PROSTHODONTICS

What Can A Brooklyn Prosthodontist Offer You?

PROSTHODONTICS

Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. A prosthodontist is a dentist, with an additional three years of post-graduate training beyond dental school.  During their advanced training program prosthodontists learn how to restore overall form and function of the orofacial structures.  In other words, prosthodontists  fully rehabilitate both the function and aesthetics of your smile.

Prosthodontists are experts in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. Some prosthetic cases can be incredibly complex and involve collaboration with other dental and medical specialists.

WHAT IS A PROSTHODONTIST AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM A GENERAL DENTIST?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in dental problems that involves missing teeth and jaw structures.  What sets a prosthodontist apart from a general dentist is an advanced training program in which dentists learn how to treat cases with missing teeth, jaw bone anomalies, and other orofacial conditions that adversely affect function and esthetics.

Prosthodontists treat a range of conditions – from a  single tooth that needs repair to multiple missing teeth with failing bone or gum tissue.  Some prosthetic cases can be incredibly complex and involve collaboration with other dental and medical specialists.  A prosthodontist is trained fully rehabilitate both the function and aesthetics of your smile.

Wondering Why You May Need a Prosthodontist?

Answer a few question to determine whether a prosthodontist is the right specialist for your oral health.