Q: I recently had some crowns done in my mouth. Some are so tight I can’t floss them, the others have gaps that keep trapping food every time I eat. I am really annoyed with the dentist. What is wrong with ...
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Porcelain Crown Q: I have a temporary crown. Money is tight for me to have a permanent porcelain crown and wonder how long I can hang on to this one before I have a problem. A: I will answer this great question ...
March 15, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Can a failing root canal be saved? Q: Just a few months ago I had two root canals done by a specialist. I saw my general dentist for pain and swelling in that same area. He took an ...
November 2, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Crowns Palm Beach Dentist Dr. Mitchell Josephs Answers Questions on Crowns Q: Does it really matter who does my crown? Why not go to the doc with the lowest fee? A: “Often it is not ...
September 14, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Crowns Q: I don’t understand something. My dentists just finished a big job of dental crowns on me. He took impressions and tons of measurements during many lengthy appointments. How come he still had to grind ...
July 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
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
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
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
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
West Palm Beach Oral Surgeon Q: I need a bunch of crowns. I see many ads touting “discount” crown fees. Does it really matter what office I ...
September 23, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
West Palm Beach Oral Surgeon Q: Dear Dr. Josephs: I read your columns sometimes in disbelief. I had to go through seven appointments just for the replacement of one ...
September 3, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I am a daughter of a physician and grew up hearing stories of difficult patients from my Dad. I am about to embark on some major dental work including veneers, crowns ...
July 22, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I hear from my friends who have had implants all different stories: Some had crowns attached right away on their implants, some after three months, some after six months, some after a whole year. Why the variation? A: Thanks to the ...
December 10, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: Why are my brand new front and back crowns trapping food up in the gum line between the teeth? This is very annoying! A: I actually answered this reader’s question by having him shoot me an iPhone picture. I saw the ...
November 19, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS