You may wonder why you should see a prosthodontist if your general or family dentist can perform many of the exact same treatments. The answer is simple: Prosthodontists are dental specialists, and they have received additional training in the diagnosis, restoration, and replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontics is one of the nine recognized fields of dental specialties, and it focuses on restoring oral function through the placement of dental fillings or prostheses (veneers, crowns, implants, inlays and onlays, or complete and partial dentures, etc.).
Prosthodontists undergo up to three years of additional training following dental school to achieve a unique understanding of the dynamics of a healthy smile and mouth. This specialized training must be completed through an ADA-accredited program, and it involves learning state-of-the-art treatment techniques and procedures for multiple complex and diverse dental conditions.
Additionally, the deterioration or damage to your teeth often creates problems beyond the loss of your tooth or tooth structure. Prosthodontists act as the “architects” or “quarterbacks” of your dental treatment plan, and they frequently collaborate with your general dentist and other dental specialists to ensure that you receive the best, most effective treatment possible.
We invite you to contact Pantops Prosthodontics today to learn more about prosthodontics in Charlottesville, Virginia, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ben Ross. We look forward to helping you regain your smile!