Prosthodontics is an area of dentistry that focuses on restoring and replacing teeth and other structures in the mouth damaged by disease, trauma, or age. The field includes aesthetic procedures such as veneers, crowns, bridges, tooth whitening, and dental implants. At Century Dental Associates, our prosthodontist will consult with you and perform a comprehensive exam to determine your best treatment. They will then work together to ensure you receive the best care possible to restore your smile. A prosthodontist is the only professional who is a dentist and a maxillofacial surgeon. Prosthodontists offer their specialized knowledge to their patients by diagnosing and managing oral symptoms of diseases, restoring proper function to the mouth, face, head, and neck, and maintaining optimum oral health through ongoing preventive maintenance.
Why Visit a Prosthodontist?
You might visit a prosthodontist for a variety of reasons. It could be caused by a mouth injury, a congenital problem, or cosmetic reasons. Although many general dentists may provide these treatments, prosthodontists have received significant training in cutting-edge techniques and procedures for treating complex dental diseases.
Problems with Your Jaw, Sleep, or Snoring
If you wish to treat temporomandibular difficulties or disorders and address sleep or snoring issues, you should contact a prosthodontist. The muscles and joints around your jaw are included in the temporomandibular area of your body. Most people refer to problems in this area as TMJ. Many people have difficulties with this area, which become more noticeable when they yawn, chew, or sleep. A prosthodontist can assist you in resolving your issues by providing the appropriate therapy.
Treatments for Traumatic Injuries
Prosthodontists are experts in treating traumatic injuries to the mouth, teeth, and face.
Oral Cancer Reconstruction
Oral cancer can be treated surgically by removing any malignant development. To address cosmetic difficulties, a prosthodontist might undertake oral cancer reconstruction surgery.
The Benefits of Prosthodontics
Many patients seek a prosthodontist for comprehensive dental care, and many good reasons exist. A prosthodontist offers various services under one roof, including implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, and more. These restorations can correct multiple problems in one fell swoop, such as missing teeth, chips, cracks, discoloration, misalignment, and gaps between teeth. Whether you want to replace one or more teeth or improve the appearance of your smile, the prosthodontist has the skill and experience necessary to create the smile of your dreams.
Visit Century Dental Associates at 111 John St., Lobby, New York, NY 10038, or call at (212) 587-3000 for more information about how prosthodontics can help patients repair and restore their smiles after tooth loss. We will be happy to schedule an appointment for an examination that will allow our dentists to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan to meet the patient’s needs.