• What are the treatments offered by our prosthodontists?
  • Nov 10

    What are the treatments offered by our prosthodontists?

    A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the restoration and replacement of teeth. They are trained to provide a wide range of restorative treatments to improve the function, appearance, and overall oral health of their patients. Some of the restorative treatments commonly performed by prosthodontists include:


    1. Crowns and bridges

    Prosthodontists can place dental crowns (caps) to cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth. Crowns can restore the shape, strength, and aesthetics of a tooth. Bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) and are anchored to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth.


    2. Dentures

    Prosthodontists create and fit complete or partial dentures for patients who are missing multiple teeth. These removable appliances help restore function and aesthetics.


    3. Dental Implants Restorations

    They can attach crowns and bridges to the implants to replace missing teeth.


    4. Inlays and Onlays

    These are restorations used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. Inlays fit within a part of a tooth, while onlays cover a larger portion of the tooth.


    5. Veneers

    Prosthodontists can place porcelain veneers on the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance by addressing issues like staining, chips, or misalignment.


    6. Complete Oral Rehabilitation

    Prosthodontists often provide comprehensive treatment plans for patients with complex dental problems, such as those resulting from trauma, congenital conditions, severe tooth wear or multiple extractions.


    7. TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Treatment

    Prosthodontists can diagnose and treat issues related to the jaw joint, such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Nightguards can also be fabricated to keep the joint healthy and protect teeth from wearing.


    Prosthodontists work closely with other dental specialists, such as oral surgeons, orthodontists, and periodontists, to provide comprehensive care. They aim to enhance the function, comfort, and aesthetics of their patients' smiles while improving their overall oral health and quality of life. The specific treatments offered by a prosthodontist may vary depending on their expertise and the needs of the individual patient.