Recently one of our doctors was asked why it is necessary to have a temporary crown made for an implant? This is a good question. The reason a temporary is necessary, especially with a front tooth, is the role the implant temporary plays in healing. When an implant temporary is placed it helps guide the gum tissue to grow around the implant in a natural way. It also provides a foundation to support the gum so it doesn’t collapse and loose its shape. Without a temporary a space can develop around the implant tooth leaving a gap between the teeth making the tooth look unnatural. Our goal is to provide the most natural restoration possible.
Ever notice how every dentist now is a Cosmetic Dentist. Any dentist can take a weekend course and consider themselves a cosmetic dentist. Actually they don’t even need to take a course. In today’s’ world just because a dentist has what appears to be a state of the art office doesn’t mean he is qualified in cosmetic dentistry. So how is a consumer hoping to transform their smile supposed to know who to choose? One way is to ask the right questions! Can the dentist show you before and after photos of other patients’ treated in the office? Has the dentist taken hands on instruction in cosmetic dentistry? Does the dentist teach these techniques to other dentists? Do other specialists in the field recommend the dentist? Can you personally speak to actual patients that have been treated? In our office, Drs. Lerner and Lemongello can answer yes to all these questions. Can the dentist you are considering treatment with do the same? If not perhaps you need to make an appointment in our office.
The annual Aesthetic Advantage Hands on Continuum in London, England was hosted this past weekend by Aesthetic Advantage Seminars and the Aesthetic Institute at New York University. It was well attended with doctors traveling from around the world to learn and expand their knowledge of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. The topics included discussion and lectures on Occlusion, Porcelain Veneers and Aesthetic restorations. Dr. Lerner lectured in London and was a Senior Clinical Instructor for the doctors in attendance where he guided those taking the Continuum in advanced aesthetic techniques in the preparation, provisionalization and cementation of aesthetic restorations creating lasting, beautiful smiles.
Dr. Lerner recently lectured in London, England for the World Aesthetic Congress. In attendance were more than 400 hundred dental professionals including many international speakers and prominent dentists from around the world. His lecture topics included case presentations on creating optimal esthetics and function with a variety of restorative materials and techniques. He shared his experience illustrating skill in utilizing special techniques to ensure a predictable, beautiful outcome with porcelain veneers while achieving a comfortable stable bite. Highlighted were the steps necessary in proper planning and communication to achieve optimal results. His lecture was well received by those in attendance.