixed bridge (as long as there are strong teeth on either side of the empty space)…