Free dental advice doesn’t come along every day, but Dr. Crapo has been providing just that for several years in his column for the Times Colonist, a Victoria newspaper. Many patients have expressed gratitude for his insightful writing. Now, thanks to the web, his “Ask the Dentist” column is available to a wider audience.
May 29, 2022
Dr. Crapo tells a patients to trust the dental office that offers him a thorough treatment plan.
May 22, 2022
Dr. Crapo explains to a patient he should expect an entire year until full recovery after the entire procedures the dentist suggested.
May 15, 2022
Dr. Crapo gives an explanation of the fillings for clenchers and non-clenchers.
May 6, 2022
Dr Capo discusses the various teeth replacement options.
May 1, 2022
Dr. Crapo tells an older patient that teeth-in-a-day can be a solution for her.
April 24, 2022
Dr. Crapo describes to a patient in his early sixties what is involved in the treatment of a split root.
April 17, 2022
Dr. Crapo tells a patient in her early fifties what could be the cause of her sudden teeth loss and what are the solutions.
April 10, 2022
Dr. Crapo offers helpful solutions to a patient with broken teeth that are still attached to veneers.
April 03, 2022
Dr. Crapo offers options to a patient that is wondering if they should retain their own teeth.
March 27, 2022
How the TM Joint can effect your bite: Dr. Crapo explains the cause and treatment.
March 20, 2022
Dr. Crapo encourages an older patient to get as many information as possible in terms of his options and the money he has to spend.
March 6, 2022
Yes, My Dog Ate It!
Dr. Crapo answers a question about underbites, headaches and what to do when man’s best friend destroys man’s best retainer.
February 27, 2022
Dr. Crapo tells a patient what TMJ is and confirms treatment can help in his case.
February 20, 2022
Dr. Crapo patiently suggests to a patient to get clear on the procedures and trust professional advice.
February 13, 2022
Dental Implants are a great option for patients looking to replace missing teeth.
February 6, 2022
If your losing teeth and dentures are no longer a viable option - Dental Implants may be the answer.
January 22, 2022
Dr Crapo shares his advice on how to deal with an unsatisfactory dental bridge experience.
January 16, 2022
Twenty-Five Years Later...!
Dr. Crapo explains the ideal solution for a patient that has eroding teeth coupled with gum disease.
January 2, 2022
Dr Crapo gives advise to a patient who is wondering what’s best for his case - implants or bridges.
December 26, 2021
Have you ever thought that you had weird teeth? Dr. Crapo discusses treatment options.
December 19, 2021
A patient's teeth start to decay after taking his teeth health for granted, and he lists all his problems. Dr. Crapo offers him a solution.
December 12, 2021
A patient with a history of bad teeth since childhood is asking Dr. Crapo what he should prioritize when fixing his teeth.
December 5, 2021
A patient asks Dr. Crapo how one can get teeth implants in one day, and Dr. Crapo explains how that is possible.
November 28, 2021
A patient describes a procedure he saw a dentist perform on YouTube and Dr. Crapo explains the details of the procedure.
November 21, 2021
Dr. Crapo goes over a few choices for dentures and implantation at a retirement age.
November 14, 2021
Dr. Crapo tells a patient who lost a crown why an implant might be the right choice for him.
November 7, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains to a patient who had a bad experience at his dentists what can be done in his situation.
October 31, 2021
A patient asks Dr.Crapo for more information on implants, and Dr. Crapo explains to him all the details regarding the procedure.
October 24, 2021
Dr. Crapo gives a patient advice on his new implants.
October 17, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains to a patient that a water picker can help with her teeth cleaning.
October 10, 2021
A young patient shares what the dentist offered him as a long-term solution for his "bite problem."
September 26, 2021
Dr. Crapo discusses a taco veneer and gives some tips on keeping your mouth as healthy as possible.
September 19, 2021
Dr. Crapo tells a patient that balanced bite can keep the teeth in line and reduces the risk of breakage.
September 12, 2021
Dr. Crapo tells a patient the importance of a three-dimensional analysis for a proper diagnosis before treatment.
September 5, 2021
Dr. Crapo tells a patient that more investigations are necessary to see if crowns can be a solution to his problems.
August 22, 2021
Dr. Crapo discusses the importance of fixing the alignment and how that can add to the cost of fixing one's teeth.
August 15, 2021
Dr. Crapo tells a patient who is concerned about his gagging reflex that there are solutions for his problem.
August 1, 2021
Dr. Crapo tells a patient he should think long-term when it comes to his teeth and offers him some more options than just a flipper.
July 25, 2021
Dr. Crapo tells a patient about the importance of making a decision in regards to his teeth and also reminds us how infected teeth can affect other organs.
July 18, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains to a patient how teeth extraction can impact bone loss.
July 04, 2021
Dr. Crapo recommends "Teeth-in-a-day" as a solution to an 81 years old patient.
June 27, 2021
Dr. Crapo gives advice to a patient who is facing multiple dental procedures on which procedure they should do first.
June 20, 2021
Dr. Crapo gives a patient several choices, from worst to the best.
June 13, 2021
A patient is frustrated because he takes care of his oral hygiene but still has bad teeth.
June 06, 2021
Dr. Crapo tells a patient that technology now allows the usage of sockets for implants and bone grafting for the remaining teeth.
May 30, 2021
Dr. Crapo tells a patient who deals with a tooth pain for two years, in spite of the treatment he did, about another procedure he can try.
May 23, 2021
Dr. Crapo answers a reader’s question about root infections, bridges, and implants.
May 16, 2021
Dr. Crapo helps a patient understand options for overcoming problems gagging while dealing with a new set of dentures.
May 09, 2021
Dr. Crapo discusses the choices for dental reconstruction for a patient with a history of health problems.
May 2, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains to a 39-year-old patient what the “Teeth-in-a-Day” procedure is.
April 25, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains to a patient how smoking is affecting the healing after having implants.
April 18, 2021
Dr. Crapo discusses with a patient a procedure to enhance bone volume for implants.
April 4, 2021
A patient ask Dr. Crapo if implants can be the solution to his problem.
March 28, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains to a patient what options he has for his partial dentures.
March 21, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains to a patient who had a stroke what dental options he has to help with his mouth coordination.
March 14, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains why a good exam will help answer most of a patient’s questions about his dental problems.
March 7, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains how complex dental problems should be treated.
February 28, 2021
Dr. Crapo explains that fixed bridgework is almost always possible if there are teeth in front and behind the “gap”.
February 21, 2021
Dr. Crapo advises a senior reader on which implant procedure would work best if you have enough good bone to place implants.
February 14, 2021
Extensive radiation to any part of the body produces adverse effects. Can the body come back over time?
January 31, 2021
When a tooth or group of teeth is worn to a high degree, it is at times necessary to root canal these teeth and it often requires all the teeth in the arch to be crowned to return the missing tooth architecture for proper function.
January 24, 2021
If you have been healthy and clean for several years you can expect your body to handle the rehabilitative bone grafting and implant placing that will form the foundation of your desired “movie star smile”.
January 10, 2021
Removing badly compromised teeth and fitting your mouth with well designed bridges can give you the display of “nice teeth”.
January 3, 2021
If you have a genetic tendency to lose gum and bone support, it is the most devastating in its destruction.
December 27, 2020
When there’s pain after lower implants are placed, it means the nerve may have been slightly damaged through pressure or nicking ...
December 20, 2020
Much of the time bone thickness is the problem for implant placement. There are many ways that the thickness can be increased to make implants possible.
December 13, 2020
Dr. Crapo explains that diagnosis is the key to returning your teeth to their proper structure and function
December 6, 2020
Smokers sometimes get away with healing of bone grafting in sockets but when there’s a lot of disease the predictability goes down because blood supply to the graft is compromised.
November 29, 2020
Implants are wonderful - a true God send. However, if your remaining teeth have long roots and good bone around them it’s wise to use crowns to protect and preserve them ...
November 22, 2020
Dr Crapo explains what can be done if the bone where the roots were taken out had collapsed.
November 15, 2020
Dr Crapo shares his experience with the pay-as-you-go model and how it worked for his patients.
November 8, 2020
If your own teeth are generally solid, if the gums are healthy and you don't show signs of decay generally, you should consider keeping your teeth and have them totally rebuilt.
November 1, 2020
Adding a tooth to a partial denture can work well enough but not when the natural tooth to be extracted is an anchor for the partial and when the person has an extremely hard bite.
October 25, 2020
When teeth are lost in the upper jaw at an early age and lower natural teeth or implanted teeth function against the upper denture, bone may be lost in dramatic fashion, especially in the front where the six front teeth once functioned.
October 18, 2020
Dr Crapo helps a patient with an innovative solution rather than opting for surgery and explains the role of tori when considering dentures.
October 11, 2020
In this article, a patient explains how an in-depth dental exam and strategy helped their front and back teeth issues to be pain-free.
October 4, 2020
Is my bridge totally destroyed? Am I going to be without teeth? How long will it take?
September 27, 2020
Bulimia is more common than is known and having a good teeth support system is a major step forward.
September 20, 2020
What is the best, the fastest, the most functional way of employing implants?
September 13, 2020
Dr. Crapo explains what to do if you have loose dentures.
September 6, 2020
Dr. Crapo gives advice to a man who has an edge to edge bite that has caused his front teeth to wear down significantly.
August 30, 2020
Dr. Crapo explains what to do if your bridgework breaks down.
August 16, 2020
Dr Crapo explains how to drink wine without causing much damage to your teeth.
August 9, 2020
Dr Crapo goes over the pros and cons of implants vs dental bridges.
August 2, 2020
No new dentistry should feel like a new shoe that needs to be broken in.
July 26, 2020
Dr Crapo discusses the benefits of properly balancing your teeth in a forceful grinding situation.
July 12, 2020
Dr. Crapo provides a few useful tips on how to save some money on your dental expenses.
July 05, 2020
Dr. Crapo gives advice to a patient with partial dentures issues.
June 28, 2020
Dr. Crapo helps a patient with dental restoration complications caused by teeth grinding.
June 21, 2020
A reader wonders if his "loose" teeth can be saved.
June 14, 2020
Dr. Crapo reveals three most important factors of teeth breakage.
June 07, 2020
Dr. Crapo explains why “good teeth” should never be replaced with implants.
May 31, 2020
Dr. Crapo talks about teeth grinding and offers several choices to address the wear.
May 24, 2020
Dr. Crapo discusses how crowning your teeth can make better-fitting dentures.
May 17, 2020
In the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Crapo creates a plan of action to help a frustrated denture wearer.
May 10, 2020
Dr. Crapo advises a retiree who smokes cigarettes about what dental treatments he should receive to allow him to eat with ease once again.
April 15, 2020
Headaches? Worn teeth? Dr Crapo dicusses seeing a Dental Specialist and solutions.
April 12, 2020
Dental implants scaring you? Dr Crapo's outlook on tackling loose teeth.
April 5, 2020
A reader with a bridge wonders if it could be replaced with implants.
March 29, 2020
Grinding has costed you and gold crowns seem to be the only way out? Dr Crapo has a plan to tackle this.
March 22, 2020
Teeth were pulled out and now looking for dental implants?
March 15, 2020
Short front teeth due to grinding? Dr. Crapo has answers!
March 8, 2020
Teeth growth issues? Surgical failure? Patience is key!
March 1, 2020
Why dental crowns for "just the injured teeth" are not enough.
February 23, 2020
A cost and time effective way to save your teeth from gap and breakdown.
February 16, 2020
I take care of my teeth, but seems like I'm facing gum recession. Solutions?
February 9, 2020
A solution to expensive urgent root canal procedures and more.
February 2, 2020
What is going on with my tooth when I bite down? Is a safe root canal procedure the answer?
December 22, 2019
How bone loss can effect dental implants and what can be done to get your smile back.
December 8, 2019
Are gum sores, pinching or moving dentures an issue? The best solution is dental implants.
December 2, 2019
How do you get the best dental work done for the best price? The answer is simple, getting things right the first time will be your cheapest solution
November 17, 2019
Can teeth in the lower jaw firm up after gum grafting?
November 3, 2019
Clenching your teeth can cause considerable wear or stress on your teeth.
October 20, 2019
White fillings are durable but may break down after many years. Here's everything you need to know about the various types of dental filling materials
October 13, 2019
What happens when you have a limited amount of back molars and can't chew? Read on to find out what options are available.
October 6, 2019
What to do if you have missing back teeth and your remaining teeth are failing? Consider dental implants! Various options are available to ensure great function and appearance
September 29, 2019
What to do when it seems there are mutiple issues with mutiple teeth
September 22, 2019
What's going to be more beneficial in the long run, bridge or implants?
September 15, 2019
Which procedure lasts longer and is more durable - A root canal or a dental implant?
September 8, 2019
Is Oral and/or I.V. Sedation used for Dental Implant procedures?
September 1, 2019
Find out if its possible to still have dental implants when one suffers from gum disease.
August 25, 2019
Is it possible to do one or two teeth at a time to make dental work more affordable?
August 18, 2019
Are dental implants the answer to loose teeth?
August 11, 2019
When does it become necessary to have bone grafting done for dental implants?
July 21, 2019
Can prescription drugs interfere with dental success?
June 16, 2019
Is there a solution for when root canals and crowns fall out?
June 9, 2019
Teens and Teeth Whitening: Are Their Teeth Ready for Treatment?
June 2, 2019
Pregnancy & Periodontal Disease: Dr Crapo explains if there is any correlation
May 12, 2019
Dr Crapo provides several good options for permanent teeth after trauma to the mouth
April 28, 2019
What to do when crowns appear dark at the gum line: Dr Crapo explains and provides treatment plans
April 21, 2019
Problem Teeth - Is there a Quick Fix: Dr Crapo Explains
March 31, 2019
Dr Crapo discusses the benefit of properly balancing and aligning your teeth
March 24, 2019
Dr Crapo discusses the benefit of properly balancing and aligning your teeth
March 17, 2019
Dr Crapo looks into family Dental issues and various options?
March 3, 2019
Dr Capo looks into getting an refit, is it required?
February 24, 2019
Dr Capo looks into the healing issues with implants while smoking.
February 17, 2019
Dr Capo talks about denture and implant timelines.
February 10, 2019
Dr Capo looks at bone grafts, which are more common than you think.
January 06, 2019
Dr. Crapo discusses what to do if you have tooth decay.
December 30, 2018
Dr. Crapo discusses how to keep your beautiful smile.
December 23, 2018
Dr. Crapo discusses what to do if you have a tooth canal.
December 16, 2018
Dr. Crapo discusses what to do if your bridge comes loose.
December 9, 2018
Dr. Crapo discusses if you should get implants.
December 2, 2018
Dr. Crapo explains what to do if one of your teeth is gone suddenly.
November 18, 2018
Dr. Crapo explains what to do if you have a gum infection.
November 11, 2018
Dr. Crapo explains what to do if bacterial invasions cause a tooth gap.
November 4, 2018
Dr. Crapo explains what you dental options smokers have.
October 28, 2018
Dr. Crapo explains what you should do if you need a full mouth rehabilitation.
October 7, 2018
Dr. Crapo explains why a body can reject tooth implants.
September 30, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers advice to a patient who is worried about getting a tooth implant.
September 23, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers three helpful solutions for a patient dealing with a loose tooth and an uncomfortable partial denture.
September 16, 2018
Listen to Me!
Dr. Crapo helps a patient understand their options when it comes to tooth loss replacement.
September 9, 2018
I Want It My Way!
Dr. Crapo explains to a patient how “teeth-in-a-day” implants can be an option for someone looking for quick results, given that their bone is in ideal condition.
September 2, 2018
Dr. Crapo lists three main problems as the reasons why a patient is struggling with their decaying oral health.
August 26, 2018
Dr. Crapo suggests a solution for a patient with porcelain teeth to try a newer material that is tough as nails and strong enough to withstand any grinding.
August 19, 2018
Dr. Crapo gives advice to a patient whether to stick to root canal therapy and root resection in order to keep their teeth intact or to try implants.
August 12th, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers a timely solution for a patient wanting to keep their teeth.
August 5th, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers advice to a patient about their options to try denture teeth or an implant Dr. Crapo gives advice on the importance of a thorough bad bite and tooth decay analysis before getting implants to a patient.
July 29, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers advice to a patient about their options to try denture teeth or an implant supported bridge for their decaying teeth.
July 22, 2018
Dr. Crapo gives advice on overcoming gum disease to an older patient with a young spirit.
July 1, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers advice to a patient wanting to know the options for saving or replacing a badly decayed tooth.
June 24, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers advice to patients who have a combination of natural teeth and a denture.
June 17, 2018
Dr. Crapo provides advice to a patient asking about tooth loss, its causes, and whether implants are right for them.
June 10, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers advice and options to a patient trying to fix 45 years’ worth of poor hygiene habits.
June 3, 2018
Dr. Crapo assists a patient with his loose bridge concerns and subsequent bite and joint issues.
May 27, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers a newly retired patient advice on how to get his smile back into shape and camera-ready.
May 20, 2018
Dr. Crapo offers a patient advice on the differences between snap-in dentures and screw-in implants and which option may work best for his situation.
May 13, 2018
Where Do I Go from Here?
Dr. Crapo advises a patient about bone grafting for a dental implant or bridge.
May 6, 2018
Dr. Crapo answers a question about a mother and daughter who each had similar gum issues, but they required different treatments.
April 29, 2018
Dr. Crapo helps a patient that has a long time fear of visiting the dentist.
April 22, 2018
The Golden Gate Bridge?
Dr. Crapo helps a patient who is close to losing an eyetooth which is the key anchor to their permanent bridge. He explains the process from temporary bridge to grafts and implants.
April 15, 2018
Decay - Under My New Crowns?
Dr. Crapo helps a patient decide what to do after decay has broke down many crowns. Solutions include implants, bridges and snap system dentures.
April 8, 2018
Are Implants The Way To Go?
Dr. Crapo suggests a dental bridge and dental implants to a client with broken white fillings that have caused their partial denture to no longer fit.
April 1, 2018
But It Doesn't Hurt
Dr. Crapo walks a patient through potential solutions to having a fractured root on a tooth next to partial dentures - from a bridge, to crowns and implants.
March 25, 2018
That's No Bull!
Dr. Crapo explains TMD to a man with jaw muscles built like a Black Angus bull that is down at least one day every week due to pain.
March 18, 2018
Not Nah nah----na Nah Nah
Dr. Crapo gives advice to someone who is having trouble with the transition period with a lower denture.
March 11, 2018
Why Did My Implants Fall Out of My Mouth?
Dr. Crapo answers a question on implants and what can cause them to fall out.
March 4, 2018
"Thinner & Thinner"
Dr. Crapo suggests that a patient crown their front teeth, after noticing that grinding with an overbite has worn down more than 50% of the patients lower front teeth.
February 25, 2018
United We Stand – Divided We Fall
Dr. Crapo uses his experience to explain the difference between crown splinting and implants in patients with bone loss
February 11, 2018
One Good Sneeze...!
Dr. Crapo explains what to do in the case of loose teeth, from dental implants to dental bridges.
February 4, 2018
Not A Good Subject For Dentures
Dr. Crapo answers a visitor's question about helping his wife, who has periodontal issues and is not an ideal candidate for dentures.
January 28, 2018
The Blessings and Curse of Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Crapo discusses how the long term effects of painkillers can be both a blessing and a curse.
January 21, 2018
Monsters of Tooth Destruction
Dr. Crapo discusses what can be done for patients that seem to always find a way to damage, break, or chip their teeth.
January 14, 2018
Dr. Crapo answers a patient’s question about implants and when a partial can be enough instead of a complete rebuild of an implant.
January 7, 2018
Dr. Crapo answers a patient’s concerns about reinforcing age- and denture-affected sinus and jaw bones using the latest grafting techniques.
December 31, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses a priority list for a patient who is suffering from a mouth disease and whether they are a candidate for implants or dentures.
December 24, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses whether a bridge or implant is better for a patient after a root canal didn’t yield all the answers.
December 17, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses the possible connections between marijuana use and tooth decay, as well as other problems.
December 3, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses the best treatment options for patients suffering from rampant tooth decay and dementia.
November 26, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses solutions for tooth grinders who have ground their teeth almost all the way to the gums in his latest blog.
November 19, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses the issues that are caused by extreme grinding of the teeth and what can be done for treatment in his latest blog.
November 5, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses issues with replacing a partial denture without ridges with an implant retained denture or implant supported teeth.
October 29, 2017
October 22, 2017
Do You Want That Super-Sized? – No Thanks!
October 8, 2017
Going, Going, Gone
Dr. Crapo discusses dental implants and an upper denture for a patient with genetic bone and gum loss.
October 1, 2017
All The Colours of The Rainbow
Dr. Crapo discusses how a dentist can reconstruct a misaligned bite while replacing missing teeth.
September 24, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses the temporary and permanent options for a broken crown.
September 17, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses options for anchoring bridgework with implants.
September 10, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses improving patient comfort during the local anaesthetic procedure.
September 3, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses the benefits of a permanent bridge.
August 13, 2017
Now That I Can See Myself
Dr. Crapo discusses how dentures can be a great benefit for you.
August 6, 2017
What the Heck is Cracked-Tooth-Syndrome?
Dr. Crapo discusses how to deal with a cracked tooth.
July 30, 2017
Watch Out for Those Soft Bread Rolls!
Dr. Crapo discusses how implants can help if you have a broken tooth.
July 23, 2017
What’s the Squirrel in My Mouth Doing?
Dr. Crapo discusses how better cleaning techniques can prevent tooth decay.
July 9, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses how your health often dictates which dental procedures may be right for you.
July 2, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses the importance of having a dentist examine your bite in order to develop a treatment plan.
June 25, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses the options available for new dentures.
April 30, 2017
Dr. Crapo discusses the options for replacing an old dental bridge and suggests how to avoid spending time without teeth.
April 23, 2017
It’s Like a Mortgage
Dr. Crapo discusses the importance of addressing dental issues before they become big problems and explains that an investment in dental work is an investment in your health.
April 2, 2017
Too Much … Of Everything
Dr. Crapo discusses the available options for replacing missing teeth using bridges and implants.
March 26, 2017
Time to Say Goodbye
Dr. Crapo discusses the available options for replacing missing teeth using bridges and implants.
February 19, 2017
Dr. Crapo explains what to do if your dental implants break or fall out at an unexpected time.
February 12, 2017
“Easy as 1, 2, 3”
Dr. Crapo explains how to cost-effectively fix problems in both your molars and your front teeth.
January 29, 2017
Dr. Crapo explains what to do when you wear your teeth down from keeping them tightly together, something that often comes with stressful jobs.
January 19, 2017
Dr. Crapo answers a question about how to salvage a bad first experience with dentures. Read this post to learn more.
January 8, 2017
Out of Harmony – Out of Function
Dr. Crapo explains why you might be having trouble biting through sandwiches, meat, veggies and other tough foods and how the issue can be fixed.
December 18, 2016
I Need a Quarterback?
Dr. Crapo advises a patient about what to do about loose, diseased teeth and who to see when multiple intricate procedures need to be done at the same time.
November 27, 2016
Grin and Bear It
Dr. Crapo provides advice to a man in his eighties regarding treatment options for the gap in his lower front jaw and his remaining, overcrowded lower teeth.
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November 6, 2016
Up Close & Unnatural
Dr. Crapo advises a businesswoman about the ever-widening gaps between her front teeth and what could be causing the problem.
October 16, 2016
So Many Choices!
Dr. Crapo advises an individual about addressing the issue of a severely chipped front tooth, a broken root and the viable solutions.
October 9, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a woman about frustration over her husband’s reluctance to choose implants due to the cost and nature of the operation.
October 2, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a man with serious concerns about his bite, the dental work being done to correct his bite and a complication with his dental plan and financing.
September 25, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a concerned adult child about what type of denture provides the most secure fit and is the most affordable for their mother.
September 18, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a woman, with dexterity issues caused by Parkinson’s disease and therefore struggles with flossing, on whether or not she should get implants for her front teeth.
September 11, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a woman has trouble pinpointing the cause of elusive pain and who has symptoms of an earache at times and a toothache at other times.
September 4, 2016
A reader who has been shopping around for dentures with implants asks Dr. Crapo why there are such large ranges of prices and wait times.
August 28, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a concerned adult child about what type of denture provides the most secure fit and is the most affordable for their mother.
August 21, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a senior reader on which denture or implant procedure would work best for their oral health and comfort level needs.
August 14, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a reader whose oral surgeon recommended getting two implants instead of three to save money.
August 7, 2016
A reader is still having trouble with his partial denture a full year after it was placed and is seeking advice from Dr. Crapo.
July 31, 2016
A reader who has been experiencing fatigue and aches asks Dr. Crapo if dental problems could be to blame.
July 24, 2016
A reader ask Dr. Crapo for advice about how deal with tooth decay.
July 17, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a reader who split a tooth and wants to know how best to treat it without getting dental implants.
July 10, 2016
A reader asks Dr. Crapo for advice on how best to treat a broken eyetooth without breaking the bank.
July 3, 2016
A reader wants to know whether his dentist is over-treating or under-treating his dental problem, which involves breakage of his teeth. Dr. Crapo provides a second opinion.
June 26, 2016
Dr. Crapo provides advice to a reader whose jaw began to swing to the right shortly after undergoing extensive work to the left side of her mouth.
June 19, 2016
A reader who recently suffered an accident that destroyed a partial denture asks Dr. Crapo about alternatives to dentures.
June 12, 2016
Dr. Crapo advises a reader with existing bridges on how to best deal with the loss of a tooth that had undergone a root canal.
June 5, 2016
A reader asks Dr. Crapo questions about late night teeth grinding and what to do to get a normal bite with teeth that are different lengths.
May 29, 2016
A reader asks Dr. Crapo for advice on treatment options to address his edge to edge bite, which has caused his front teeth to severely wear down.
May 8, 2016
Dr. Crapo answers a question from a reader who hasn’t been able to find a denture solution that is lasting and doesn’t cause her to lose facial support.
May 1, 2016
Dr. Crapo provides helpful information for a reader whose genetics have predisposed him to tooth, bone and gum issues.
April 28, 2016
A reader with extensive tooth decay asks Dr. Crapo for advice on whether or not having their teeth removed is the right investment regarding their oral health.
April 17, 2016
Dr. Crapo provides advice to a reader who made the mistake of choosing to have denture work done while on a vacation out of country.
April 10, 2016
A reader asks Dr. Crapo about the best options for handling a broken implant.
April 3, 2016
A reader with a bonded bridge asks Dr. Crapo about whether it’s best to invest in an affordable bridge or expensive implants.
March 20, 2016
Dr. Crapo explains to a reader how to deal with broken and missing teeth in several steps.
January 10, 2016
A reader with few teeth left needs some ideas for dealing with an old bridge.
January 3, 2016
Preventing decay and gum disease is this reader’s main concern.
December 27, 2015
A reader asks Dr. Crapo for solutions in dealing with plaque build-up, bleeding gums, and bad breath.
December 13, 2015
After having seen an advertisement and spoken to a dentist about its claims, a reader asks Dr. Crapo if it’s safe to install a bridge over implants in the same day.
November 22, 2015
A reader’s elderly mother has lost most of her teeth. As a result, eating is difficult for her, and she suffers from pain. The reader asks Dr. Crapo if dentures or implants could be a solution.
November 8, 2015
A reader lost a molar to decay and was told that installing a dental implant wasn’t feasible. The reader asks Dr. Crapo for a second opinion.
November 1, 2015
After having had crowns and porcelain veneers installed on his teeth, a reader realizes that they are causing jaw pain and wearing down due to grinding and asks Dr. Crapo what can be done.
October 25, 2015
A reader who experienced a car accident in the past and had to undergo several dental procedures asks Dr. Crapo about the durability of crowns and bridges.