Posts Categorized: Prosthetic Dentistry

What You Should Know About Restoring An Incomplete Smile

If you are dealing with issues related to an incomplete smile, you may be ready to discuss prosthetic dental support with your dentist. Tooth loss makes daily jaw functions more difficult – it can complicate how you bite and chew, and potentially interfere with your ability to speak comfortably. You have options for replacing missing… Read more »

Seeking Major Restorative Care From Your Dentist

Your dentist is ready to help when you have a cavity that needs to be treated, or when you have a tooth that is lost or damaged in an accident. While you may feel confident that routine restorative care will be available to you at your dentist’s office, you may be unsure of what to… Read more »

Restoring Your Smile With A Dental Prosthetic

Replacing lost teeth with the appropriate dental prosthetic is important if you want to maintain good oral health. Of course, there are also clear cosmetic benefits to receiving a prosthetic. Your confidence in your appearance can be badly hurt by gaps in your smile. That being said, your dentist can review the oral health threats… Read more »

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 »