Q: I have had several opinions on my much needed implant work. Some doctors say it could be done in four months, some say six months. A few require two surgeries, but some only one.
A: Recently a new patient asked me: “What are the benefits to my having my implant work done in YOUR office vs. someplace else.” (I felt like I was being interviewed for dental school circa 1983; break out the Members Only jacket, Jordache Jeans and white Capezios!)
Like David Letterman, now in retirement roaming the beach with a metal detector sporting sandals and black socks, we too like “Top 10 Lists.”
Here was my response which will be covered in detail at my FREE seminar next month. (Details below).
#1) All work is done by me in one office; surgery and prosthetics with no referrals to outside doctors.
#2) Incisionless, no-cut placement of the implants: no stitches, no second surgery in most cases.
#3) Implant stability will be measured at placement with the Penguin unit, a sound wave device that will tell us exactly when you can have the permanent teeth attached, usually in three months.
#4) Digital scan impressions of the implant with iTero (No goopy molds) Often AT THE TIME OF PLACEMENT so that the lab can begin making your crown(s) immediately.
#5) the use of Zimmer Biomet Implants, used by the top dental surgeons in the world, allowing for all of the above to take place. (Made in USA!) See you in person next month!
Editor’s Note: Dr. Josephs’ FREE seminar to the public takes place on Friday July 16th at 11:30 at the Double Tree on PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens. Our famous hot soft pretzels will be served. SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED; REGISTER TODAY by calling 561-832-2917 or email DRJOSEPHS@PALMBEACHDENTIST.COM Let us know what topics you would like to see covered. Dr. Josephs and his staff will be making a donation to St. Mary’s Pediatric Oncology Support team for each person who attends the seminar. It’s a great cause; we hope to see many of you attend! Only 29 seats remain.