Why a Prosthodontist?
Brushing and flossing are integral steps in taking proper care of your mouth. In addition to your oral care routine at home, it is also important to have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined every six months. Even with the best oral care, however, issues can still arise, such as a cracked tooth or tooth loss. When these issues occur, a specialist can help to provide you with the best care possible. At Pacific Modern Dentistry, we specialize in Prosthodontics and can help to restore the health of your mouth as well as the appearance of your smile.
What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in Prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with fixing damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth. In addition to these essential treatments, we are also experts in cosmetic dental procedures, including bonding, porcelain veneers, and ceramic crowns.
The Difference Between a Prosthodontist and Other Dentists
As Prosthodontists, we are the experts in repairing and replacing teeth. It is right in our name. The word prosthodontist can be broken into two parts, prostho, or replacement, and dont, or tooth. We are highly experienced in repairing damaged teeth and replacing missing ones, whether they fall out on their own or they need to be extracted. While general dentists may have some training in some types of restorations, we are experts providing all your restorative needs. We are highly knowledgeable about the latest techniques and use the latest dental technologies to help optimize your oral health.
Education and Training for Prosthodontists
In general, like all other dentists, Prosthodontists receive four years of education and training. However, after these four years are up, we then go on to receive an additional 2 to 3 years of specialized education and training. We attend lectures and seminars and receive hands-on training with real patients. This is all essential for ensuring that we can provide you with the best possible care for all of your Prosthodontic needs.
What Issues Can a Prosthodontist Treat?
As Prosthodontists, we can treat many different issues, including:
How Do I Know if I Should See a Prosthodontist?
A general dentist may be able to perform some restorative treatments, but we have the knowledge and expertise to meet all of your restorative and cosmetic dentistry needs. We are also extremely knowledgeable about the latest tools and technologies. If you have suffered tooth damage, whether the damage is minor or severe, or you have suffered tooth loss, we can provide you with the best possible treatments. If you have old or failing bridges or dentures, we can fit you for, and create, replacements. Not only are we able to provide you with the best possible treatments to restore the health of your mouth, but we can also help to restore the appearance of your smile as well.
If you are faced with issues such as a cracked tooth or tooth loss, an experienced prosthodontist can help. Call Pacific Modern Dentistry today at (206) 607-9822 for more information.