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 ...
Ask the Dentist Column
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 ...
August 6, 2014
Q: I needed my front two old crowns redone due to decay under the old ones. After the new ones were cemented, I went home and saw they have a gray shadow in the middle and do not match my adjacent ...
July 30, 2014
Q: I notice over the years having so many teeth worked on at different times in my life, none of my teeth match each other anymore. What is the permanent fix for this? A: I have a great slide that illustrates your ...