Q: I have been considering a cosmetic makeover for my smile, but I notice many people are walking around with Chiclets. Why is this? Don’t they see how ridiculous they look? A: ...
January 9, firstname.lastname@example.org
Why You Should Never Have Dentures I know I need implants to have permanent teeth, but is it the end of the world to stay with dentures? My parents had them for years. Just got back form Iceland. Picture ...
June 20, email@example.com
Full Dentures Q: Other than not “feeling great”, do I have other potential health risks using dentures? A: The thing I like least about my profession is breaking bad news to patients. (Not the mild stuff; like “Too Jays is ...
March 1, 2017Dr. 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
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
Q: I have to have the last back lower tooth removed and wonder if it is really necessary to have it replaced. A: The great comedian George Carlin had this great bit on how he saves anything that ...
July 15, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I have none of my teeth left and suffer with dentures. I have several French Canadian friends with the same issues due to poor dental care as children. We have heard some bad stories of implants failing and patients losing their ...
November 26, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: (From last week): I have had bad luck with the looks of my denture teeth. Each time they are re-done I either show too much gum, not enough teeth, or the opposite. The teeth never seem to fit my face; ...
August 20, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I have had bad luck with the looks of my denture teeth. Each time they are re-done I either show too much gum, not enough teeth, or the opposite. The teeth never seem to fit my face; too wide, too ...
August 13, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I have had dentures for over twenty years and am happy with them. Why does my dentist keep pushing implants? Irv in Lake Worth A: In your best Richard Nixon impression, repeat after me: “My dentist is not a crook!”. Dentures are not a cure for replacing missing teeth. ...
December 4, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: My dentist wants to place four implants to hold my dentures in place. To save money, why can’t I have just two like other friends of mine had? Sol in Lake Worth. A: Trust me on this one. It’s not ...
February 14, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I tried getting a refund for faulty implant and denture work I had done at a franchise dental office. The doctors told me they “do not own the business” and I must “deal with their corporation’s headquarters in another state”. What’s ...
January 17, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I would like just two implants and two attachments placed in my lower jaw to keep my lower denture from moving. I have seen some of my friend’s dentures and no two look alike. How do I know which ...
December 6, 2011Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: Recently, six old crowns and their posts came off the front upper teeth that they were attached to. My dentist wants to do all new posts and crowns. Why cant he just re-glue the old work back onto the teeth? Dan in West Boca A: Well, Dan, you can consider ...
September 27, 2011Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I have worn full dentures for decades and have had no complaints. Is there any general health concerns that should make me consider implants?...Moe in Boynton.
March 1, 2011Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS