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Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth.

What is a prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus at least three additional years of advanced training and education in an accredited prosthodontic graduate program. They specialize in diagnosis and treatment planning of patients with complex dental needs that involve repair or replacement of natural teeth with a variety of fixed or removable prosthetic options.

What is the difference between a dentist and a prosthodontist?

A general dentist is a primary dental care provider. They offer routine dental check-ups and cleanings, in addition to basic restorative treatments, including fillings, crowns and bridges. A prosthodontist is a dental specialist. They are highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. Prosthodontists are THE recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth and are considered the leaders of the dental treatment plan. General dentists often refer to prosthodontists when dealing with complex cases or cases that are outside their scope of practice.

Why choose a prosthodontist?

Choose a prosthodontist because of their advanced education and training, efficiency, and expertise in full-mouth rehabilitation. Prosthodontists are extensively trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics. Rigorous training and experience give prosthodontists a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth.

Our prosthodontic treatments include:

  • NDental implants
  • NImplant-supported fixed prosthesis
  • NCrowns and bridges
  • NDentures and partial dentures
  • NPorcelain veneers
  • NInlays and onlays
  • NFull mouth reconstruction
  • NOcclusal guard/bite splint

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