Prosthodontics is a dental specialty focused on the creation and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other oral or maxillofacial tissues. To become a Prosthodontist, a graduate of a four-year dental school attends a three-year graduate program to learn this specialty.
What Does a Prosthodontist Do?
A Prosthodontist can not only help improve your oral health, but can also offer cosmetic dentistry solutions that will improve the esthetic appearance of your teeth and give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Common cosmetic procedures include ceramic caps or crowns, veneers to conceal defects, bonding shape the teeth, and bleaching to whiten teeth.
Illness, accidents and the aging process can all result in tooth loss. If you have lost some or all of your teeth, then everyday activities like having your picture taken or dining out may be a source of anxiety and embarrassment.
Those with misshapen, crooked, or discolored teeth may also avoid participating in social activities because they’re embarrassed of their smile. A Prosthodontist can offer many solutions to fix your teeth and improve your appearance and self-confidence.
Common Prosthodontic procedures that can rebuild your teeth include crowns, bridges, and full or partial dentures. You also might consider permanent dental implants. These have improved over the last decade thanks to research and innovations in Prosthodontics.
Provides TMJ Treatment
A TMJ Disorder occurs when there is a disturbance in the masticatory system, which regulates how the teeth, muscles, nerves, bones and ligaments work together to create a comfortable bite. Those with TMJ Disorders may experience headaches, difficulty chewing or opening the mouth, and other chronically painful conditions.
A Prosthodontist has advanced training in the function of the masticatory system and can restore proper function of this system to patients suffering with TMJ Disorders related conditions.
Complex Dental Care Management
A Prosthodontist is trained to work with other health professionals to manage the most complex dental reconstruction. Whether a patient requires dental restoration following a traumatic accident, or a child suffers from genetic facial defects, a Prosthodontist possesses the special skills and training to restore oral health and a beautiful smile in the most complicated cases.
Some dentists offer these services after having only attended a weekend course to learn the procedure. Remember that a Prosthodontist has had three years of advanced training in this specialty and will work with you to design a treatment and plan to maintain your overall dental health, as well as improve your smile.
Call Daxon Dentistry to Learn More About Prosthodontics
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.