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Dr. Alan Zweig

Prosthodontics
Beverly Hills, CA
46 years experience male

Locations

Office

Beverly Hills, CA

Address

433 North Camden Drive, # 1133, Beverly Hills, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Delta Dental

About

Bio

I've been fortunate enough to run a thriving dental practice in Beverly Hills, CA since 1981. During that time, I've had the privilege of working with celebrities, business leaders and patients from six different continents, and over the years I'm grateful to have received several honors. I've been invited to appear in the media and in print, (Click for In The Media) and to write for dental journals. In 1984, my colleagues at the Academy of General Dentistry granted me with a Fellowship award for leadership in the field. But my greatest reward continues to be watching a patient beam with an attractive new smile. I began my career by earning a BA and subsequent Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the Washington University in St. Louis. As proud as I was of that outstanding school and its programs, I was eager to learn more about prosthetic reconstruction to be better able to provide sophisticated care to my patients through a the study of prosthodontics. Moving to California I earned an advanced certificate in this important field at USC, and the doors of possibility flew open as I learned important details of a number of different disciplines involved in simple and complicated restorations of the whole mouth. Dental medicine does not stand still, and we who want to offer superior service to our patients can't stand still either. I take at least 30 hours of additional classes each year with professional organizations such as California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry, along with other highly accredited institutions. Together we search out and judge the efficacy of the latest equipment and techniques. Many exciting discoveries have grown out of collegial exchange. I've studied esthetic dentistry, and advanced restorative dentistry - creating a pleasing, natural look -- with department specialists from the University of Southern California and UCLA. I've also attended courses taught by specialists of international renown on many aspects on comprehensive, sophisticated care for my patients. On a more personal note, I'm a native New Yorker, married to another talented dentist and the father of three. "Good dentistry is more than excellent clinical performance and state-of-the-art equipment. Establishing lasting relationships with our patients based upon mutual trust and communication is as just as important. That's why we've made your comfort a priority, whether that means bringing you less invasive computer based alternatives, closely monitoring the use of X-rays and anesthetics, or simply assisting you with a friendly, open, helpful attitude that makes you feel calm and cared for on each and every visit." Dr. Alan Zweig

Specialties
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Prosthodontics

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

394 Answers
177 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Not necessarily: If your dentist is skillful and caring he or she should be able to anesthetize your without pain.
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Unless : Unless you have a terrible toothache caused by a serious raging infection, a root canal should be painless. The horror stories come from people who a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
My : My philosophy is to live and enjoy life. Your bonding will need periodic polishing and refreshing, but why modify your lifestyle for something that c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Do : Do you have an existing relationship with the dentist? If so he or she may be able to make a very tentative diagnosis and prescribe pain medication a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
I : I applaud your concern. I hope that your gums were in their best condition prior to the braces being placed. If so, then it sounds as if you are try... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
If : If it is all the way in the back it might be what is called a pericoronitis. An infection of the gum over a partially erupted wisdom tooth. Try to br... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Get to a dentist: Only a dentist can help you with the abscess.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Sure: Safety isnt the issue. Proper diagnosis of your problem, and the appropriate surgeons and anesthesiologists will ensure your safety.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Have you seen a DDS?: Where did you get the prescription for amoxicillin? If it was from your dentist, go back. If it wasnt- see a dentist to determine what is causing you... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
No: Removal of your wisdom teeth should have no affect on the position of the rest of your teeth.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Or vice versa: TMJ is a vague term. It actually refers to the anatomic joint where the lower jaw (mandible) articulates with the skull. A more appropriate term woul... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Your dentist: You cannot prescribe the proper treatment for your oral infection. It needs a proper diagnosis and then the proper treatment plan can be applied. Az... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Orthodontics: You must return to your orthodontist to move the teeth back into position. If you dont wear the retainer it is likely that teeth will move back towar... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Access: The Tofflemire matrix band would cover the entire cavity preparation on an anterior tooth. It only works on posteriro teeth.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Possibly: If you have pain in your whole mouth, and are taking antibiotics you should be re-examined by your dentist. Who prescribed the antibiotics?
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
No: The pain is coming from inside your jaw. External treatment will not help.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Absolutely: I think you might be concerned if your hand turned black! You better get to your dentist and see what is going on.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Ask the orthodontist: There are many ways to achieve a final result. if you ask your orthodontist what his plan is, you may find out that things are going as expected.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Be careful: Biting the soft tissues inside of your mouth is most likely not related to your teeth. Take smaller bites of food, and chew more slowly. Once you bi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Relax!!: Grinding your teeth is usually due to stress or anger. Try other ways to reduce these triggers. Short of that you can have your dentist make you a n... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
No cancer: I am not aware of any information that links either grinding or ingesting anything from a tooth splint causing cancer. Try to stop grinding and this ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Most likely no.: There are no records of HIV virus being transmitted through saliva.
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Brush : Depending on the severity of the swelling and the reason for it, you may be able to get some resolution by brushing.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Absolutely: Lymph nodes drain areas of the body. If you have an active infection such as a tooth access, seeing swollen lymph nodes would corroborate the abscess... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Replacement teeth: You should have a full complement of teeth especially with the missing ones replaced. You will also have more hardware in your mouth.
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
I : I think the real question that you are asking is when will i be able to function with my new implant. The exact time of bone healing is indeterminate... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
The : The local dental society may offer an emergency phone line, or go to a hospital for a pain relieving prescription.
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
When : When medicare was passed during lbjs administration, dental care was specifically excluded. There are no government programs that provide dental bene... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
The : The resin, tooth colored filling should be pretty undetectable from the natural tooth structure. From the distance anyone is going to be looking at i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Fluoride: The only thing that will have a positive effect on your teeth is to use Fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes.
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Not : Not necessarily. The whitening agent is safe, and the sensitivity comes for the drying out of your teeth. Ther is no reason why you can't have this d... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Yes. : Yes. It is normal. Sometimes to properly remove the tooth and its roots it is necessary to remove bnoe. You are in pain because it was a difficult e... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
When : When a new patient calls, we always tell them what the cost of the first visit will be since that is a standard appointment. When it comes to filling... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
I : I think you should tell the dental office that this is an emergency, and if they wont see her sooner- find another office who will. She has a good cha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Sure. : Sure. That is possible. You obviously need to speak with your dentist. There are many ways in which veneers can be fit in a small space.
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Do : Do not get any over the counter medication. If you have unbearable pain your dentist should be able to see you today or tomorrow.
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Since : Since the fixed partial denture (bridge) was placed about five oaths ago, you you be due pretty soon for your recall appointment. This is certainly s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
No: Just from blood or unprotected sex.
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Yes. : Yes. You should be pain free by now, are you swollen? Is the pain constant or only when you bite down? These are all factors that your dentist wil... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Have : Have you spoken to your surgeon? I am sure that he will want you to come in. If you have a dry socket you would be in tremendous pain which would ge... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
This : This is most likely not a dental issue. It certainly seems as if the congestion has extended from her nose to her sinuses. Have her try antihistamin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
I : I would hope that the fixed partial denture would last you a very long time. Much depends on the overall condition of the supporting teeth and the ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Is : Is the tooth loose, or the filling? If it is the filling then follow the other doctor's advice and get it replaced. If it is the tooth that is loose,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Yes. : Yes. You can whiten your teeth. The crowns and fillings will not change color. That should not be too much of a problem unless they are in the front... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Nothing: The idea of extracting teeth for braces is that there is not enough room in your mouth for all the teeth. The spaces will be eventually closed by mov... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
See your dentist: This could be a fungal infection, or something else. It is probably not sore spots from the dentures, but could be. You need to see your dentist.
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
No. : No. The only times root canals are painful is when there is a large infection. If your appointment is not for another week, i doubt that is the case... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
That's : That's an excellent question, and one that i dont think that there is a definitive answer to. He is most likely in what is called the mixed dentition ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
Pain medication: Did you dentist give you pain medication? That would be the best way to reduce soreness.

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Dec 26, 2012
Dr. Zweig is an outstanding dentist who is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of dentistry, practices the highest quality dentistry with compassion and is always there to help guide his patien...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
It is an honor to endorse and support Dr. Alan Zweig. I have constantly been impressed with his articulate, caring answers he's given to countless people in the Avvo community. I'm convinced this i...Read More
I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Dr. Zweig in the treatment of many of his patients over the past 20 years. Having had the opportunity to observe the high standards Dr. Zweig has set in h...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Really? My Dentists do not know whether to give clindamycin or amoxicillin since they never test for type of bacteria. They find out after a few days which may work best...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I know there is a system that forms a circular cut. CBCT is important here. But, neither of my 2 dentists use this method. Too many companies making implants.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for answering my question everything is going good I only had a little pain the first two days have a great day:)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University in St. Louis
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

America's Top Dentists, Consumers Research Council of America
Consumer research council- Best Dentists in America
The American Registry for Professional Excellence

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
California Dental Association
American Dental Association

Publications

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