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Dr. Richard Reinitz

Prosthodontics
PEARLAND, TX
40 years experience male

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Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
2-4 weeks: Assuming your teeth are healthy and not in need of additional treatment, a removable partial denture will usually take 3-4 weeks. Fixed or permanent t... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes: Insurance companies pay based on an agreement with the insured and the insurer not when it is appropriate or necessary. Everything wears out and for e... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes: Actually, implants themselves have a success rate in excess of 95%. While there is no gum attachment, there is a strong bone attachment and with prop... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
No : The denture process usually involves 5 steps, two involving impressions of your mouth, a step to record your bite a try in with the teeth set in wax a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
No: Both upper and lower teeth have to be moved so that fit into each other. If you just do one arch than your teeth won't match up.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Not sure: Depends on the dentist's fee and the calendar limit of your policy.
A 34-year-old female asked:
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40 years experience
yes: This is a benign condition which does not require any treatment beyond brushing your tongue.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes: Provided your dentures fit well and you are not eating ice cream with nuts, raisins or chips of any kind as this will create problems.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Have a new one made: Unfortunately the only solution is a new denture or set of dentures.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Stop: Toothpaste is not made for application to the skin. You likely have a mild inflammation which should go away on its own in day or two.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
yes but: You can have braces but while you are undergoing treatment you will not be able to wear your partial dentures. The orthodontist should be able to cons... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
No: You may try full strength peroxide but you risk making the pink acrylic appear bleached if you leave the denture soaking for too long.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Perhaps: Swollen lymph nodes can be the result of allergies, sinus drainage as well as tooth, jaw and gum infections. If you have sinus issues or allergies tha... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Several: Traditionally, most implants are done as you state in three parts, the implant, the abutment which connects into the implant and supports the crown. T... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes: The tooth can be repaired or replaced.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Possibly: Depends on how much space there is and how much your teeth have shifted both next to the space and above the space.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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40 years experience
Abscess?: It is not uncommon to suffer pain due to an irreversible pulpits, i.e. Abscessed tooth if the teeth that support the bridge had previous fillings or c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes but: You can use over the counter meds for short term pain relief. But you should go back to your dentist to have them adjusted.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Not really: Teeth act as drapes and keep cheeks out of the way. This should stop when you get your dentures.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
See the surgeon: It may resolve on it's own but it is best to have the surgeon check the site.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
yes: Replacing a missing tooth is almost always an option although it may not occur right after the removal of the tooth. There are alot of options ask the... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Hard to answer: As a rule, the amount of precious metal under a porcelain bridge is kept to a minimum, the supporting teeth have less precious metal than the replacem... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Hour or less: Depending on the number of teeth involved and if additional procedures are necessary but in most cases less than one hour.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Nothing: Your best option is to have your teeth cleaned, brush 5x/day and floss 3x/day. You can bleach your teeth with either in office systems or take home sy... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
High noble: Generally, high noble based crowns are more expensive due to the cost of gold. However, all porcelain crowns are very esthetic and can also be expensi... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Both: Saying which is "best" depends on what you mean by best. Excluding any cosmetic concerns, an all gold crown will likely last the longest but is least ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes: Removing the tissue that goes between the teeth and connects the gums to the lips removes muscle which is what is causing the space. Removing the tis... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
No : If you have full dentures the answer is no, if however, one arch is a denture and the other is natural teeth then yes, the question is why would you d... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Rinse and clean: Rinse with peroxide followed by warm water with the dentures out of the mouth 5x/day rinse your denture out and keep it clean soak as per your instruc... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
No: Only if you swallow significant amounts. As these are rinses they are not designed to be swallowed. Swallowing small amounts should not harm you in an... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Depends: The limits to how much tooth structure can be removed depends on what you are trying to do but is general limited to a certain adequacy of height and ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
yes: Fixed bridges are nonremovable prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. If you are missing one tooth then the teeth on either side of the space are ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Toothpaste: If it is a crown or fixed bridge and it has come out of the mouth, put toothpaste into crown or bridge and place back over the teeth. If you talking a... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes: During your actual delivery it might be advisable to remove your partial however, in most cases they can be left in. Tell your OB and he or she will a... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes: If you are taking steroids these medications may Prohibit implant placement however, if this not the case then consider getting another opinion form a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Not necessarily: Depends on the office, doctor and place of surgery. In a hospital setting likely yes, in an office likely no.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
New denture: Valplast dentures are difficult to adjust and to add to. Unfortunately the only option is a new appliance.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes and no: Dentures can be made over root stumps after root canals are done on the teeth and are called over dentures. In certain cases, a denture can be made ov... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes and no: This is not an uncommon side affect of the surgery. In most cases full feeling comes back but it can months. It depends on how difficult the extractio... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
No: The chipped teeth are symptomatic of the TMJ syndrome. In other words, the jaw problem caused the teeth to chip. Fixing the teeth will not fix the und... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
No: Herpetic lesions are contagious but viral in origin, cancre sores are not contagious or infectious. They ususally occur due to stress. The treatments ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes: It is essential that you see a dentist as there are many treatment options that dentists have as well as the need for surgical procedures which can m... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes: It is important to replace missing teeth to prevent shifting of teeth which can cause problems with your bite and resultant damage to adjacent and opp... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Rinse and soak: Take your dentures out after every meal and rinse all food debris off them and rinse your mouth out as well. Soak your dentures in denture cleanser ac... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
No: Once you get accustomed to having this bridge and eating on it, you should actually chew better since you have more teeth on which to chew. Make sure ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Not well: Denture cleanser is for dentures and not meant for your fingers.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
40 years experience
Yes : And it is harmful. You must rinse your dentures well after soaking them in cleanser.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Reinitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Reinitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am asked as the patient which type I want. Hmm. Anyway, I hope the restorative dds is able to properly install it with the abuttment and not goof up. Located in Florid...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I cannot figure out why my period adds (years ago) never placed bone grafting material in extracted sites. I did not know about grafts then. Inexcusable. Let the patient...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hmm. The general dds had tried to bang off the permanent bridge since it fit poorly. Recemented it again. Went for quarterly cleanings. The abutted tooth needs extractio...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University Dental College
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

VAMC Houston

Awards

Top Prosthodontist, First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Top Prosthodontist, First Place, Texas - Summer
2013
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