A prosthodontist is a specialist in tooth restoration. Although a general dentist can offer some restoration treatments, their focus is on more general dental care. Prosthodontists are highly trained and experienced in helping patients who have lost one or more teeth. Therefore, there are many benefits of seeing a prosthodontist.

A prosthodontist specializes in tooth restoration, which can require complex oral and maxillofacial treatment planning.

To qualify as a prosthodontist requires several additional years of education and training. These extra years of training focus on the latest developments in replacing teeth. It is extensive training that is not limited to just cosmetic dentistry, but covers intricate and complex dental restorations too.

The benefits of seeing a prosthodontist can be summarised as follows:

1. Improving your smile.

A prosthodontist can help you get your smile back by creating custom dental appliances that look and feel natural. There are several options for restoring your smile. If your natural teeth are healthy and aligned, then teeth whitening is an option. If you have gaps or badly damaged teeth, then the prosthodontist will design a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific oral health needs. We offer the latest treatment options, including porcelain veneers.

2. Restoring your ability to chew and speak properly.

When you lose teeth, it can affect your ability to eat certain foods and pronounce words correctly. A prosthodontist can help restore those functions with dental implants or other dental appliances. Some patients are not candidates for traditional dentures; others find them uncomfortable, irritating, or even painful.

This is why it is important to see a prosthodontist who keeps up to date with the latest developments and technology in their field: it will provide you, the patient, with more treatment options. This is one of the significant benefits of seeing a prosthodontist. The prosthodontist will conduct a thorough oral examination to determine which options are possible for you, and which will provide the best long-term solution.

3. Preventing bone loss.

When you lose teeth, the bone in your jaw begins to deteriorate. This can cause your face to change shape and make you look older. In addition, if this bone loss is left untreated, the deterioration of your jaw bone could limit the prosthodontic treatment options available to you. If it does not eliminate any treatment options, it might mean more complicated treatment to account for the bone loss.

A prosthodontist can help prevent bone loss with dental implants or other dental appliances. This is not only a matter of your physical appearance, but taking care of your overall dental health.

4. Improving your overall health.

Studies have shown that there is a link between oral health and overall health. By keeping your mouth healthy, you are also helping to improve your overall health. It is important to schedule regular check-ups with a qualified and experienced general dentist. They will provide you with the general care and advice for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

However, if you are missing a tooth (or teeth) or you have very badly damaged teeth, it is best to book a consultation with a prosthodontist. The benefits of seeing a prosthodontist speak for themselves. For the best quality results, you need to see someone who specialises in tooth restoration. Seeing a specialist will provide you with more treatment options, the latest technological developments, as well as quality solutions that deliver long-term results.

If you are considering seeing a prosthodontist, be sure to find one that is experienced and has a good reputation, such as Dr Boris Cherkasski.

Contact us to book the next available consultation at Manningham Dental Services.