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hello doctor i am 35 .at the age of 30 i have an accident and my 3 front teeths are damaged. before the accident my front teeths are slightly protruded and i am very shy on that.my dentist done root canal and a metal fused porcelain 3unit bridge is done.he said that there is a chance for protrusion in the future and this type of bridge can withstand that.after five years i dont feel any problem .but now a days i feel anxious that did this brige protrude ?did i look goofy in the future.i did dental check ups every year and dont find any problems.please give me your kind answer.

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Dear renjith

You answered your own question when you said, "...after five years i don't feel any problem...."

Everything on your X-ray looks fine.  Even excellent.  So If you don't feel or see any problem, then there is no problem.  If you look in the mirror, and you like the look of these teeth, then there is no problem.  If you walk into a room filled with people, ad no one says to you, "LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THOSE TEETH!" then there is no problem.

Anything is possible in the future.  But until it happens, focus on the present and enjoy your life.  If you do this, then your teeth will let you know when they need attention.  And that could be maybe never.  Just be sure to check in with your dentist at least once a year for checkups and cleanings.  

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I am a Family, Implant and Cosmetic dentist. I will answer questions on any aspect of dentistry and matters relating to the smile, gums, jaws and lower face. Member American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Broward County Dental Association, and Atlantic Coast District Dental Association. I have served as District Council Member of Alpha Omega, as well as serving for one term as its President. I am also a member of The Vedder Honors Society, Broward Dental Research Clinic, and Mount Sinai Hospital Guild. I have served as a Volunteer for Project Dental Health and The Tri-County Dental Health Council.

Experience

Having attained over 30 years of clinical experience in private practice in Michigan, in 2001 I was re-certified by taking and passing the Florida State Dental Board Examination. After moving to Florida, I spent nearly 10 years re-honing my skills while working as an Associate Dentist for several large dental groups. In September, 2004, I was appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor at Nova University's College of Dental Medicine. I am certified in placement of Mini Dental Implants, and I am Director of The Florida Implant Center (floridaimplantcenter.com). On March 1, 2010, at the age of 62, I began all over again by buying a dental practice near my home in the Fort Lauderdale area. As sole owner and Chief Dental Officer of the new Nob Hill Dental Center (nobhilldentalcenter.com), I can now carefully provide dental care to patients who care, all within a caring, joyful environment. Over my career lifetime, I have provided thousands of diagnoses, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, periodontal treatments, TMJ therapies, partials, dentures and extractions, and dozens of implants for my patients. The only aspect of dentistry with which I have very little experience is orthodontics.

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American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Broward County Dental Association, Atlantic Coast District Dental Society, Vedder Honors Society, Broward Dental Research Clinic, Alpha Omega Alumni Association, and American Association of Dental Implantologists. Formerly, American Academy of General Dentistry, Michigan Dental Association, Macomb Dental Society, Detroit District Dental Society, Tri-County Dental Health Council (a charitable dental care organization)

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"How To Save Money At The Dentist" Going to press soon.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Psychology from Wayne State University Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Detroit College of Dentistry Adjunct Clinical Professor, Special Needs Department, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Awards and Honors
Membership in The Vedder Honors Society

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