Posts Tagged ‘ cosmetic dentistry ’

Can I Have My Metal Crowns Replaced with Porcelain Veneers?

I’m starting to notice the metal at the top of my crowns. It wouldn’t be so bothersome, but they’re front teeth, and it doesn’t look nice. So far, I’m the only one that seems to notice, but I’d like to have them replaced with porcelain veneers, no metal at all. That way, I won’t have […]


Why can’t I get porcelain veneers? I’m confused!

I have been making plans to get porcelain veneers for months. My regular dentist said it would be fine even though he found a couple really small cavities. Basically he said the cavities would be removed when the teeth were prepared for porcelain veneers. If they needed it, he said he could fill them too, […]


Could My Porcelain Veneers be Causing a Strange Taste?

This is probably going to sound strange, but a few weeks after I got my porcelain veneers done, I started noticing a weird taste in my mouth. I don’t know how to describe it other than to say it’s rotten. At first, I thought maybe I wasn’t doing a good job of flossing. My dentist […]



What comes first – porcelain veneers, Invisalign or whitening?

My teeth are discolored and I have a crooked one in front. I am trying to figure out what I need to do first? Is tooth whitening supposed to go before porcelain veneers? Then, when would I use Invisalign for the crooked tooth? – Cora in California Cora, I can’t resist… Your question has a […]


Changing my mind about my stub teeth. I want porcelain veneers now.

I was planning on getting crowns on my two front teeth so they were prepared last week. But now I want porcelain veneers instead. Is it possible to get veneers on these stubs I have now? – Sherry in Missouri Sherry, Unfortunately since your teeth have already been prepared dental crowns, that is the only […]



Botched porcelain veneers gave me uneven gums

I recently had porcelain veneers done. My dentist has been raving about how beautiful they will be and what a difference they will make in how I feel about myself. I got to see them in the mirror before he permanently cemented them on and I thought they were going to be wonderful. But after […]


Dr. Flax is Sponsoring the AACD APEX Student Scholarship!

That’s right everyone. Dr. Flax along with two other AACD accredited dentists are sponsoring the AACD APEX Student Scholarship for 2015! The lucky students who win this scholarship will attend the renowned American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session held in San Francisco this year to learn from the cosmetic dental world’s finest educators. Scholarship Finalists Will […]


Can’t quit coffee! Will it stain Invisalign?

I have almost convinced my husband to get Invisalign but he keeps telling me that coffee will stain the trays. Please tell me otherwise. I don’t want anyone to know I’m straitening my teeth. I know (and so does my hubby) that I will not stop drinking coffee. Will it make the trays yellow? – […]