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How Prosthodontists Differ From General Dentists

Posted on 12/23/2021 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
How Prosthodontists Differ From General DentistsA huge number of people lose teeth every year, and many of them find ways to restore their smiles as quickly as possible. While many of us may think that a general dentist solves all the tooth-related questions, prosthodontists are actually the dentists that underwent additional training to provide missing teeth restorations. If you are wondering how a prosthodontist differs from a general dentist, we have the answers for you.

Who Is A Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who focuses on prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is an area of dentistry that provides restorations for patients with missing, broken or cracked teeth. A prosthodontist is also trained to treat patients with maxillofacial issues. Prosthodontists start out as a general dentist, then spend a few extra years to specialize in prosthodontics after receiving dental medicine degrees.

Usually, we go to our general dentist to get our teeth examined, cleaned or even brightened. But when your smile is in danger from the loss of a tooth or more, visiting our prosthodontist is the best line of action. While general dentists are great for helping us keep our teeth healthy, prosthodontists are perfect for intricate dental cases such as jaw surgery and construction, placing of dental implants, and full mouth reconstructions.

Why Do You Need A Prosthodontist?

While a general dentist will often help to diagnose some of the issues a prosthodontist will treat, prosthodontists are much suited to determine the best procedure for your dental problem. Prosthodontists examine patients individually and recommend tooth restoration options that are best for them. If patients require a supplementary procedure before a prosthodontic procedure, then prosthodontists will advise accordingly.

Prosthodontists also carry out procedures on maxillofacial structures for patients with jawbone issues and sleep or snoring disorders. Going to the right medical personnel at the right time saves you a lot of time and money. Please consult with us today to see how you can get the best prosthodontic care.

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