Improve Your Smile
Do you want to improve your smile?
Concepts concerning the development of a pleasing smile were developed by prosthodontists initially to make dentures appear more natural. Prosthodontists learn these concepts by reviewing the literature in seminars and treating patients receiving extensive training in veneers, crowns, bridges and the correction of esthetic imbalances of a smile.
Do you wear dentures?
When dealing with extensive decay or gum disease, many people must resort to dentures to replace their natural teeth. Over time, the jawbone shrinks, and wearing dentures becomes more and more difficult. Using skills and techniques based on research and experience, a prosthodontist is able to provide the best possible custom-fitted dentures. A prosthodontist may recommend dental implants to stabilize the denture and prevent your jawbone from excessive shrinking.
Are you missing one or more teeth?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you should consult a prosthodontist. Depending on the number of missing teeth, the condition of the remaining teeth and the patient’s preference, teeth may be replaced by implant-supported crowns/bridges, conventional bridges or removable partial dentures - only a specialist knows for sure.
Are you interested in dental implants?
Implants were initially developed in Sweden by Dr. Bränemark for patients missing all of their teeth. Now the same principles are applied to replacement of a single tooth or multiple teeth with the same high degree of success. Depending on the condition of your mouth and your preference, a prosthodontist can recommend the type of treatment right for you.
Many prosthodontists now provide implant placement surgery as a routine aspect of patient care. In many cases, prosthodontists are the ideal specialist to provide the dental implant surgery as well as the restoration. The success of the restoration depends on the implant placement, and the prosthodontist is the one member of the dental team who recognizes where the implant should be placed to ensure a satisfactory result.