A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. They specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.

 

A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. They specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.

Choose to see a prosthodontist because of their advanced education and training, efficiency, and expertise with advanced technology. Prosthodontists are extensively trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics.

A prosthodontist is the only dentist who receives additional ADA-accredited training for the following commonly provided dental treatments:

 

·     Dental Implants- A titanium threaded post is implanted into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. Once healing occurs, this post fuses to and preserves the jawbone by not allowing the bone resorption that naturally occurs after tooth loss. In addition, dental implants allow for support of a dental prosthesis. Dental implants are usually the best option to replace a single tooth (implant-supported crown) or multiple teeth (implant-supported dentures) on the average healthy patient. 

·     Crowns- Often referred to as caps, replace the entire surface of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made from all ceramic/porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full metal (gold). Crowns are bonded or cemented onto a prepared tooth. It is the most common treatment after a root canal or to address extensive tooth decay. 

·     Veneers- Custom-made thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin that are bonded over the visible part of the tooth. Veneers are used to resurface single or multiple teeth for esthetic or cosmetic improvement. 

·     Bridges- A dental bridge allows replacement of missing teeth without the use of dental implants or a removable partial denture. However, the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth, must be prepared for a crown in order to provide support for a bridge. 

·     Dentures- Complete dentures replace all teeth and removable partial dentures replace some teeth. Dentures are created to match the patient’s unique smile and bite. Dentures improve the individual’s facial appearance and also improves chewing efficiency and speech. 

 

Rigorous training and experience give prosthodontists a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth. Their goal is to create a beautiful healthy smile that restores their patients’ confidence. 

 

Looking for a skilled dentist that will improve your smile? Dr. Tyler is a prosthodontist and a Certified Dental Technician (CDT) who can replace, restore, or reconstruct your teeth. With his advanced technology and highly trained staff, Dr. Tyler can get you on the right track to a beautiful healthy smile. Call us now at (772)286-1606 to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

Source: American College of Prosthodontics – www.gotoapro.org