Posts Categorized: Prosthetic Dentistry

What Is A Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. The others are: endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. This type of care… Read more »

What Is A Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

Typically, a full-mouth reconstruction, or rehabilitation, is required if a person’s jaw was injured or fractured due to a sports, car, or other type of accident. However, there are other reasons a person may require one, such as severely worn dentition due to long-term acid reflux or erosion, gum disease, or rampant decay, all which… Read more »

Are You Partially Edentulous?

Edentulous means that you have no original teeth remaining in your oral cavity. Therefore, you are completely toothless. Partially edentulous is really an oxymoron like jumbo shrimp. You cannot be “partially,” edentulous but you can be partially toothless. Confusing? The plain fact is that if you are missing several of your teeth and they are… Read more »

A Prosthodontist’s Take on Replacing Lost Teeth

In the world of dentistry, there are specialties dedicated to specific types of oral health issues. For instance, a prosthodontist specializes in the art of replacing lost teeth with highly-lifelike prosthetics. Given the intricacies of your teeth and the need to replace the ones you lose, a prosthodontist may be your best option at rebuilding… Read more »

Dental Implants and Dentures

Even if you’ve lost all of your teeth on one or both of your dental ridges, you can rest easy knowing your smile can be rebuilt with one or a pair of dentures. Consisting of a row of lifelike replacement teeth, dentures are custom-designed to specifically fit your smile, and are invaluable for patients who’ve… Read more »

3 Benefits of Dentures You May Not Have Considered

If you or a loved one is missing a full arch of teeth, many serious issues can result as a consequence. While the first one that comes to mind may be a reluctance to show off an embarrassing smile, more problems linger just beyond that very real psychological impact. Without an arch of teeth, for example, you… Read more »

Enjoy Life Again, with a Dental Prosthetic

Are you tired of hiding out from your family, for fear all they’ll see when they look at you is your incomplete smile? Though they, of course, love you unconditionally, there is no reason to go through life feeling that self-conscious, especially when a prosthetic dentist could help you restore your smile to its former… Read more »

Stop Wishing for a Complete Smile and Call the Prosthetic Dentist

Find yourself feeling like a kid again this Christmas, wishing Santa could bring you new teeth? Many adults struggle with tooth loss as they age, which can unfortunately lead to a host of other issues, such as misalignment, discomfort, embarrassment and even poor nutrition. That doesn’t have to be the case, though, and you don’t… Read more »

Answering Your Questions About Dental Prosthetics

Adult tooth loss is far more common than most people think. Perhaps that is because losing a tooth can feel traumatic and innately isolating. “What do I do now?” “How am I supposed to eat, much less smile confidently?” “Do I have to live with an incomplete smile?” A lot of questions follow tooth loss;… Read more »