Dental Implants Q: I am only missing my last lower back tooth, but my dentist insists that I replace it with an implant and crown even though I don't even have the upper tooth for it to meet with while chewing. ...
Ask the Dentist Column
March 30, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I recently attended one of your seminars and found the use of digital impressions fascinating versus the goopy molds but, I can’t seem to find a dentist on the West Coast of Florida who uses this technique. Any suggestions? A: The ...
March 23, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Antibiotics Q: My tooth hurt quite a bit after a root canal. A friend of mine who is a retired dentist asked me why the endodontist did not give me antibiotics before or after the root canal. What do you ...
March 16, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Work Q: I am about to embark on major, costly dental work. Can I ask the doctor to speak with some of his patients to see how things went for them? A: I love this question because my affirmative answer I ...
March 9, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Implant Treatment Q: I do a lot of traveling and I need to explore faster ways to complete my implant treatment. I need fewer appointments and cannot wait three to six months to finish. What other options exist?...
March 2, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I broke a tooth down to the gum line. One doctor wanted $5,000 to pull the tooth and replace it with an implant and crown. I went to another doctor who put some pins in the stump ...
February 24, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: While reading your columns since 2004, I noticed that you have always been on staff at a hospital. What does a dentist do as a member of the medical staff at a hospital? A: Well, I can tell you it has ...
February 17, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Implant Crown Q: I had an implant and a crown placed three months ago. Now I am getting food stuck between that crown and the one in front of it, which is annoying the heck out of me. Is this right and ...
February 3, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Q: Can you tell me what problems would arise in treating someone with EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)? A: My good friend of thirty five years and awesome Palm Beach County podiatrist, Dr. Alan Hartstein and I ...
January 20, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Specialist Q: What did you today at your office? (Note: Actual question!) A: As the Beatles’ lyric goes: Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up I noticed I was late. Honestly? 9:00 a.m.: ...
January 13, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Hybrid Implant Bridge Q: I am missing most of my upper teeth and absolutely do not want dentures. I have qualified for Care Credit zero interest financing for $21,000. One doctor said I could only have five implants and a ...
January 6, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: My husband says when I speak; I show my lower teeth, which are much worse looking than my uppers. Do dentists ever do veneers on just the lowers? A: Most of my holiday stay-cation consisted of fitness ...
December 30, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I had an awful experience in a dental office while having teeth pulled and implants placed on my back right jaw. The doctor had me in the chair for five hours and was pounding a hammer and chisel in my mouth claiming he needed to do this to ...
December 23, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
West Palm Beach Dental Implants Q: I have no teeth on the bottom and had a dentist place four implants. The hope was to then make a denture that would ...
December 9, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
West Palm Beach Crown Lengthening Q: I just had a new crown placed and when I got home I noticed that the edges are nowhere near my gum line, yet the ...
November 18, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS