Q: I’m 70 years old and would like a more attractive smile. I show way too much gum and have crooked dark teeth. My neighbor is an orthodontist and claims that I need to go with braces for one to two ...
Ask the Dentist Column
October 8, 2014
Q: Several years ago I had six upper implants placed to secure my denture. I recall that my previous dentist said that two of the implants “did not take”, but allowed him to use the remaining four to support the denture. ...
October 1, 2014
Q: I have no upper teeth and have been using a full upper denture for decades that is horribly loose. I recently landed a new job that will finally allow me to invest in implants, but I cannot bare the ...
September 24, 2014
Q: I am missing all my upper and lower teeth. How many implants for permanent teeth would I need to have a full arch of non-removable? A: Tombs of classic literature repeatedly refer to the mystical number 3, ...
September 17, 2014
I’m mad at my 78-year-old uncle Howard. He’s the middle brother between my late father, Robert, and the youngest; my uncle Joe. That’s right; Joseph Josephs. (My grandmother stuttered when naming him.) Two years ago he flew down from New York to ...
September 10, 2014
Q: While up North for the summer, my old DDS told me that some of the implants I had placed by my Florida DDS were failing and needed to be removed and replaced at great cost. I have no symptoms and ...
September 3, 2014
Q: My daughter is playing field hockey this year at school. Do any of the mouthguards in the stores suffice for her protection? A: I must give you the same advice I gave my bother-in-law: “Don't be a cheap-o, my sister deserves ...
August 27, 2014
Next Sunday if you are a man (or know of one), I would like to invite you to The Men’s Health Forum sponsored by the Brotherhood of Temple Israel, 1901 Flagler Dr. West Palm Beach on Sunday September 7th, ...
August 20, 2014
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 13, 2014
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 ...