It needs a specialized dentist known as a prosthodontist who specializes in providing care for patients in need of restoring their teeth’s function and appearance or have jaw problems. If you are having major dental surgery, a prosthodontist is an essential member of the surgical team.
Prosthodontics is one of the branches of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses (crowns, bridges, dentures) which may be fixed or removable, or may be supported and retained by implants.
The field of prosthodontics relates to all dental procedures that involve repairing or replacing teeth with prosthetics. This includes things like dental crowns & bridges, dentures, and even dental implants.
Prosthodontists can be viewed as “architects” of your dental treatment. They have the vision of your final outcome, both the esthetics of your smile and the improved function of your bite. Often other dental specialists participate in treatment to help establish a solid foundation for your restorations. Every prosthodontist develops a treatment plan customized for each individual patient, and determine if treatment from additional specialists are necessary.
Prosthodontics is concerned with the management and treatment of many oral issues most revolving around missing teeth and function due to tooth decay or gingivitis or other oral problems, but it also helps with cleft palate, snoring and sleep apnea.
This subspecialty is also concerned with working in a team that treats dental injury due to trauma or accidents.
A prosthodontist helps treat:
According to the problem you suffer from, your doctor will intervene.
His main focus is to restore the function and appearance of this tooth. The problem could be solved by reshaping your tooth, installing bridges, crowns, dentures, implants or veneers.
Choosing a prosthodontist is not an easy task, it requires extensive research, with many parameters including:
Your area of residence, the reviews of your friends and family members about certain prosthodontists, the expertise, training, education, and certificates of the appointed prosthodontist, your first visit to the prosthodontist you chose and how friendly he/she is, the medical team involved in your treatment, the cleanness and professionality of the clinic or dental center.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Zarghouni, to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call Dentist in Houston TX at (281) 880-6666 or reach out through online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.
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