Dr. Mitchell A. Josephs has a cosmetic and dental implant practice with an emphasis on complex crown and bridge reconstruction and porcelain veneers. A 1988 graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Dr. Josephs completed his dental medicine residency in his home town at Beth Israel Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. After completing his residency, he practiced in Manhattan’s Central Park West, where he continued to perfect his skills and education in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
In 1992, Dr. Josephs obtained his current practice in Palm Beach by assuming leadership of the exclusive Palm Beach practice of Dr. Sam Mallamo, who started the practice in 1958 and treated the likes of the Kennedys, Perry Como, George Hamilton, and many others. He attributes his success to a combination of state-of-the-art technology, individual care, and innovative service techniques.
Today, dental implant restoration is a routine treatment option at Dr. Mitchell Josephs. For many years, the standard way to replace one or more lost or extracted teeth was with a fixed bridge or a removable partial denture. But, placing a dental bridge involves tooth reduction on either side of the gap left by the extracted teeth. Subsequently, an interconnected series of crowns are cemented onto the prepared supporting teeth. No tooth preparation is needed to place a dental implant.
The issue with a bridge is that two or more healthy teeth must be drilled down to make space for the crowns that supported the bridge. Therefore, a bridge is comprised of a series of interconnected crowns. This setup makes it difficult to clean the supporting teeth properly, which can lead to decay, cavities and eventually loss of the dental bridge.
Modern dentistry has eliminated these problems with dental implants. Quite simply put, the titanium implant post is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Therefore, the implant fills the space once occupied by the root of the missing tooth. After the insertion, the post integrates with the jaw as the bone grows around the implant over several months. This allows time for the implant to become fixed in your jawbone, providing a comfortable and stable foundation. Once healing has completed, your oral surgeon will expose the end of the implant so your dentist in Palm Beach can place the abutment and dental crown.
A completed restoration is quite remarkable. The implant serves as a replacement tooth root and the dental crown fills in space. The final product looks and functions like your natural tooth. This is the most natural, conservative and straightforward way to replace missing teeth. Implants in Palm Beach can also be placed to secure full dentures, particularly lower dentures with no suction. Contact Dr. Mitchell Josephs and book a consultation today with our Palm Beach dentist. We are happy to discuss just how simple it is to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile!