In order to provide you with personalized, quality care, our appointments are exclusively reserved for you. That is, when you are scheduled for a particular time, you are the only person scheduled to be seen at that time and for that length of time. In this way, we can focus all of our attention on your treatment with as little interruption as possible. However, since we feel it is important to see patients who are having an emergency as soon as necessary, occasionally, there may be a time when the doctor has to see someone else briefly during your appointment. Accommodating the occasional emergency can sometimes cause minor delays in your treatment, but we feel that most people would want the same courtesy extended to them if or when they are having an emergency themselves. Dr. Hosner is capable of handling most dental emergencies in the office without the need for a referral.
Dr. Hosner executes all of his dental care while using magnification. At magnification of up to 5.5 times normal, he is able to see extremely well. He also wears a headlamp for more light. This exceptional visibility helps him to provide the very best care possible that is both conservative in nature and efficient. Dr. Hosner also routinely uses a special decay-detecting dye. This dye stains the remaining decay so that the Doctor can be sure to remove absolutely all of the decay from your tooth; no guesswork.
A November, 2000 article in the Journal of the American Dental Association stated that “Inadequacy of impressions was the most common problem reported by the (laboratory) technicians,” and ” 90 percent of impressions coming into North American laboratories do not have all of the gingival margins represented on them.” (The margin is the very edge of the tooth to which a restoration is made to fit). This means that the lab making your restoration (eg. Crown, veneer, onlay, bridge, etc.) in 90% of the cases, does not have an accurate model of your tooth preparation on which to make your restoration. This leads to a less than ideal fit of the restoration to your tooth even if the lab does its job and fits the restoration perfectly to your imperfect model. An improperly fitting restoration is more likely to lead to recurrent decay, sensitivity, and the need for root canal therapy or eventual extraction. It means that you may need to replace that restoration a lot sooner. This means more destruction to your tooth, not to mention more time and money. And this, from 90% of the cases in America! This same article went on to say that “The second most commonly reported laboratory problem in fixed prosthodontics was poor tooth preparations.” Poor preparations can also lead to restoration failure for various reasons.