Should I See a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a specialized dentist who concentrates in teeth replacement and restoration. If you’ve lost or damaged a tooth, you might consider visiting a prosthodontist, but that’s not the only reason to schedule an appointment with this type of specialized dentist.

Who Needs Prosthodontic Care?

Because prosthodontists specialize in tooth replacement and restoration, individuals who see these dentists generally have similar conditions or desires. You may benefit from the care of a prosthodontist if you:

– Have one or more missing teeth

– Are interested in dental implants

– Currently wear dentures or partial dentures

– Want to enhance the aesthetics of your smile

What Treatments Do Prosthodontists Offer?

Prosthodontists offer services that go beyond simply restoring the aesthetics of the teeth. These dentists restore the function and even comfort of the teeth, gums, and mouth. To do so, prosthodontists offer services that include:

– Restoration of Damaged Teeth – Over time your teeth may become damaged due to cavities, trauma, teeth grinding, exposure to acid, and other issues. Prosthodontists provide treatments including fillings, veneers, and crowns to restore the appearance and function of damaged teeth.

– Replacement of Missing Teeth – It is common for individuals to lose teeth due to a variety of conditions such as oral health diseases and even trauma or accidents. A prosthodontist can treat this condition by replacing the missing teeth with complete dentures, a partial denture, dental implants, a fixed bridge, or a combination of offered treatments.

– Cosmetic Dental Procedures – Restoring the aesthetics of the teeth and smile is another primary function of the work that prosthodontists complete. In addition to restoring the function of the teeth, these dentists may use whitening, bonding, and color matching techniques to enhance the appearance of the teeth. Additional treatments include installing veneers or placing fixed prostheses to reshape the teeth.

– Other Unique Dental Needs – Additionally, prosthodontists are trained to treat patients’ unique needs including those resulting from oral cancer, TMD or TMJ, traumatic injuries, snoring and sleep disorders, and cleft palate.

Learn More About Prosthodontics at Daxon Dentistry

If the comfort, function, or aesthetics of your teeth is affecting the way you live your life, it is time to consult a prosthodontist. At Daxon Dentistry, we can answer all of your questions about prosthodontic care and determine a specialized treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.