What Does A Prosthodontist Do?

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Everyone deserves a chance at loving their smile and feeling comfortable in their own skin. The problem arises, however, when dental complications, damage, and a host of other concerns get in the way. Indeed, we cannot always prevent accidents or injuries from occurring, but that does not mean we do not have the capabilities to address the issue after the fact. This is where a skilled prosthodontist can help. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS prosthodontist explains the role of a prosthodontist and how our team can help you obtain a stronger, more lifelike appearance.

Replacing Lost Structures

It goes without saying that if you ask anybody what their thoughts are on losing a natural tooth, most would say that they do not want to lose any of their teeth. You see, your teeth are important for a host of reasons, including helping you perform daily tasks such as biting and chewing. They also serve as a confidence boost for many, and a bright, vibrant smile communicates greater levels of overall confidence and happiness. In other words, tooth loss could be devastating for many, but advances in dental practices can help address your needs.

You see, a prosthodontist is a dentist who received additional schooling to specialize in and treat various complex facial and dental concerns. In other words, they utilize their skills and training to provide treatment geared toward oral and maxillofacial prosthodontic care.

Not only can a prosthodontist help provide customized care for replacing absent teeth or individual structures, but provide the treatment necessary to support these processes as well. For more information about this process and what our prosthodontists can do, give our team a call today.

Prostheses for Various Needs

One very important part of oral care that many tend to forget is that your needs are unique! As a matter of fact, we do not often see a person have the same exact issue as another, as there are a host of factors that influence each person’s personal experience.

With this in mind, we do not think that your prosthodontic care should be a one-size-fits-all approach either. That is our role in this process, to help you obtain proper treatment for your needs, and we are ready to help you. Contact our team to learn more.

Other Maxillofacial Procedures

Prosthodontics is more specialized than that of dentistry, and involves more than just replacing teeth. For example, our team can also provide frenectomies, as well as sinus lift and bridge augmentation to better provide support for implant posts.

Dental Prosthesis on Your Side

Contact Dr. Stuart Dexter, Prosthodontist in Prairie Village, KS by calling 913-362-8200 to learn more about our practice and what we do, and make sure to schedule your next appointment with our office today!