When you think about taking care of your teeth, you might think about going to the dentist. Indeed, a dentist can provide generalized care and services, but perhaps you require more specialized treatment. If you are concerned with replacing decaying or missing teeth and restoring the beauty of your smile, a prosthodontist has the expertise to help. There are many ways prosthodontic treatments can help patients who want to improve the look, function and health of their teeth.
Dental implants are a great option for patients who have missing or badly decayed teeth. This treatment addresses the problem by utilizing an artificial tooth that is installed in the jaw. The root is drilled in and a prosthetic is affixed on top. The dental implants is completely natural looking and can last for a patient’s entire lifetime.
Patients with missing or broken teeth who do not want implants will often opt for dentures and partial dentures instead. This option is not intended to replace teeth as it does not have roots but rather sits on your gums. Because achieving the right fit is so important, trusting a prosthodontist is a good idea if you are interested in having partial or full dentures made.
Smile reconstruction is a fantastic treatment for any patient who is self-conscious about the overall look and condition of their smile. This option is ideal is you have teeth that are chipped or uneven, a gap, misalignment or stains and yellowing. Through reconstruction, a prosthodontist can endow you with a completely new smile and the confidence you have been missing.
It turns out there is a lot that a prosthodontist can do for you. If you are ready to get the smile you have dreamed of, call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kathryn Ryan today.