What is a Prosthodontist?
Sun City West, AZ
We have all heard of dentists, right? Most of us have heard of orthodontists as well. How many people, though, have heard of a prosthodontist? Here at Frank W. Sallustio DDS, we understand that you may overlook our practice simply because you do not know what we are. However, we are more than happy to explain to you not only who we are but why we are more qualified than any other specialty to take care of you and your oral health needs, both restorative and cosmetically based.
What Do They Do?
Similarly, to how an orthodontist specializes in treating your bite pattern and misaligned teeth, a prosthodontist specializes in diagnosing and treating problems within the mouth that are structurally based or to resolve missing teeth. A prosthodontist is the most qualified specialty of dentistry to do everything from restorative procedures like crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants to cosmetic procedures such as veneers or whitening. We have completed not only dental school, but three extra years of training and we are recognized by the American Dental Association. We restore dental and facial problems with your teeth and jaw.
Why Are They Different?
A prosthodontist, when you break down the word, literally means “dealing with teeth replacement.” If anything ever needs replacement in your mouth, we are the ones you want to see, because no one else has the knowledge, training, and experience to handle nearly as much. Can other dentists do these treatments? Sure, they can. However, when your job revolves entirely around the subject, we are far more likely to have success in your procedure than anyone else. It is like going to a general practitioner rather than a neurologist. Whether you need to replace a single tooth, a line of teeth, or all of your teeth, we have got you covered.
Why go to a Prosthodontist for an Implant?
As with any procedure, we spend an extra three years learning not only how to install an implant, but all of the intricacies as well, from different methods to what could go wrong to even more than that. We have a better working knowledge on the subject than a general dentist would, and we can work closely with you to figure out your specific needs in each and every individual case. If there is a complication, we are also better suited to handle that than a general dentist would be as well, whether you require a grafting procedure prior or something else. We have you covered regardless.
If you find yourself needing a tooth or several teeth replaced, a prosthodontist (particularly here at Frank W. Sallustio DDS) can help to walk you through the different steps in getting the perfect smile back, not only in appearance but comfort and functionality as well. Just give us a call today, and we can schedule an appointment where we can sit down with you directly and find out your oral health goals, a budget, and much more. We hope to see and help you soon!