Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the field in dentistry that focuses on the design and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. Prosthodontists undergo extra 3 years of advanced training after completing dental school.

Prosthodontists are extensively trained in state-of-the-art procedures to treat various complex oral conditions. They can formulate a comprehensive treatment plan that will restore the esthetics and functionality. With the newest technology, our prosthodontist offers all restorative dentistry options for patients missing teeth and other complex cases.

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There are many reasons why a prosthodontist may be consulted, including (but not limited to):

  • Creation of partial or full sets of dentures.
  • Desire to whiten the teeth or improve the aesthetics of the smile.
  • Filling gaps created by one or more missing teeth.
  • Interest in dental implants.

What treatments can the prosthodontist perform?

The prosthodontic treatments are designed to be long-lasting and esthetically pleasing. Generally, prosthodontic procedures are completed on a healthy mouth. Before the treatment can begin, it becomes necessary to control other diseases.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best option when you want to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants constitute of a metal titanium post that is implanted in the jawbone in a minor surgical procedure. Prosthodontists design and fit the implant crowns after surgical procedures.

Dental Veneers

A veneer is a thin, translucent shell made of porcelain or ceramic that is attached to the front teeth to hide defects like cracks and fractures. Veneers are custom-designed to match the shade, shape, and size of the tooth surrounding it.

Dental Crowns

Crowns are the artificial caps/covers that replace the visible surface of the tooth (above the gum-line). Often, crowns are required after root canal treatment or to fix the fractured/chipped teeth. The crowns can last for longer for years, up to decades.

Dental Bridges

Bridges is a tooth replacement method where healthy teeth are used to support a prosthetic tooth. The abutment teeth can support the bridge only if they are in a good condition otherwise dental implants might be required.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures can be designed for patients with no teeth due to trauma or periodontal disease. The complete set of dentures helps in restoring the functionality of the mouth along with chewing, biting, and speaking.

Partial Dentures

For the ones missing their teeth, partial dentures help in improving the aesthetics and functionality of the teeth. They need to be fit correctly in place and typically require an adjustment period.

What other problems can a prosthodontist treat?

Prosthodontists are also experts in treating the problems associated with the jaw (TMJ treatments), maxillofacial prosthetic procedures, managing sleep apnea, snoring and sleep disorders, oral cancer reconstruction, etc. They work together with other dental professionals to achieve successful restorative results.

If you have any concerns, call us to schedule an appointment with our prosthodontist today.

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