Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to be of service to you. This website is designed to help you understand the art of prosthodontics as well as our office policies and philosophy. Even though we are trained as prosthodontic specialists, our office practices comprehensive care from simple cosmetic procedures to complex maxillofacial prosthetic reconstruction. This specialty involves the rebuilding and replacement of teeth with crowns, bridges, removable dentures, and implant supported prosthesis. Our highly trained dental professionals utilize the latest advances in dental technology, techniques and equipment to assist you in achieving a beautiful healthy smile.
What is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontists are recognized by the American Dental Association as expert specialists in the field of advanced restorative, implant dentistry and cosmetic replacement of natural teeth. After graduating from a four year accredited dental school, prosthodontists receive an additional three years of specialized training. This experience provides prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of the smile, preservation of a healthy mouth and creation of natural esthetics.
What is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist?
Maxillofacial Prosthodontics is a sub-specialty of prosthodontics also recognized by the American Dental Association. Requiring an additional one year fellowship training, this highly specialized field focuses on the prosthetic and facial reconstruction of head and neck cancer patients, trauma, cleft lip and palate defects. Our involvement with oral cancer patients often involves the preparation and communication with your ENT surgeon or radiation oncologist.
When Should I See a Prosthodontist?
We are frequently called upon to treat complex dental cases. Often, it may require a multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, our treatment recommendations may involve referrals to other dental specialist or health care professionals. Our primary concern is for your overall optimum oral health care. General dentists may refer patients to a prosthodontist when the treatment complexity is beyond the scope of their practice or for a second opinion on a dental concern. Often, friends or family members who understand the value of seeing a prosthodontist may also refer patients for evaluation.