Why See a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics 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 and are dedicated to the highest standards of care. Prosthodontists restore oral function through the placement of restorations or prostheses (dentures, crowns, implants, etc.).
Extensive training and experience give prosthodontists a unique understanding of restoring the natural esthetics of a smile and the function of a healthy mouth. 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 treating complex dental conditions. They also learn how to restore the optimum function and esthetics of a smile.
Prosthodontists are often referred to as the “architect” of a dental treatment plan and often collaborate with other specialists such as periodontists, oral surgeons, and endodontists to facilitate the complete treatment of your condition.
Prosthodontic treatment can literally redesign your smile with a number of different services including veneers, inlay/onlays, bonding, dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening, bridges, and crowns.
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