What is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is the only specialty recognized by the American Dental Association that deals with reconstruction of teeth, esthetics/cosmetics, and function. A maxillofacial prosthodontist is a dental specialist in the restoration and replacement of teeth.
Prosthodontic treatment includes cosmetic dentistry; implant prostheses, dentures, partials, crowns, veneers, bridges, oral cancer reconstructions, TMD jaw-problems, etc. Extensive training and education provide prosthodontists with the skills for restoring optimum function and esthetics to your smile.
In order to be a maxillofacial prosthodontist, a graduate dental professional must complete (after dental school) 3-years of prosthodontic residency training at a university approved by the American Dental Association (ADA), plus a one-year maxillofacial prosthetic fellowship at an ADA approved fellowship program.
We have our own laboratory in house, something that is very unique in the dental industry. This allows us to maintain high quality. This also allow us to bring our customization for you to the next level. Furthermore, we can take care of problems in record time since our lab is right at our office.
We share space with an endodontist and a oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This allow us to better serve you because we can address any clinical need associated with these two specialties in record time without you having to travel from office to office. Also, since we are in the same building, our communication—a critical factor for treatment success—is highly effective.
With that said, please note that we respect your choice of doctors. Should you need to see an endodontist or a surgeon, by no means you are obligated to see ours. . Furthermore, if you are—like many patients of ours—referred from another doctor, it is possible that you already have established a relationship with other specialists or generalists, which is something we respect.
- Replacement of lost teeth with implants, crowns, partials and dentures
- Cosmetic Dentistry including porcelain veneers
- Complex, comprehensive Dentistry including full mouth reconstructions
- TMJ / TMD jaw pain and dysfuction
- Snoring and sleep apnea applainces
- Oral cancer reconstructions
- Tooth reconstruction with fillings of various type
- Continuing care including hygiene services
- Diagnostic services including second opinions, x-rays, CT-scan, oral cancer screening and complex treatment planning
Typical issues we treat:
- Missing teeth
- Esthetic problems
- Worn teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures and partials
- Jaw pain
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Bite problems
- Chipped, cracked and fractured teeth
- Stained teeth
- Oral cancer / trauma sequelae