What is a Prosthodontist?

Ahh … the dentist. Whether you consistently show up for a cleaning every six month or avoid the dentist at all costs, dentists are your go-to health professional for all things teeth. They’re trained to handle routine dental care and minor dental procedures (like fillings). 

But sometimes, your dentist may not be able to treat dental problems that require specialized training — like losing teeth due to trauma or aging. That’s where prosthodontists come into play. 

Prosthodontists — the quarterback of your dental team. 

A prosthodontist specializes in the overall health of your mouth, not just the teeth. They try to understand your reasons for seeking treatment, and then help develop a plan that is predictable, durable and meets your criteria. 

While restoring missing or broken down teeth is one area they specialize in, prosthodontists also focus on restoring your smile and boosting your self-confidence. It’s all about making you feel your best at the end of the process so you can get back to your life sooner. 

How do I know if I need a prosthodontist? 

If you’ve experienced trauma or aging that has resulted in missing or broken teeth, a prosthodontist may be right for you. Sometimes your dentist may refer you to a prosthodontist when further treatment is needed. But you can also refer yourself!

At Dr. Nick AbuJamra Prosthodontic Dentistry, we’ll set up an initial consultation to determine exactly what your concerns are and what’s needed to treat them while keeping you relaxed throughout the entire process. 

Contact us today so we can help you fall in love with your smile again and give you the confidence you deserve!

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