What is a prosthodontist

Restoring Optimum Appearance and Function to Your Smile

A beautiful smile is important to your health, hygiene, confidence, and self-esteem. At our office, we can help you have the most attractive, natural-looking smile possible. Whether you're a new patient or have visited our office for years, you may or may not know exactly what a surgically trained prosthodontist is. Prosthodontists are dentists who specialize in the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth to their proper form and function.

After completing four years of dental school, prosthodontists complete an extra three years of specialized training through a hospital or university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). Graduate programs in prosthodontics include classroom lectures, literature reviews, seminars, and laboratory and clinical training in all aspects of dental health and restoration.

A prosthodontist is an expert in restoring your smile using the best dental technology and products, including:

  • Aesthetic and cosmetic treatments
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Complete and removable partials and dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Veneers

 

Prosthodontists are masters of complete oral rehabilitation and can treat numerous dental conditions, such as:

  • TMD-jaw joint problems
  • Traumatic injuries to the mouth's structures
  • Congenital or birth anomalies to teeth
  • Snoring and sleep disorders
  • Oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care

A prosthodontist is dedicated to the highest standards of care, technology, and service in the replacement of your teeth and restoration of your beautiful, healthy smile.

Prosthodontics FAQs

What is a prosthodontist?

After completing four years of dental school, prosthodontists complete an extra three years of specialized training through a hospital or university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). Graduate programs in prosthodontics include classroom lectures, literature reviews, seminars, and laboratory and clinical training in all aspects of dental health and restoration.

A prosthodontist is an expert in restoring your smile using the best dental technology and products, including:

  • Aesthetic and cosmetic treatments
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Complete and removable partials and dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Veneers

Prosthodontists are masters of complete oral rehabilitation and can treat numerous dental conditions, such as:

  • TMD-jaw joint problems
  • Traumatic injuries to the mouth's structures
  • Congenital or birth anomalies to teeth
  • Snoring and sleep disorders
  • Oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care

 

What materials do you use in prosthodontics?

At Washington State Prosthodontics, we use advanced materials such as Zirconium (high-strength porcelain) and non-allergic dental alloys, such as titanium, to fabricate strong, esthetic crowns and bridges. We also use the highest quality denture teeth to create life-like dentures for optimum esthetics.

Why is it important to replace missing teeth?

Missing teeth can have a significant effect on your personal appearance. When a tooth is lost and a space is created pressure from normal function and your teeth touching together can cause the remaining teeth to shift. This shift can cause otherwise healthy straight teeth to tilt. These tilted teeth can become unstable which makes them more likely to be lost in the future. Missing teeth will make it more difficult to eat and place more stress on the remaining teeth. The teeth also support facial tissue such as your lips and cheeks. When missing teeth are not replaced and gaps are left open, the tissue can “cave in” adding years to the person’s appearance.

What Cosmetic Dentistry services in Bellevue do you provide?

We provide dental implant restoration in Bellevue (the prosthetic attached to the implant, such as a crown, bridge or denture), full and partial dentures, crowns, bridges, fixed prosthetics, as well as full mouth restorations. We are also the specialists in Bellevue to see when you’re considering cosmetic dentistry.

What are the advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry has improved the way the people live; their quality of life has become better. By enhancing ones appearance a person feels confidence and this boosts his self esteem. People feel social humiliation if they have a bad set of teeth, but cosmetic dentistry solves the problem of ugly teeth by using various techniques.


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