What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed three additional years of advanced training and education in an accredited prosthodontic program in addition to four years of dental school. Prosthodontists specialize in treating dental and maxillofacial conditions that involve diagnosis and treatment planning; rehabilitation of oral function, comfort, and appearance; and overall physical, emotional, and mental health of our patients.
How Can a Prosthodontist Help You
At Phillips Prosthodontics, our doctors are trained to create beautiful smiles and restore your teeth. You can think of Dr. Julie Phillips and Dr. Cristen Ayers as your dental ‘quarterback’. They will help coordinate your care with other oral health professionals (i.e., general dentist, surgeons, specialists) to create the optimal treatment plan to meet your dental needs.
When Do You Need a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics, by definition, means the replacement of teeth. Prosthodontists are the experts when it comes to replacement of missing teeth. This can range from a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth in your mouth. We recognize that losing a tooth or teeth is traumatic and can drastically change your self-confidence. You may find the smallest pleasures, such as smiling, speaking, being yourself out in public become daunting or embarrassing. We are here to help restore not only your smile, but your health and happiness!
What Prosthodontists Specialize In
There are many great ways to replace and restore teeth – even a whole mouth of missing teeth. While you may be familiar with crowns, bridges, and full or partial dentures, you should know that there are also other great ways in which you can regain your smile, improve your appearance, and look more self-confident. Dental Implants can offer a more secure replacement in some cases. Or you may need a combination of various types of restorations for a comprehensive solution.
Regardless of which of these procedures is deemed right for you, Prosthodontists will work with you every step of the way. This will begin with creating a treatment plan and not stop until you’ve received a prosthesis that works well for you – restoring comfort and confidence. Your prosthodontist is specially trained to manage any complexities that may be encountered throughout this process so you can enjoy having all the benefits brought about by having a full, healthy smile in your life again.
Why Work with a Prosthodontist?
The years of additional training received by a prosthodontist will benefit you in many ways – including having your missing teeth replaced; improving your bite, so it’s easier for you to chew and digest your food, and helping you to look better so you can feel more self-confident about yourself. As is the case for all Prosthodontists, Dr. Phillips is very passionate about the work she does and enjoys continual training and education throughout the year to learn about in new techniques and materials.
Prosthodontists wants to make sure that you don’t suffer through the embarrassment and discomfort of a damaged or incomplete smile. To schedule an appointment with a Prosthodontist, make sure you call Phillips Prosthodontics at 336-274-5400 today.