A prosthodontist is a diagnostic and treatment-planning expert who deals commonly with complex dental problems. Ordinary dentistry is also part of prosthodontics. A prosthodontist is a specialist in cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry, who has spent additional years in full-time study advancing his knowledge, skill and ability.
A prosthodontist will often work in a team to achieve optimal, long-term dental health. There needs to be close cooperation between the general dentist, periodontist, oral surgeon, orthodontist, as well as the highly skilled dental technicians in working with you, the patient, to achieve aesthetically pleasing long-term dental health. Sound gum (periodontal) health is a pre-requisite for long-term success. The patient is seen in this practice as the most important member of the team.
The specialty of Prosthodontics has become much more assertive in this new millennium because it is the source for the most cutting edge and effective tooth replacement. A prosthodontist’s post-graduate education extends three full years beyond the basic degree in dentistry and is a blend of science, engineering and cosmetics. Traditionally, the finest crowns, bridges, and cosmetic restorative dentistry were achieved by prosthodontists. Today the state of the art in dental medicine is implant prosthodontics, the custom design of stable, beautiful smiles built upon titanium “roots” that biologically fuse with human bone. The possibilities are limitless and daily new discoveries assist this arm of the profession to create the most precise and cosmetic results for our patients with minimal discomfort and time commitment.
The importance of a beautiful smile should never be underestimated. It is one of our greatest resources for communication, self-confidence and personal style. It is the physical signature of the personality that lies deep within us. It is important to us that our patients achieve a smile that is not only healthy and functional, but one that is emotionally rewarding, often life-changing. Our staff are dedicated to this philosophy and endeavour to fully understand every patient’s total need.
SMILES CAN BE MAGICAL!
Did you ever dream that you could just wake up and have a brand new beautiful, shining smile?
Dental implant treatment by its very nature is a costly procedure. To be accomplished, it requires skilled experienced professionals who work with each individual’s highly customized treatment plan. The equipment is technologically sophisticated, the materials are intricate and valuable, and all of this is subject to meticulous sterile detail.
Unlike the rest of the human body, the virtual “youth” of the mouth can be preserved right up through the age of a hundred. The concept of eating well for all of one’s lifetime while sporting a timeless smile spurs many to “bite” from the Fountain of Youth.