Why see a Prosthodontist?

  • You are concerned about the quality of your dental care.
  • You need a dentist who can restore optimal appearance and function to your smile.
  • You need a dentist with advanced training in esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth.

You may need the expertise of a Prosthodontist for one or more of these reasons:

  • You are seeking a specialist’s opinion.
  • Your treatment requires the care of several dental specialists.
  • You want to improve the esthetics of your smile.
  • You want to improve the function of your teeth.
  • You are missing one or more teeth.
  • You have damaged or worn teeth.
  • You are interested in dental implants.
  • You wear dentures or removable partial dentures.

A Prosthodontist is a Dental Specialist who:

  • specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth;
  • has received three years of full-time additional training in prosthodontics after becoming a dentist;
  • restores optimum appearance & function to your smile.

Additional training for prosthodontists is earned through a university or hospital-based advanced education program accredited by the American Dental Association. This specialty education provides knowledge and skills beyond the training of general dentists and includes advanced-level lectures, courses, laboratory and clinical training in esthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures, congenital or birth anomalies to teeth, snoring, sleep disorders, and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.

Prosthodontists are proficient in comprehensive oral health diagnosis, treatment planning and restoration. A prosthodontist is a skilled architect who can restore optimum function and appearance to your smile. When treating complex cases that require a multi-disciplinary approach, Prosthodontists often serve as the quarterback of a dental team, which could consists of general dentists and other dental specialists.

Seeing a Board Certified Prosthodontist:

Board certification is awarded through the American Board of Prosthodontics to individuals who have demonstrated special knowledge and skills in prosthodontics, and those who are committed to life-long learning and a lifetime of ethical practices, who value the doctor/patient relationship, who respect those with philosophical, cultural or physical differences and who are committed to the advancement of prosthodontics. Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the highest membership category in the college, available only to Board-certified prosthodontists (diplomates of the American Board of Prosthodontics).

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