What is a Prosthodontist?
The American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties, including prosthodontics. All dentists, regardless of whether they are a general dentist or a dental specialist, receive four years of formal education and training. After those four years, prosthodontist, along with other dental specialists, receive an additional 2 to 3 years of highly specialized education and hands-on training. Prosthodontists specialize in restoring teeth that have been damaged as well as replacing missing teeth. The goals of these treatments are not only performed to restore your oral health but to give you back your beautiful smile as well.
Why Visit a Specialist?Prosthodontists are extensively trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics. Rigorous training and experience give prosthodontists a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth. Prosthodontists are considered the leaders of the dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions for your dental needs. Learn more about the American College of Prosthodontists.
Replacement for Missing TeethAs prosthodontists, we specialize in the replacement of missing teeth, no matter if they were lost due to gum disease, facial trauma, or other reasons. Tooth loss affects your abilities to eat and speak. It affects the quality of your smile. Tooth loss even affects the health and integrity of your jawbone. Replacing your missing teeth is critical to restoring the functions of those teeth, your smile, and your life.
Your Options for Tooth ReplacementWhen it comes to replacing missing teeth, you do have options. Tooth replacement options include:
When you are faced with tooth damage or missing teeth, treatment by a professional is crucial. A Prosthodontist can restore your oral health and the appearance of your smile back to its natural beauty! For more information, and to schedule your appointment, call Keith A. Boenning, DDS at (410) 828-1717 today.