Dentist Said My Face Will Collapse with Dentures

I am trying not to cry. I need to get dentures. I’m losing my teeth. There’s nothing I can do about that. My dentist made me feel absolutely horrid. He practically yelled at me saying if I got dentures my face would collapse. He wants me to get dental implants. But, at $2,500 a pop. […]

Diabetes and Dental Implants

I’m losing a couple of teeth due to an accident and am hoping to get dental implants. The big problem with that is I have diabetes. Will that knock me out of contention for dental implants? If so, what are my options? Timothy Dear Timothy, Having diabetes doesn’t necessarily mean you will not be able […]

Can a Toothache Cause Chest Pain?

My mom started complaining of a toothache and chest pain earlier today. She’s a tough woman who doesn’t like to see the doctor or dentist and is presently refusing to get treatment of any kind. For what it’s worth, she’s 83 and in otherwise good health. At her age, toothaches are a somewhat common occurrence. […]

Considering Lumineers? Protect Your Smile Investment

I’m getting a smile makeover and am considering Lumineers. Is there anything I need to know before making this investment? Chris Dear Chris, The first thing to do is choose the dentist, not the brand. While Lumineers are highly advertised, there are other brands of ultra-thin porcelain veneers which may be a better fit for […]