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Dr. Joseph Greenberg

Prosthodontics
Villanova, PA
male

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Office

Villanova, PA

Address

600 Newtown Road, Villanova, PA
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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Prosthodontics

Cosmetic Dentistry

Periodontics

Doctor Q&A

94 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Very variable: Need to know alot more details before we can give you a meaningful answer.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Everything wears...: Everything we dentists put in patients mouths wear over time. If you've had good success for 5 years, time for a new one.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Better with gingiva: Survival rates of dental implants are not uniformly 90%. Those with a healthy cuff of attached gingiva do better over time.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends: Every one is unique. If your problem truly only requires upper braces then it is very smart and correct for the dentist/orthodontist to just address ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: But, if you make up your mind to learn to use them properly, you can do very well. Ask your dentist for some coaching.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Dental Prophylaxis: A dental hygienist is best for dental stain removal. If the stain can't be removed by her professional methods, it is likely a cavity.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Same dentist?: Each time a bridge is remade more tooth substance may be lost. Look for a specialist in crowns and bridges this time. That's a prosthodontist.
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: Unfortunately, sometimes these bridges have to be remade. The dentist needs to take care of you as best he/she can.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Back teeth important: Your back teeth are very important to protect your front teeth from excessive biting pressures. Don't neglect them.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Can happen: If your gum ridge is large (good thing) the pink base may be thin and so the teeth which are processed to that base, can show thru.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: Absolutely safe and a good idea.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Baking soda?: There is some evidence that toothpastes that contain baking soda are safe (non abrasive) and good at stain removal.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
The dental tech: Depends on the dental technician making the piece. Some are 10x more expensive for this work than others. And, usually worth it!
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Gold alloys best: Porcelain over gold with strong gold support is best long term based on info we have to date.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Very variable.: The gold is used based on the size and shape of the teeth being restored. Are you a big person with big teeth? A small person with small teeth? T... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Never heard of this.: If you are referring to complete dentures then all teeth would be out. No teeth, nothing to put braces on.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Fixodent, toothpaste: Fixodent denture adhesive if you can get some, or just Fluoride toothpaste if you can't.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Sonicare toothbrush: If that's all you have, 2 minutes, then use a sonicare toothbrush with a modified bass brushing technique (point the bristles into the gumline at 45 d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Ultrasonics: A liquid bath of chemicals with ultrasonic waves thru the liquid.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Why not?: Vinyl (valplast) can be adjusted with certain tools.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: There are a few ways to do this and it is worth considering for an important reason: the function and health of your jaw bone is to serve and support... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: Especially if it is well designed and well made. Don't shop for price. Look for quality. This is part of your body that you will use every day.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Fixed or removable?: Sounds like yours will be removable. At best we consider those about 35% as functional as natural teeth. But, if it is well fitted it may work out f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Could be but...: If you feel hot to the touch and feverish you might have an infection which needs treatment. Please check with your dentist/surgeon right away.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
No.: Temporary cements eventually leak at the margins (edges) of the abutments allowing teeth to decay and even break off at the gumline. If it's not to... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
How long?: Some new crowns and bridges feel "tight" for the first day or so, but that feeling should dissipate. If it doesn't, tell your dentist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Chlorhexidine rinses: 60 seconds of Chlorhexidine rinses (.12%) 2 times per day. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is one brand. Need a prescription. Listerine isn't bad... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
See below: A fixed or removable prosthesis replacing one or more teeth.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Choose wisely: Nothing lasts forever especially a prosthetic device that gets so much use as a dental bridge. The longevity depends heavily on the skill and experti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: Did you recently have a tooth extracted? Does it hurt? Dry sockets usually hurt a lot. Check with your dentist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Bleeding gums.: If your gums bleed when you brush, floss or "poke" with a toothpic between your teeth you probably have gingivits, or worse...Periodontitis. See a de... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: Allergies to plastics and to certain metals are well described. Ask your dentist to take a look at your skin reaction.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Clorox bleach: Clorox bleach will whiten acrylic dentures but best to dilute it with water first.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
'free dent': This is a gum designed not to stick to most dental work.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends on you: Each individual has their own nutritional needs consistent with their other health and wellness status. There are plently of 'soft/liquid' choices th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Usually no: Usually they are tight at first and get looser over time. Best to show your dentist and ask his/her advice.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Perhaps it is loose!: Get to your dentist right away. Re cementing the bridge may still be possible if the abutment (holding) teeth are still intact.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Can't say...: But, insurance should cover it. Perhaps your homeowner's insurance?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
No.: Not unless you have no other choice to save the teeth. Have a consult with a gum specialist (periodontist) to make sure.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: The dangerous part is getting past your airway and into your stomach. Once it is there (if it wasn't you would be coughing and choking) it will pass.... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Very variable: Many, many people in our world wear dentures. Some do fine...Others do not. It's up to you.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Very variable: Much depends on the skill and experience of the dentist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: Especially one that is well designed to facilitate daily biofilm control.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: The infection needs to be drained. That is basic medicine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
That depends...: Modern dentistry has numerous methods of effective pain control. Give us a try?
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Several ways: A water pic daily; a sonic brush; superfloss; floss threader and sweep under the dummy tooth or pontic.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Clorox: But be careful to use it only on the teeth, not the pink base.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Full dentures?: Full dentures means you have no teeth at all. Impressions are made of the gum ridges, denture bases are made and teeth set on them. There should be ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
It might.: Opposing teeth can erupt (grow up) into the space and adjacent teeth (#14) may lean forward into the space as well. Why do you want to do this? Fixe... Read More

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Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Dr. Greenberg is an exceptional dental specialist and always a pleasure to work with as I know the patients will have not only the best possible dental treatment but wonderful ...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Joe is a wonderful teacher, leader in the community and a caring dentist. His talents have pleased his patients for decades. He is terrific dentist.
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Dr. Greenberg is a highly competent practicioner. We have worked on numerous dental implant cases producing excellent results. Dr. John Whytosek
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
MD

Awards

Top Dentists, Philadelphia Magazine
Special Community Service Award, 2nd District Dental Society
Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine

Affiliations

American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
Academy of General Dentistry
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