Why See a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontists are specialists in the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and oral/facial structures with natural, esthetic, and functional replacements. This includes the simple to most complex implant supported restorations, laboratory and clinical training in esthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, removable complete and partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures, and congenital or birth anomalies, as well as oral cancer prosthetic reconstruction and continuing care.
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Becoming a prosthodontist requires an additional three years of specialty training after obtaining a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree which is four years, and also having completed four years of college pre-dental education. The total is a minimal of eleven years. This specialized training must be completed at an ADA-accredited prosthodontic education program.
Advanced deterioration of a patient’s teeth usually creates issues besides loss of tooth or tooth structure which can be addressed by our office. While we may serve as the “architect” of a dental treatment plan, we often collaborate with your general dentist and other specialists to facilitate the complete treatment of your condition.
Prosthodontic treatment can literally redesign your smile with a number of different services. Call our office at Nick M. Nguyen, DMD, Inc. Phone Number 408-269-6570 to schedule an appointment today!