Dr. Alan Zweig

Prosthodontics
Beverly Hills, CA
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Beverly Hills, CA

Address

433 North Camden Drive, # 1133, Beverly Hills, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Splinting : The best way to not lose teeth is to not let them get to the state where they may fall out. It seems as if it may be too late for that, so depending ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Good question: You could have decay, or large fillings. Do you chew ice? Check with your dentist.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Medication: It is possible that a medication taken to treat stomach cancer could cause a dry mouth.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Patience: There is nothing you can do except give it time to heal on its own. You may be able to buy some topical anesthetic at the pharmacy, but it wont speed... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Yes: You may have an infection that feels like a sore throat. See your dentist.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
I hope not: Do you think your physician would suggest something that would cause all of those severe and dramatic problems? If you do, you need to find another do... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Get it looked at: If you are concerned, you should have your dentist look at it. The lateral border of the tongue is the most common site of Oral Cancer. Dont be alarm... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Professional Cleanin: Have you had your teeth cleaned and your gums examined at a dentist's office lately? It is possible that you have some form of gum disease. Additiona... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Emergency Room: Goodness! Your friend was burnt from an explosion? Get him or her to an emergency room!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
A visit to a dentist: Dont take medicine while you're pregnant unless specifically told to by your physician or dentist. Only your dentist knows what can be done while you... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Its complex: I would recommend seeing an oral surgeon to evaluate the situation.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
How do you know?: Who made the diagnosis of tooth abcess? If you think you may have abcesses, get to a dentist. I dont think you want to have serious problems with yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Dentist: Start with the dentist who did the surgery (he or she is a doctor too!). The dentist will decide on your future care needs.
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Serious: This sounds serious. I am having trouble picturing teeth that are fine, but the gum is missing. I think you should get your son to a doctor to make ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Horrible Teeth: Horrible teeth, and the problems associated with that can cause pain anywhere in, around or near your mouth. Call a dentist to restore your horrible ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Not necessarily: What did the dentist say? If your dentist felt as if you needed further antibiotic treatment, he or she would have given it to you.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Probably not: But I think if you are concerned about cancer, that you should have your dentist take a look.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
You answered: It is possible that you answered your own question. Sounds like you have an infection. It could be from the implant, or another tooth or something e... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Have patience: Mouth ulcers generally heal in seven to ten days. I would not recommend putting anything on it as that can burn and cause additional healing time.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Yes.: Thumb sucking is bad for many reasons. I havent heard of your issue, but it certainly makes sense that if your child rubs his eyes after taking his t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
No: Tartar is calcified plaque. You can remove the plaque before it becomes tartar by brushing and flossing, but once it hardens it must be removed with ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Not necessarily: Fissures in the tongue are quite normal. Just make sure that you clean your tongue regularly.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Depends: Fillings or other dental restorations vary in cost from area to area. However, one thing is consistent: the cost of the filling varies depending on i... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Enjoy: I dont understand why the limitation on fresh dairy, but canned clam chowder wouldnt seem to fall under that category anyway. Just make sure you dont... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Yes.: Composite fillings will stain over time. Unless you are going to completely stop drinking coffee, it is ok.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Check with your ENT: See if you have any blockages in your nasal area which is causing you to breathe through your mouth at night.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
No: You would need an anti-fungal rinse.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
It's : It's possible that some cement remains and is giving you the sense that something is underneath. I think your dentist should see you sooner than two ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
It : It doesnt surprise me that your gums are sore. It might take a week for you to feel better, but then i would expect your gums to feel better than bef... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
There are many: Trust you anesthesiologist to give you the proper medication for your health, and to keep you comfortable.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
If : If you are not comfortable with the dentist using the papoose board discuss it with him or her. Maybe you will come to understand their reasons. If ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
A : A fixed partial denture is not cosmetic. There are very real reasons why missing teeth need to be replaced. Be careful though when dealing with insur... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Another : Another reason for bad breath could be gerd- gastro esophageal reflux disease. Do you have heartburn? Try an over the counter antacid and see if tha... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
It's : It's doubtful that an abscessed tooth would kill you. However, an untreted infection can spread and can cause difficulty in breathing and other vital... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
The : The real question is what is wrong with the bridge? Hy odes it not fit correctly, or does it. A bridge can be removed without damaging tha abutments... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
The : The first choice would be to use what remains of the tooth and restore it- if feasible. If not, then you and your dentist should consider removing th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Absolutely. : Absolutely. The alternative to implants would be removable prostheses. Implants will enable to to achieve the look and feel of your own natural teet... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
There : There is no problem with the anesthetic and a heart valve. The problem stems from the possibility of infection entering the blood during the procedur... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, government programs (medicaid and medicare) have generally excluded dentistry for adults. If you have any coverage it will be very min... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
There : There is no product that can do the job that quadrant deep scaling can do. It is good that you are conscientious about your oral hygiene. Unfortunat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
I : I would not be too concerned with a little bit of bleeding. It is possible that the stitches pulled a little and caused some minor bleeding. Unless ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
You : You probably should have seen your dentist a long time ago. Under normal circumstances, proper fitting dentures should not require adhesive. I don't... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
A : A fixed partial denture (bridge) is made by preparing (grinding) teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth for crowns. An impression is made... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
In : In 2012 there are many ways to make your teeth straighter and better looking. Of course, without the benefit of a complete dental exam, i cannot spe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Products : Products are only an adjunct treatment. The only things you need to control gingivitis is a toothbrush, dental floss and the proper technics to use t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
You : You should definitely let your dentist know about your discomfort. If there is a problem, i think he or she would rather know prior to seeing you for... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Yes. : Yes. Unless the source of the infection is treated it is likely that it will return. What caused the gum infection? You need to have definitive tre... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
All : All professional teeth whitening systems are essentially the same. How long the procedure lasts depends less on the treatment, and more on your lifes... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
They start healing: Blood clots are the first step in the healing process. Over time, a blood clot will start laying down fibers which develop into gum tissue. So the c... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Yes: You can get apthous ulcers in your throat.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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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