Why See a Prosthodontist?

Whether you are a new patient or have been with us for awhile, you may not completely understand what a Prosthodontist is. Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth dedicated to the highest standards of care. They make smiles look beautiful as well as functional; the way they should be. Prosthodontists receive an extra 2-4 years of specialized training in a graduate program accredited by the American Dental Association. This field of dentistry is one out of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.

THE EDUCATED CHOICE

Choosing the dental specialist best qualified to meet your needs can be a confusing task. You probably know that if you need braces, you would visit an orthodontist, or if your wisdom teeth need to be extracted, an oral surgeon would be the right choice. When researching Prosthodontists, however, it may seem that their skills overlap with those of general dentists and self-titled “cosmetic dentists”. While general dentists may offer some of the same services, as specialists in the field of esthetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry, Prosthodontists provide those services at a higher skill level and offer treatment options and customized solutions that are unique to the specialty. Therefore, choosing a Prosthodontist means selecting the person with the appropriate education and experience to care for your dental needs. Isn’t your smile worth a specialist’s care?

Dr. Jansen is Prosthodontist, a specialty trained restorative dentist. Prosthodontists like to think of themselves as the “quarterback” of a dental treatment plan. Dr. Jansen may help lead a team of general dentists and other dental specialists to develop your dental treatment plan. Our office provides personalized attention to each and every patient and will form a plan unique to your needs with your health concerns in mind. Our entire staff is highly trained and will assist you with all of your dental needs, oral hygiene (maintenance) procedures and administrative matters.

Choosing a prosthodontist as your restorative dentist means choosing the best for your mouth in terms of health and esthetics. A prosthodontist specializes in restoring and enhancing smiles to their highest capacity. Prosthodontics (also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry) is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, restoration or existing teeth, and replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontists can restore oral function through the placement of restorations or prostheses (dentures, crowns, implants, etc.)

Specialized training must be completed at an ADA-accredited prosthodontic education program. This is where prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating multiple, diverse, simple and complex dental conditions. They will also learn how to restore the optimum function and esthetics of a smile.

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 including dental veneers, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening, dental bridges, and dental crowns. We also have a highly trained and motivating hygiene team.  Call our office at Curtis E. Jansen, DDS Phone Number 831-656-9394 to schedule an appointment today!