Why See a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics (also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry) is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, restoration, and replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontists can restore oral function through the placement of restorations or prostheses (crowns, implants, dentures, etc.).
Extensive training and experience give prosthodontists a unique understanding of the restoration of the dynamics of a smile and healthy mouth with the creation of tooth prostheses. Becoming a prosthodontist requires an additional three years of specialty training after obtaining a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree.
This specialized training must be completed at an ADA-accredited prosthodontic education program. This is where prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for the treatment of multiple, diverse, and complex dental conditions. They also learn how to restore optimum oral function and the aesthetics of a smile.
Advanced deterioration of a patient’s teeth usually creates issues beyond loss of a tooth or tooth structure. These issues can be addressed by our office. The prosthodontist is the “architect” of a dental treatment plan and collaborates with the general dentist and other specialists to facilitate comprehensive and complete treatment of the patient.
Prosthodontic treatment can literally redesign your smile with a number of different services including teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures and dental implants.
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