Dr. Mark Venincasa

Dentistry - Cosmetic
Dallas, TX
37 years experience male

Locations

Mark A Venincasa DDS, VenincasaDental.com

Dallas, TX

Address

17330 Preston Road, Suite 116-D, Dallas, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(972) 250-0134

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Guardian Life

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

My general and cosmetic dental practice began in 1986. My practice has grown primarily through word of mouth referral. Over the years we have become known for our honesty, genuine concern, quality of care and service, our attention to detail, single appointment crowns, and cosmetic dentistry.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Dentistry - Endodontics

General Practice

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Doctor Q&A

494 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Home remedies?: This is a tough one. Certainly non-steriodals like Ibuprofen can help to take the edge off the pain. Sometimes a tooth ache is transient, or fleetin... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
See the dentist...: Perhaps the filling is too high and is supporting your bite too much. Perhaps something else is going on. Your dentist knows the most about this too... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
I would say no...: Many times when a tooth is extracted the dental professional will place a bone graft to assist in maintaining the quantity and quality of the bone. H... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
No: Veneers are more fragile than natural tooth structure.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Nice question...: The other teeth are protected by a healthy blood supply entering the tooth. The infection cannot pierce through those blood vessels. However, the ab... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
A good question...: The cause can be most anything. It may include an infection, a leaking filling, deeper decay, trauma from clenching or grinding, or something else. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
See your dentist...: There is no way to cure the cause of the infection without an antibiotic and without treatment to remove the cause. Both of these require a dental li... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Specifically...: The root canal is a portion of the tooth that is hollow and contains the nerve and the blood vessels that feed the tooth. Root canal therapy or root ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
It is possible: I would visit your dentist and have the dentist determine if it is possible.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Details on veneers: Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the surface of the teeth. They are used to lengthen, whiten, brighten, and re-shape teeth. T... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Yes: I would have them evaluated by your general dentist. They may need an updated special x-ray called a panoramic x-ray. This will allow more complete ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
See your dentist: Your general dentist would have several options available for bleaching teeth really fast. I would visit there first. The home systems are very good... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Quite well...: A well-made set of dentures can restore most of the chewing function that has been lost. The upper dentures usually stay on by a suction-like seal. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
I would not...: Please seek the attention of a dentist. If handled improperly an abscess can lead to more serious infections spreading to other parts of the body inc... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Not much: Lumineers are a brand name, like Nike. There are many brands of materials to use for veneers. Just because Lumineers has decided to market to the gene... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
I would say no...: I have never heard of using ear wax removal for this purpose. For the safety of the teeth i would not recommend this at all.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Some effort, easy: I would brush away the surfaces of the appliance with a soft brush and a small amount of toothpaste. I would then soak the appliance for at least a f... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Yes!: As long as porcelain can be removed and not added, it is very possible to reshape the veneers.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Varies: I would contact your dentist if it is still sore after a few days. The bite on it may need to be adjusted. It is wise to keep in contact with your d... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Not really: The blood type one has is dependent upon the mother and the father. One's blood type as a result can often be totally different from the mother and t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Yes it may...: Certainly restoration of the gums as well as the teeth is needed for the best esthetic result at times. I would discuss this with your dentist. Your... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
When inadequate...: Veneer replacement is not a regularly scheduled thing like an oil change. Veneers only need to be replaced when they are esthetically compromised per... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Yes...: There are whitening gels that can be used at home, and their are stronger gels that can be used under the supervision of a dentist. I would visit wit... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Yes, but....: It is best to have the damaged teeth repaired as best as possible to provide for the best result. Especially those teeth which support the partial de... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Yes.: The dentist can perform an exam to determine how much longer they can safely be. The greater the signs of wear the less they should be lengthened.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Yes: Even if you were to consider having the missing teeth replaced it would be best to do the whitening first. The replacement teeth can then be made or ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Not necessarily: When carefully done the veneers can be removed without creating much if any damage to the teeth. With the new veneers i would make sure the lines of ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
It depends: We all have different definitions of the word reasonable. In the end patients should feel they did indeed get what they paid for in order to satisfy ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
See your dentist...: I would not expect pain. It may need an adjustment. Please see your dentist. If there is pressure on the teeth then the teeth in question need to h... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
In a word....no...: It may be fairly common to have some tooth pain come and go. However, i would have it followed up by a dentist to make sure all is well.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Multiple options....: Please see a dentist who can evaluate your given situation. Options may include orthodontics, partial dentures, fixed dentures, dental implants, and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
See your dentist...: A tooth abscess is not cured by antibiotics. The cause must be addressed. If the cause is not addressed the infection can become very serious. Plea... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Ask your dentist..: I am not sure of the exact cause of the problem. Do you normally have issues with decay in other teeth as well? It may be an issue dealing with your... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Good question..: There may be some inflammation or infection that has not completely resolved. The bite on the crown may be too high or may interfere with grinding mo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
It depends: I do not know if we can ever know for sure who is better. I would search online reviews for specific patients who received invisalign from each one. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Missing tooth?: If there is a missing tooth you may well be a candidate. I recommend your seeing your dentist if you in fact do have a missing tooth or more. Your d... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
No..: Listerine does inhibit the formation of plaque to some degree. However, other things contribute to yellowing or stained teeth that the listerine does... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
No: Please do not wear them at night.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
No: I do not know these two things to be related. While breastfeeding i would recommend a well-balanced diet. This would prevent any adverse medical rel... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Numerous options...: For your given situation i would visit with a dentist. There are many factors that determine which is the best way to manage missing teeth. The opti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Not regular interval: Porcelain veneers may last for a long time or they may not. Variables include patient maintenance, the quality of the dental work, diet, habits, and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Go back to the DDS.: I would have the area evaluated by either your general dentist or by the surgeon who removed the tooth. There may be something else occurring that is... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Possibly...: If your gums are inflamed you may be sensitive to the ultrasonic scaler..... In some situations the mouth can be anesthetized prior to this procedure... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
They can be...: Rubber bands or elastics can be very helpful. Their efficiency depends upon a patient's willingness to cooperate. It also depends upon the proper el... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Can be very safe: If you seek care from a reputable dentist I am sure there will be no issues with this as far as dental science currently understands. If a dentist ut... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Depends...: This full set of x-rays is recommended every three to five years, in general. If this much time has past since your last set of 18 x-rays, then it is... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
No...: If you must chew tobacco, i would wait for 6 weeks after extraction of the wisdom teeth in general. Specifically for you, i would discuss this with t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Caution!!!: Now details are important here. If this tooth is an adult 6-year molar, the first permanent molar, it is too early to do a root canal procedure on it... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Here we go...: To even out the teeth perhaps simply recontouring the teeth artistically is all that is needed. What a great option that can be. If the teeth requir... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Sunglasses: Based on many years of personal experience, this is a common side effect of having contact lenses. I highly recommend polarized sunglasses for whenev... Read More
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Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Dr. Dave Burns
Jun 10, 2014
Mark enjoys helping his clients return back to normal- Dave Burns
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Venincasa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I cannot afford to loose my pain mangment doctor I would suffer without him. Plus I am in worker co
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) It's good to see proper oral hygiene mentioned. That is looked over .
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Perio. broke buccal wall at extraction = no bone graft. No implant.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Young Dentist of the Year, Dallas, County Dental Society, 1989
Dean's List, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Dental Branch, 1986
Graduated Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, 1983

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Texas Dental Association
Dallas County Dental Society
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