Prosthodontists specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. They’re experts in anything needing to be replaced in your mouth. This can range from a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth and gums in the mouth.
Prosthodontists provide their patients with dental care that not only meets functional needs, but also delivers outstanding aesthetic results. While many dentists can perform similar treatments, prosthodontists are specialists who are dedicated to this type of care.
Moreover, only prosthodontists can provide complete oral rehabilitation, having received advanced training and education in implant dentistry. They can also address:
TMJ-jaw joint problems
Traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures
Congenital or birth anomalies to teeth
Oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.
When to visit a Prosthodontist?
You should schedule an appointment with a prosthodontists if:
You have a challenging cosmetic or aesthetic concern and want an extremely personalized treatment plan
You have one or more missing teeth
You desire to have dental implants (whether for one tooth or your whole mouth)
You have worn down your teeth and want your smile and function restored
You feel you generally have complex dental needs
You wear dentures or partials and want to get rid of them or have the best possible replacements made
You want a comprehensive plan, with a long-term outlook and approach
Generally, prosthodontists can perform diagnosis, restoration, and replacement of missing teeth; placement of restorations or prostheses (dentures, crowns, implants, etc.) to restore oral function; or superior results with implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures and all cosmetic and restorative procedures.
Due to their advanced training, they can also coordinate your treatment with other dental specialists such as oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists and orthodontists to provide the highest quality of care to their patients.
If you are considering restorative and cosmetic dentistry, it is important to find a reputable, highly skilled prosthodontist. The quality of your dental work affects not only your appearance, but also your health.