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Prosthodontics is deals with identifying, planning and implementing restorative and cosmetic treatments.
A prosthodontist articulates a complete treatment plan and informs the patient as to what is possible. Missing or defective teeth can be tremendously detrimental to ones self-image and self-confidence. Using the latest technology, Dr. Singer is able to fill these gaps with functional, natural-looking teeth thus boosting your confidence and enhancing your smile.
There are many reasons why a prosthodontist may be consulted, including (but not limited to):
- Creation of partial or full sets of dentures.
- Desire to whiten the teeth or improve the aesthetics of the smile.
- Filling gaps created by one or more missing teeth.
- Interest in dental implants.
Prosthodontist Treatment Options
Prosthodontic treatments are intended to be well-designed, long lasting and attractive to the eye. These procedures can only be accomplished on in general healthy teeth. Issues such as gum disease and other possible issues will need to be controlled by Dr. Singer before your prosthodontic treatments can proceed.
Prosthodontic treatments are available for the following:
Dental Implants – these are designed to replace your natural teeth, help you retain your natural beautiful smile. Titanium roots are implanted in the jawbone in the same way as natural tooth roots. Your Dental Implants will look natural.
Dental Veneers – Veneers are porcelain/ceramic covers that are bonded to the natural teeth. Veneers can instantly solve problems like uneven teeth, stained teeth, and chips and damage caused by general wear and tear.
Dental Crowns – Prosthetic crowns are generally made from porcelain, metal or a combination of the two. They have been designed to mimic the natural crown and can last for up to a decade, or longer.
Dental Bridges – These are used to support a prosthetic tooth. The natural teeth can support the bridge if they are in good condition, or dental implants may be used as anchors.
Complete Dentures – A complete set of dentures can be created for people who have no teeth due to gum disease or trauma. Complete dentures restore functionality to the mouth and make chewing and speaking easier.
Partial Dentures – Where many teeth have been lost, removable or fixed partial dentures can prove to be an excellent option. They enhance the aesthetics of the smile in addition to improving chewing abilities.
What other problems can a prosthodontist treat?
A prosthodontist is also skilled at treating TMJ problems, lessening severe snoring, dealing with sleep apnea, and reconstructing the teeth following oral cancer treatments. Generally, the prosthodontist works in combination with other dental health professionals to ensure the best possible restorative results are achieved.
If you have questions or concerns about prosthodontics, please contact Dr. Singer.
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