Why See A Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a specialist in the field of aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth, with the intention of improving your smile and bite, enhancing your quality of life where it comes to your teeth and jaw.

There are many reasons why you want to see a prosthodontist, but before we take a look at these, let’s clear the air about the differences between the dentist that you see for a checkup, a cosmetic dentist, and a prosthodontist.

What Is A Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a specialist dentist who is often considered the ‘architect’ of dental solutions. They can oversee a team of general dentists and other specialists, who they bring onboard if needed.

They can evaluate a solution to any of your cosmetic dental needs, from single missing teeth to dental implants for the entire mouth. Simply put, there role is to restore the functionality and beauty of your smile; and they are recognized experts in this art form.


A prosthodontist offers an extensive array of restoration and reconstruction dental services, including crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, dentures, hybrids, and dental implants.


A prosthodontist is exceptional well trained, and undergoes four years of dental school, along with three years of additional training in a program that is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). This training includes academic learning, laboratory restorations, and experience treating patients.

Prosthodontist Or Cosmetic Dentist?:

A cosmetic dentist also specializes in restoration and replacement, and focuses on restoring your smile; only they have had minimal training in order to this, and are not recognized by the ADA. A prosthodontist, on the other hand, is recognized as a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, but has undergone extensive training in order to be qualified enough to make sure your smile is perfect! If you value your teeth, and want professional cosmetic dentistry, a prosthodontist is the wise decision.

When Would You See A Prosthodontist?

Now that you understand more about what a prosthodontist is, and why they are preferable over a cosmetic dentist, let’s take a look at some of the specific reasons why you might go to see one, and in what cases they would be able to offer treatment.

Replacing Lost Teeth:

The loss of your teeth can be a cause of a lot of stress and embarrassment, and can affect your ability to eat with pleasure, and your esteem when you smile. A prosthodontist can assess you case, and apply the most effective solution, from crowns and bridges, to dentures, or dental implants. Whether you have lost just one tooth in an accident, or are edentulous, a prosthodontist can help to restore your teeth to their natural looking glory. Damaged or worn teeth can also be treated.

Complex Care:

In any cases where you need advanced care to restore the function and beauty of your smile, a prosthodontist should be your call of action, and can oversee treatment that involves other specialists too. This could include rehabilitation after a traumatic injury, restructuring a facial defect, oral cancer reconstruction, TMD, TMJ, or other problems affecting the jaw.

Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry:

Prosthodontists can improve the appearance of damaged and discolored, broken, and misshaped teeth, helping to improve your smile, and enhance your self esteem. They are highly trained in the aesthetic aspect of dentistry, and so can make suggestions and implement solutions that will help you to smile with more confidence. They can place caps and crowns on your teeth, veneers, close gaps, and apply whitening programs.

Why See A Prosthodontist?

If you require any of the treatments mentioned above, either for crucial reconstructions and restorations, or for cosmetic dentistry that can help you to be more confident, then a prosthodontist is the dental specialist who is really worth seeing. They are so well trained and experienced that you know that you can put your faith in them to do the job right. The advantages of seeing a prosthodontist over a general dentist or cosmetic dentist include:

· Exceptionally high levels of training, including four year’s dentistry and three year’s additional training.

· Fully recognized and accredited specialists of the ADA.

· Experts at all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructions; can help to restore your smile to how it is, for maximum life satisfaction and supreme confidence.

· Can bring in other dental and health specialists, and oversee a project, finding and implementing the right solution for you.

· Can take care of serious dental issues and accidents.

· Can implement the latest and greatest solutions for dental implants.

If you need the services of a prosthodontist, contact Friedman Dental Group today. Mr Friedman is a fully qualified prosthodontist with over 14 years experience working with patients to give them the smile that they deserve. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation.

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