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Dr. John Thaler

Prosthodontics
King Of Prussia, PA
42 years experience male

Locations

By Design Dental Implant Center

King Of Prussia, PA

Address

234 Mall Blvd Suite 180, King Of Prussia, PA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Specialist in reconstruction and replacement of missing teeth. Full-time practice in Pennsylvania. Prosthodontist for By Design Dental Implant Center, where we do full mouth extractions and immediate implant placement and placement of temporary fixed teeth in the same day -- life changing treatment. Also, certified USAT Level I triathlon coach. Retired U.S. Navy Dentist with 35 years of service. Taught Dental school at Temple, Penn, and Southern Illinois University. I enjoy teaching, coaching, carpentry, reading, competing in triathlon and marathon events, and family. I believe we should always help one another, whether it is as simple as holding the door for someone, or providing counsel and advice.

Specialties
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Prosthodontics

Dentistry

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Take another one: It is not uncommon to have sore breasts and more noticable blood vessels appear even early in pregnancy. If the test is still negative, see your gynec... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
See dentist: See your dentist for 4 - 6 month check-ups , and cleanings. Especially important for the older orthodontis patients. Good luck.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Not likely: If they are already in place and healed, not likely at all.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Implants: See a prosthodontist and find out about implant options. At our implant center (by design implant center) we extract the remaining teeth and place imp... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Trifecta: Antiinflammatories (ibuprofen), Heat (moist pack), and Exercises. See your Oral Surgeon for advice on the specifics, esp. the exercises. You may take ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Shouldn't: This should not be a problem, unless it has been an extremely long time (months). Most dentists stand behind their treatment and will be happy to make... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Talk to Dentist: Talk to your dentist. In the meantime, take Ibuprofen if you can. 400mg 4 times / day withat least 12ounces of water.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Not necessarily: Always best to see the specialist. They are trained to respond to any and all complexities if they arise. It is ok to see general dentist for extracti... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Sure: Ask for liquid pain and anti-inflammatory medication. Good Luck.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Next best: They are your next best alternative. See the Prosthodontist for evaluation and options and treatment. Good Luck.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Yes !: Absolutely. Be sure that all the cement has been removed from where the brackets were placed, or these areas will not whiten. Now is the time to be ex... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Not sure about nhs: Best option for lifelong function, health , appearance and bone preservation is implant bridge. See the Prosthodontist for evaluation and options. Per... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Can't tell: Need more info and examination. See the Orthodontist and find out. Often the muscle that goes from your upper lip to your gums needs to be released to... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Discuss with Surgeon: Discuss this with your Oral Surgeon or whomever is providing the sedation. Good Luck.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Your choice: I have not used amalgam in my office in over 15 years. Composite more technically sensitive. Be sure your dentist is meticulous in restoring your teet... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Yes: If you are in optimum condition to begin with , this should be a challenge. If not optimum, then it can be a disaster.Frequently what you are feeling ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Fingernail ??: If the edge of the filling is not even with the tooth or if the tooth has worn underneath it then you might get a fingernail under the edge. Usually t... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Ulcer: Likely an ulcer(s). Possible traumatic ulcer from rough crusty food or chips, etc. Possible herpes infection , though this would be painful. Possible ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
See specialist: See the Periodontist for evaluation and treatment options. They are the experts in gum/bone tissues. Good for you to get back on track. Good Luck.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Many reasons: Teeth may be missing or severely broken down and poorly functioning due to many reasons. Decay, clenching , grinding, gum tissue disease, bullemia, ac... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Both can occur: Should fit snugly, unless the contours of the mouth and teeth prevent this. Sometimes the angles of the teeth and the undercuts of the tissues do not ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Varies: Depends upon where you live, and who does the surgery. Same as in philly. In town costs more than suburbs, generally. I would expect fees to be betwee... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Ask: Ask your Dentist if the palatal injection is necessary. I have been practicing for 34 years and almost never have to inject the palate. Often we can i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Depends: If they are pleasant, then enjoy them. If not, see a therapist to help you address this concern. Their expertise is helping you figure these things ou... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Mouth: Breathe through your mouth. Do not try to synch your breathing with your stride/cadence. It may find a way there sometimes, but do not force it. Depen... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Likely, but...: It should heal uneventfully, but not so in all cases. Much depends on the complete removal of the infected tissue in the socket after tooth removal. M... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Depends: See your Orthodontist for full evaluation to determine the cause and degree of your problem. Only then can the determination be made if invisalign wil... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Complete perio first: Team up with your periodontist and prosthodontist to work out best plan for you. You want to become periodontally stable before any definitive restora... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Sooner = better: It can be a ticking time bomb depending on the situation. Pulpotomy is usually an emergency treatment (except on Primary [baby] teeth). Get in to see ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Depends: Depends on the position of the teeth, the color of the teeth and the changes you are looking for. If you simply want whiter straighter teeth and there... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
None: You have covered them all. See a prosthodontist to determine the options and optimal treatment for you. Good luck.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Not really: See a prosthodontist for an evaluation. They are the experts. The flexible prostheses rely in many ways on tissue support and not strong support from ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Perfectly fine: Sugarless is the safest to keep your teeth healthy. Gum can be a nice exercise for your jaw muscles and helps salivary flow to help keep teeth rinsed ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
No: You cannot whiten the veneer. It is a ceramic / glass / silicate/ zirconia, etc. non-porous surface. What you have is what you have. Can have them rep... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Sleep lab: Go to a sleep lab for an evaluation. Usually found at hospitals. They will determine the level of sleep apnea -- if you have it at all. Often you will... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Absolutely: Yes, you can. The only problem can be if there are not enough teeth in the back to get anchorage. But, tads or implants can be placed to provide this ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
No: However, sometimes the orthodontist can add a tooth to the wire for esthetics -- but not function. See your orthodontist. If you have implants, they c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
YES: You may be developing a serious infection. A cellulitis may be forming. This can be a life-threatening condition. Call the emergency doctor on call at... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Differs: Different in the time required to burn the calories and the stress on your system. Many like to mix it up and do both. Whatever works best for you and... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Possibly: For a short while, yes. If it persists longer than a day or two, or worsens, then get back to your dentist to check it. Often the bite is off and need... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Yes: If you are one of the lucky ones. Best way to check is with a panoramic x-ray. Without this, it is possible that they are there, but not erupted into ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Every 6 months: If all is well, every six months. If you have chronic problems or difficulty keeping your teeh clean -- more often. We have many patients in for teeth... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Mouth rinse: This is an antibacterial mouthrinse. Commonly prescribed after some surgeries, especially if you are not allowed to brush for some time. Peridex (chlo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Might be one of 2: You might have either anug or primary herpes.If you have a bad taste and the little points of gum tissue between your teeth are starting to disappear,... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Unusual: It is possible that there is some residual swelling from the injection, if it was for an upper back tooth. 6 days is a bit long for this to last. I wo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Common on many: Common to have sealants placed on back teeth to fill-in deep grooves which are more susceptible to decay.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Yes.: Absolutely. Think a drop of blood in a quart of saliva. Until the wounds close over, you may have a small amount of pink saliva. If it is bright red, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Ibuprofen: Antiinflammatories are best. Most prefer Ibuprofen (motrin, etc.), others naproxyn sodium (alleve). Stay on soft diet. The pain will go away in a few ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Your toothpaste: See if changing your toothpaste brand or type helps. There are so many ingredients in them today, that some people have different responses. You might... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Not exactly, but....: An infection can occur with implant surgery, but the implants themselves do not cause infection. This is caused by bacteria. foreign body, necrotic ti... Read More
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Testimonials
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2.3K
Thank you notes
Dec 24, 2012
I commend Dr. Thaler for his consistently informative, to the point and articulate answers. It's obvious that he practices quality dentistry and cares about the well being of his patients.
Mar 24, 2013
Dr. Thaler among the best prosthodontists I know. I wish he was closer to the area where I practice. I trust Dr. Thaler to get optimum results even with difficult cases.
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Dr Thaler was an instructor of mine at Temple Dental School that I often saught out for help and guidance.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Now I understand + Middle class will drive up big credit bills---implants not for them. Insurance typically does not cover--even part of the implant crown. Outrageous. S...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My key is to get a general dds and specialist that are on my large group PPO plan that present dds's see themselves. Gen. dds not on my plan.Want to replace present peri...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My periodontist likes the 3i and says it is so easy for him to use. Restorative is not familiar with 3i. Perio did Straum. & had a problem. Called lab rep. Could not rea...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Naval Post-Graduate School, Bethesda, Maryland
Completed 1987

Residency

Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va
Completed 1981

Awards

Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
Top Dentist, Delaware Today Magazine
American Academy Of Implant Dentistry, Master

Affiliations

ADA - Member
Academy Of Stomatology Of Philadelphia - Member
USA Triathlon -- Certified Level I Coach

Publications

The Strength Of The All-porcelain Facial Margin in Cemented Anterior Ceramometal Crowns
Spark-Erosion Implant Supported Overdentures, Clinical And Laboratory Techniques
The Dual-Tray Impression Technique For Implant Retained Overdentures
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