Prosthodontics is a specialty of dentistry. A prosthodontist is a dentist that specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontics requires two to three years of additional training after dental school.
Do You Need A Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontists are masters of complete oral rehabilitation. Common conditions that can be treated by a prosthodontist include:
- Broken or missing teeth
A prosthodontist is able to replace missing teeth through a variety of procedures including dental implants, dental bridges, dental crowns and dentures.
At Daxon & Grundset Dentistry, you have the benefit of working with two dentists who are highly experienced at replacing missing teeth with dental implants. All surgical procedures to place the dental implants are performed in our St. Petersburg office, by Dr. Kenneth Grundset. Both Dr. Kimberley Daxon and Dr. Ken Grundset restore the tooth by using a dental crown for a single-tooth restoration or a dental bridge or denture for several missing teeth.
- Teeth that are misshapen, crooked or discolored
A prosthodontist restores teeth not only to their optimal health and function, but to a natural esthetic that compliments the individual. As a result, prosthodontists have extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry to deliver beautiful, natural-looking smiles.
Common procedures performed by Daxon & Grundset Dentistry to correct esthetic concerns are dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants and porcelain veneers.
- Jaw pain, headaches and other TMJ related issues
A prosthodontist has advanced training in the function of the masticatory system, that is how the teeth, muscles, nerves, bones and ligaments work together to create a balanced and comfortable occlusion (bite). TMJ disorders occur when there is an imbalance, which can result in chronic pain, headaches, difficulty chewing or difficulty opening the mouth, as well as numerous other symptoms. A prosthodontist is like an architect of the mouth and can restore proper function to patients suffering with TMJ related conditions.
Why Choose Daxon & Grundset for Prosthodontics
Dr. Kim Daxon is a Prosthodontist, having completed a two-year residency in Prosthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Veterans Administration. She specializes in complex occlusal disorders, complete dentures and dental implants. Her focus is on restoring optimal health and function as well as achieving beautiful, natural-looking results.
Dr. Daxon is active in many organizations in St. Petersburg, Florida and the surrounding area as well as national organizations like the American Dental Association and American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Daxon also teaches at the renowned Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg.
If you have missing teeth, TMJ related pain or cosmetic concerns, contact Prosthodontist Kim Daxon at Daxon & Grundset Dentistry to learn more about your options for achieving the smile you deserve.