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.
Prosthodontists play a crucial role in improving the quality of life for their patients. By using state-of-the-art technique and technologies. Prosthodontists aim to provide optimal function, comfort and esthetics to their patients’ smiles.
What sets a prosthodontist apart from a general dentist is a three year, advanced training program in which dentists learn how to treat cases with compromised or missing teeth, jaw bone anomalies, and other orofacial conditions that adversely affect function and esthetics. Prosthodontists employ the most up-to-date, evidence-based care
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 esthetics of your smile.
Prosthodontists treat a range of conditions – from treatment of a single tooth that needs repair to multiple missing teeth with failing bone or gum tissue.
In addition to their technical expertise, prosthodontists possess a comprehensive understanding of oral health and its impact on overall well-being. They work closely with other dental specialists, such as oral surgeons, orthodontists, and periodontists, to develop comprehensive treatment plans for patients. Prosthodontists also provide guidance and education to patients regarding proper oral hygiene practices and long-term care for their dental prostheses. With their advanced training, meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to restoring smiles, prosthodontists play a vital role in helping patients regain confidence and achieve optimal oral health.
- Do you dislike the appearance of your teeth?
- Do you have jaw pain or have you been told you have TMD / TMJ Problems?
- Do you have any missing teeth?
- Do you need multiple teeth restored or fixed?
- Do your teeth bother you during biting/chewing or when you open or close your mouth?
If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions, a prosthodontist is recommended to assess any potential issues you may have.
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