Why See a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics (also known as prosthetic dentistry) is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, restoration, and replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontics is the ONLY specialty that includes cosmetic dentistry. Prosthodontists can restore oral function through the placement of restorations or prostheses (crowns, implants, veneers, etc.). Extensive training and experience give prosthodontists a unique understanding of restoring the dynamics of a smile and healthy mouth. Becoming a prosthodontist requires an additional three years of specialty training after obtaining a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. This specialized training must be completed at an ADA-accredited prosthodontic education program. This is where prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating multiple, diverse and complex dental conditions. They will also learn how to restore the optimum function and aesthetics of a smile.
Advanced deterioration of a patient’s teeth usually creates issues besides loss of tooth or tooth structure which can be addressed by our office. While we may serve as the “architect” of a dental treatment plan, we often collaborate with other specialists to facilitate the complete treatment of your condition. Prosthodontic treatment can redesign your smile with a number of different services including veneers, crowns, inlay/onlays, dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening, bridges and bonding.
Call our office at New York Office Phone Number 212-986-4830 to schedule an appointment today!