A prosthodontist is a dentist who has specialized in treating dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing or damaged tooth and jaw structures. Prosthodontists work with congenital defects as well as problems arising from trauma and neglect. They are THE acknowledged experts in cosmetics, dental implant restorations, crowns, bridges, and dentures. More than 100 area dentists, oral surgeons and other dental specialists trust Dr. Smith to handle their patients’ complex or cosmetic dental needs. Choose a prosthodontist because of their extensive training, advanced knowledge, meticulous attention to detail, and use of advanced technology.
There are only 3,200 prosthodontists in the United States, compared to 170,000 general dentists. Dr. Smith’s even more advanced specialty training makes her one of only 350 Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide.
What’s The Difference?
A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who has completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. Dr. Smith completed her training in prosthodontics at UCLA, plus an additional residency year learning to make intricate oral and facial prosthetics.
The best thing a clinician can do is listen to her patients. Only then can she provide a plan that is tailor-made for those unique needs and goals. Through careful planning, prosthodontists offer an extremely high level of care to patients with complex or cosmetic dental needs.
Prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating many diverse and complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics. Combining these techniques with the best materials and technology available is key to providing a lasting dental restoration.
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