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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
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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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
It's his problem: I appreciate your concern. If the wisdom teeth begin to hurt, your son will go to the dentist. We all want to do everything for our children. Somet... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Talk to them.: You should discuss your concerns with your friend. I wouldn't initiate any interventions or anything like that at this point.
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
No: You need a hard nightguard adjusted especially to your bite.
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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 female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Yes : Yes and no. It is healthy for your gums for teeth to be flat as they emerge from the gums. However, you are describing a esthetic problem we call 'b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
No. : No. It is not okay to wait. The cavity will only get larger and more expensive. Your insurance should pay their portion of the restoration regardle... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Maybe: It depends what it was. If it was actually a cyst and it was removed properly, the chances of it returning are small.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Maybe: Pain usually is the sign that there is a problem. However if you feel you have swelling and no pain, there may still be a problem that you are not aw... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
The : The two previous answers give the biologic reasons why it is important to replace missing or lost teeth. It seems from your question that you are some... 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
The : The first question is: does your son need a night guard and why does he grind his teeth at night? I am skeptical that an eight year old would brux (g... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
No. : No. The idea of the gum treatment was to reduce the size of the inflamed gums. Sorry. You now have what we unfortunately call 'black triangle diseas... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
The : The only way for you to get an accurate cost estimate is to visit a dentist and have them do a comprehensive exam and treatment plan. Many dentists wi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
The : The statistics from over fifty years of Fluoride in the water are staggering. The mere presence of one part Fluoride per million reduces cavities by ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
No. : No. They are not the same thing, although cracked tooth syndrome can eventually lead to a cracked tooth. Cracked tooth syndrome is when a tooth hurts... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
I : I think the fact that you do not trust the recommendation of this doctor is very important. You need to feel comfortable with the doctor to whom you ... 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
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
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 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 member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
I : I think it is important for you to trust the dentist who is doing the bone graft to make the choice of the type of material. There are many biologic ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
There : There are many dentists who offer third party financing. That is easy. If someone has a job and decent credit then the finance company is likely to p... 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
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
Anytime : Anytime a tooth is lost and not replaced, the teeth around it and chewing against it may move. If you cannot get the implant in short order, make sur... 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
It : It sounds as if it is not a root canal problem, but a peridontal issue. Choosing to remove the tooth and placing an implant often times offers the be... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
You : You can have them contoured if you dont mind them being shorter. If you dont want them shorterthen they can possibly be bonded. Your dentist will rec... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Our : Our deep cleaning appointments are scheduled for an hour. During that time we do as many areas as possible, but usually one. However, i dont think th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
It : It sounds as if there are problems with both your bite and the vertical dimension- that is the amount of space there is between your jaws when you clo... 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
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
It : It may not be the right thing to do to copy the original tooth. It needs a crown for some reason, either decay, fracture or other loss of tooth struc... 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 member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Grinding : Grinding your teeth may be due to stress or anger. You can try to reduce these things in your life.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
It : It sounds like you are describing a fractured tooth. You may be able to wait if it doesn't bother you too much. You do run the risk that you may fra... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Brush your tongue: And watch your diet. Bad breath comes from different sources than just your teeth. Do make sure that your gums are healthy. When was the last time ... Read More
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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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
No: You would need to have years of neglect, and severe periodontal disease before a tooth would come out on its own. Even then you would lose one at a t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Mayber: You could be pregnant, but i dont think it is causing your tongue to be numb.
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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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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Invisalign: Unfortunately, once your teeth move they need to be orthodontically moved again.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Yes: It is called a fissure, and fissures in the tongue are quite normal. See the diagram.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Depends: Whats wrong with your tooth? Depending on what's wrong would determine the treatment. Of course, only a licensed dentist can make the proper determin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
If : If you are not uncomfortable, you can spend the weekend asking your friends for a recommendation for anew dentist. Most dentists would be happy to se... Read More
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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
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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.
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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