Dr Klonsky -  Periodontist, Implant Specialist & Coach
Dr Klonsky - Periodontist, Implant Specialist & Coach
Share insight and experience as Advanced Implant Specialist & Coach and Clinical Associate Professor at New York University College of Dentistry
Dr Kenneth Klonsky

Dental Radiographs - Part 3: When Panoramic & Intraoral Films Might Not Be Enough
The one common deficiency of the  discussed in the two previous articles is that they are two-dimensional. They show left and right and up and down very well but not in and out. This is critical information when contemplating implant placement and orthodontic tooth movement. Since implants...  Read More
Dental Radiographs - Part 2: Why Would My Dentist Recommend a Panoramic Radiograph?
In today's article, I will discuss the panoramic radiograph, one of the remaining two other types of dental radiographs that are in common use. This is one of the types of radiographs that are classified as an extra-oral film, the film is positioned outside the mouth. The two types of radiographs...  Read More
Dental Radiographs - Part 1: Bite-Wings and Periapicals
Implant dentistry has become the standard of care in the 21st Century.  So, when should you remove a tooth and replace it with an implant? This is certainly one of the biggest dilemmas a patient and their dentist can face. As a periodontist who is trained to save teeth, I still believe there is...  Read More
When To Save A Tooth? Part 3: Teeth In A Day?
We hear a lot today about “Teeth in a Day.” As a great Chinese philosopher is credited with saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” This scenario is reserved for those individuals who are unfortunate enough to have lost or are about to lose all of their teeth. These cases require four, six or eight...  Read More
When To Save A Tooth? Part 2: To Save or Not to Save
In today’s article, we continue to discuss the pros and cons of saving a tooth versus replacing it with an implant-supported crown. Deep decay or fracture of natural teeth generally requires root canal therapy. This is an added expense that should be weighed against the cost of the extraction and...  Read More
When To Save A Tooth? Part 1: Weighing the Pros and Cons
Implant dentistry has become the standard of care in the 21st Century.  So, when should you remove a tooth and replace it with an implant? This is certainly one of the biggest dilemmas a patient and their dentist can face. As a periodontist who is trained to save teeth, I still believe there is...  Read More
"Should I Stop Taking My Blood Thinner Before My Appointment?"
Many adults today are prescribed medication to counteract our circulatory systems ability to form blood clots. Most people who are taking one of these medications on a long-term basis, do so to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke because of progressing atherosclerosis or irregular...  Read More
Pursuing Periodontal Care During Pregnancy
Many women are afraid to pursue periodontal care during the time they are pregnant. This is no doubt due, in part, to the possible need for local anesthetic and antibiotics. There is concern that these chemicals may have an adverse effect on the developing baby. Ideally, existing gingivitis and...  Read More
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease means bone loss around the teeth. This is different from gingivitis which means inflamed, swollen and possibly bleeding gums but does not, by definition, involve any loss of bone. Both gingivitis and periodontal disease are caused by the bacteria that live in our mouth and grow...  Read More
The Relationship Between Osteonecrosis & Dentistry
Today, more and more people over the age of 50 take medications to prevent the loss of skeletal bone. When the loss of skeletal bone is mild, it is called osteopenia. When it is more severe, it is called osteoporosis. In recent years, there have been reports of a serious side effect in patients...  Read More
Knowing the Causes of Bad Breath and How to Fight It
Nobody likes bad breath. We don’t like speaking with or being close to someone who has it, and we hope that we don’t have it. So why do people have it? There are a number of causes. Knowing the reason will help prevent it and will permit treatment if it already exists. Bad breath can come from...  Read More
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening Part 6
Now that we have discussed the various causes of teeth that appear short, let us examine how our diagnosis will influence the methods we use to correct the problem. If our radiographs and sounding show us that the cause of the short teeth is altered active eruption, then we know that only a full...  Read More
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening Part 5
What are some of the biologic reasons why teeth are too short? Naturally, our genetics determines the size of our teeth. Some people just have small, short teeth. This may be appropriate for their face and their smile. Even if the teeth are or were of relatively normal length, they can appear short...  Read More
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening Part 4
As we continue our discussion of Aesthetic Crown Lengthening it becomes apparent that we need to be able to identify and measure both the amount of attached gingival and the position of the alveolar crest. The above would also be true if we were planning the crown lengthening for retention. To...  Read More
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening Part 3
With crown lengthening, both for aesthetic and retentive purposes, one of the most frequently asked questions is, "can it be done with a gingivectomy?"  The answer to this question depends on two factors: the position of the bone and the amount of attached gingiva. Everyone would like to do crown...  Read More
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening Part 2
To properly restore a tooth, whether during a routine restorative procedure or the preparation of an aesthetic restoration like a veneer or crown, it is important to understand and respect the Biologic Width. So, what is it and why does it exist? The biologic width is our name for the special...  Read More
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening Part 1
Many factors go into creating a beautiful smile. These include color and shade, length and width, relative proportions and individual contours. When it comes to length and width, it is much easier to change the length than the width. Unless there is natural spacing, changing the width often...  Read More

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