What is a Prosthodontist?
You have probably heard since you were a child that your smile is supposed to last you for your entire life. While that is true in theory, there is a good chance that it is not the case. Things happen to teeth. You could bite down too hard on a piece of candy and your tooth cracks. You could fall and break a tooth. You might end up with loose teeth due to tooth and gum decay. What are you supposed to do if something happens to your smile? The answer to that is simple; you make an appointment with us here at Alexandra Garcia, DDS. We practice prosthodontics, and there is a good chance that we can restore your smile.
What Does a Prosthodontist Do?
When you come to see us for a flaw in your smile, you will see a dentist who practices prosthodontics. We are in the business of fixing imperfections and problems.
One of the problems that many people have is that they lose one or more teeth. That is something that you need to see a prosthodontist for. We can replace a missing tooth and in many cases will do it through a dental implant. This is a way that we can give you a brand new prosthetic tooth. It will look and feel just like a natural tooth.
If you need more than one tooth replaced, we might be able to help you with that as well. One of the things that we can do is a fixed bridge. This uses both dental implants and a bridge to replace several teeth in a row. A fixed bridge is permanent; it is not the same thing as a removable denture.
If the tooth can be saved, we have many ways that we might be able to repair it. One of those ways is with a dental crown. We will remove the damaged part of the tooth, and then we will cover what is left with a crown. That will become the new surface of your tooth.
Veneers are a way to improve your smile and take care of some imperfections. Veneers are made to cover the front of your teeth. They look natural, and they will give you a bright, white smile.
If you need several teeth and are not a good candidate for dental implants, or if you do not have the time for them, we can fit you with dentures. It could be partial dentures or complete dentures, depending on your needs.
Call Us for More Information
These are just a few of the things that a prosthodontist can do. We are in the business of giving people smiles that they will once again want to use. Here at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, we want to do the same thing for you as well. Give us a call at (346) 250-2930 so that we can get started. Remember, the first step to restoring your smile is to make that call. We are sure that you will be very happy with the results.