As most people know, dentistry deals with the general upkeep of one’s teeth, and that orthodontics is primarily for straightening teeth, but what is prosthodontics? Most people have probably heard this word, but not everyone is familiar with what it actually is. To put it simply, prosthodontics is the repairing of the structures of teeth, as well as the replacing of missing teeth. Prosthodontics is done for cosmetic reasons to improve appearance, as well as for functional reasons to improve the comfort and health of one’s teeth.
Whereas a general dentist focuses on the overall health of a patient’s teeth, a prosthodontist is a more specialized dentist who focuses mainly on procedures involving tooth replacement or repair. To become a prosthodontist, a dentist must complete three additional years of training following their completion of dental school. With this advanced training they are better suited to repair tooth and jaw structures and recommend the best course of action for tooth replacement in any given individual.
There are many reasons you might want to see a certified prosthodontist, even if you were previously unfamiliar with what they do. If you are missing teeth, have gaps in your teeth, or are having issues with your jaw, these are all reasons that you may want to see a prosthodontist.
If you have any of these issues, you may want to let your St. Clair Shores dentist know and they can refer you to a prosthodontist. The best part about going to Bright Side Dental in St. Clair Shores is that we offer many common prosthodontic services. This means that if you need any prosthodontic work done, you can most likely schedule for it to be done right here in our St. Clair Shores dental office. These procedures include restoration of damaged teeth, TMJ surgery, bridges, veneers, and a number of different dental implant methods for replacing missing teeth such as all-on-four implants.
If you believe you need to see a dentist or even a prosthodontist for any reason, call our dental office in St. Clair Shores today at (586) 439-2940 for a consultation, or to make an appointment.
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