Archive for May, 2016

Why Dental Implants Come In 3 Pieces

Dr. Grey Kantor: Hi, I’m Dr. Grey Kantor. Dr. Ezra Kantor: I’m Dr. Ezra Kantor. And together we are… Kantor & Kantor Dentistry for Healthy Living in San Rafael, CA. DK: When somebody refers to an implant, that actually consists of three separate pieces. The implant itself is this bottom screw that replaces the root of […]

The truth about SPF: Common Rashes and Growths Around the Mouth

Common Rashes and Growths Around the Mouth at McInnis Park Club Restaurant, San Rafael on 5/18/16 Has anyone ever told you that any sunscreen above 30 SPF is useless and offers hardly any more protection?  Well, this statement is only partially true. While it is true that there is a minimal increase in sun protection […]

How Much Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are becoming more and more popular these days as a simple method to improve your smile. Not only can veneers improve the color of your teeth, but they can also fix problems associated with their alignment, reduce gaps, cover chips and wear, and even reshape the entire smile. Plus, porcelain looks and feels […]

California Dental Association Convention, “The Art and Science of Dentistry” at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Ca

This is always a fun event as I get to see all my colleagues and talk shop.  Throughout the convention there are many continuing education courses offered reinforcing subjects and increasing knowledge.  This year I focused on esthetics, including facial esthetics, anterior tooth esthetics, and porcelain fracture.  These were excellent refresher courses to ensure quality […]

Missing A Tooth? Why We Prefer Dental Implants

Hi, I’m Dr. Grey Kantor. And I’m Dr. Ezra Kantor. And together we are… Kantor & Kantor… Dentistry for Healthy Living. Of the possibilities of restoring a missing tooth, we favor the implant. The other possibilities, a removable bridge needs clips around the adjacent teeth and it needs to extend to the other side of […]

Hiossen Implant Summit at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, Ca

At our office we use one of the highest quality implant companies called Hiossen.  The companies goals are to make excellent implants with a low failure rate while keeping their doctors educated using implant coursework through AIC.  This was their Summit meeting, giving their constituent doctors expanded learning opportunities including reinforcement and innovations.  The material […]

Straumann Implant Seminar at Brick & Bottle in Corte Madera, Ca

White implants are here! For those of you that don’t like to have metal in your mouth, Straumann Implant Company has created an all ceramic implant that is FDA certified for market.  In rare cases, metal implants can show through the gums and produce a greyish hue to the gums.  Obviously this is something esthetic […]

How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

Many people have bad associations with bridges. The perception seems to be that they are a short-term solution that costs more than it’s worth. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Dental bridges can last years–even decades–with proper attention, and in the meantime, they keep your other teeth in the right places, so you […]