Why Choose a Prosthodontist?

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When dental damage is extensive, you need a dentist with specialized training to fully meet your dental needs. A prosthodontist is just that: a dentist with advanced training in restoring missing teeth and treating other significant oral health issues.  

At the Boston Prosthodontist Dental Group, our prosthodontists provide a wide range of dental treatments to address even the most complex oral health problems. To learn more about why you should choose a prosthodontist, our Boston, MA, prosthodontists explain here. 

What Is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in restorative, cosmetic dentistry, and complex oral issues, such as tooth loss and jaw disorders. 

More specifically, prosthodontists specialize in replacing teeth that are damaged or missing with dental implants, bridges, crowns, and other restorations, as well as addressing esthetic issues with treatments such as porcelain veneers and dental bonding.  

Why Choose a Prosthodontist Over a General Dentist?

When it comes to oral health, there are certain instances where it can be more beneficial to see a prosthodontist over a general dentist. 

Those who have severe tooth loss, dental damage, or other complex oral health issues are often better served by prosthodontists as they have more training in repairing damaged teeth and replacing missing ones.

The following are some important reasons to consider choosing a prosthodontist.

Extensive Training

In addition to the requirements of general dentistry, prosthodontists must complete a minimum of three years of additional studies and training. Studies include clinical preparation where surgical techniques and treatment of complex issues are learned. 

During their years of additional training, prosthodontists study and practice dental skills that allow them to specialize in treating missing teeth, damaged bone and gum tissue, and placing dental prosthetics to restore the function and appearance of the smile.  

Traumatic Injury Treatment

Traumatic injuries can lead to severe dental damage, including broken or missing teeth, as well as damage to the jaw bone and surrounding tissues. 

A prosthodontist’s understanding of facial and oral anatomy along with skill in restorative dental work can help those who have suffered from traumatic injuries regain dental function.

Restore Missing Teeth

Boston patients missing one or more teeth should see a prosthodontist as they specialize in dental prosthetics, including dentures, bridges, and dental crowns.

Before placing a restoration, a prosthodontist will evaluate the gums and jawbone in the area where the restoration is needed. This information is then used to determine the ideal size and shape of the restoration so that they fit properly and comfortably.  

Treatment for Jaw Issues

When jaw issues, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, cause pain and discomfort, seeing a prosthodontist can help. 

A prosthodontist has additional training in issues affecting the jaws and can provide treatment options for alleviating jaw pain. 

Contact Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group

If you are suffering from dental damage, tooth loss, or other oral health issues, it may be time to see a prosthodontist and get your oral health back on track. To schedule a consultation with one of our prosthodontists, call our Boston office at (617) 582-2479.

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