Failed Dental Implants Q: I went through an extraction, bone graft, dental implant and crown. Unfortunately, one month later the whole thing got loose, infected and needed to be removed. How could this most costly situation have been prevented? A: As I ...
Ask the Dentist Column
July 6, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Implant Denture Q: My husband had his upper teeth extracted, sinus lifts, bone grafts and several implants plus, what was called an “overdenture” that clips to the implants. Several times some of the teeth have broken off the denture and ...
June 29, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Thin Bone Dental Implants Q: I have been missing my front lower teeth for many years. My dentist told me my bone is too thin for implants. What else can I do? I hate the idea ...
June 22, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Research Q: I need a lot of dental work, but should I wait for something new that is just around the corner? What does the future hold for us in dental care? A: Waiting is not a ...
June 15, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Surgery Q: I am on blood thinners and am worried about having to need extractions and dental implants. I know from doing research on your practice that you perform over 200 extractions and 200 implants each ...
June 8, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Hi-Tech Dental Office Q: How can I tell if my current office is up to date? A: All I have to do is basically give you an outline of our seminar to the public. A multi-media Power Point extravaganza! (Details below). Why ...
June 1, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Implants Q: I have extensive upper crown and veneer work. Recently I lost my two front teeth and had them replaced with two dental implants and two crowns. I noticed I now have a black triangle-shaped hole at the gum ...
May 25, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Nasal Spray Q: Has dental technology come up with a way to get numb without shots? A: Forget the iPhone, the Tesla, breast implants and, my favorite, the Black and White Cookie: Get ready for Kovanaze, aka a mouth-numbing nasal spray. Mouth-Numbing Nasal ...
May 18, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
X-rays Q: I recently had a problem finding cracks X-rays missed. I had a tooth removed due to a fracture that apparently went un-detected during my frequent exams and X-ray visits. Is there anyway to prevent this from happening ...
May 11, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Office Q: I attended one of your free seminars about a year ago and was wondering if your next one will have new material? A: Wow. Is my act getting stale? Impossible! Just ask the bunch that shows up to each and ...
May 4, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Implants Q: I am eighty years old and have lots of dental work. My hygienist explained what all the hardware was in my mouth on the X-rays, including several implants done by various doctors over the years. Why ...
April 27, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Implant Crowns Q: I need implants to replace two front teeth that I was born missing. How can you make the implant crowns look just like the neighboring natural teeth? A: You could have not asked for ...
April 20, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Placebo Q: I was always told since I was a kid that I am allergic to penicillin and Latex. I will need both for my implant and crown work. Should I be concerned? A: Firstly, check with your physician about ...
April 13, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I had an awful experience at the dentist. He just could not get me numb enough to do the work. I thought dentistry has advanced to the point that this kind of thing can’t happen anymore. What else ...
April 6, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
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. ...
March 30, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS