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Does A Prosthodontist Perform The General Routine Treatments

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
Does A Prosthodontist Perform The General Routine TreatmentsA prosthodontist specializes in the design, manufacturing, and fitting of restorative prosthetics for patients who have damaged or missing teeth. Often, prosthodontists specialize in both restorative and replacement procedures. The American College of Prosthodontists explains that the aim of a prosthodontist is to promote the advanced practice and study of implants, as well as reconstructive and esthetic dentistry. From bridges and crowns to dental implants, veneers, and dentures, prosthodontists possess the expertise to devise a treatment plan for restoring the mouth of a patient in a functional as well as aesthetic way.

What are Routine Dental Treatments?

General routine dental treatments are the more simple procedures aimed at preventing and fixing certain dental issues. They involve procedures like dental fillings to prevent further damage that may be caused by cavities. Additionally, the procedures involve professional dental cleanings, including planing and scaling to get rid of tartar, bacteria, and plaque. Treatment of tooth decay is also part of routine dental treatment. Often, patients are required to have a twice-a-year schedule for routine checkups. A dentist will check the teeth, gums, and also jawbone to see if there are issues such as gum disease, cavities, decay, and bone erosion.

Prosthodontics vs. General Dentistry

Prosthodontists and general dentists sometimes perform similar procedures, however, there is some difference in what services they offer and the training they undertake. A general dentist focuses on preventive as well as routine procedures. He or she does cleanings, dental checkups, fixes cavities, and performs other routine procedures. A general dentist performs preventive and simple dental procedures and issues such as tooth decay, dental filling, cleanings, checkups, and restoration of broken or chipped teeth.

On the flip side, a prosthodontist, can perform the general procedures and go a step further to offer complex treatments like implants, dentures, crowns, oral surgery, as well as tackle maxillofacial issues. Now that you know a thing or two about prosthodontists and general dentists, why not visit our prosthodontics office to find out what services we offer? Schedule an appointment.

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