Teeth play a vital role in the health of your mouth, taking on both functional and aesthetic roles. Healthy teeth aid in chewing and speaking, fill out the cheeks, and provide beauty for the smile. If you have ever lost a tooth and needed complicated dental work such as dental implants, your general dentist may have referred you to a prosthodontist for care. But, what exactly is a prosthodontist? And more specifically, what do they do? Get to know your prosthodontist in Gainesville, FL, by learning about their special training and skills.
5 Things You Should Know about Prosthodontists
Prosthodontics is one of the nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
Prosthodontists attend three additional years of advanced clinical training and education beyond dental school.
Prosthodontists have a special, advanced understanding of functional problems of the teeth and jaw and how they relate to the aesthetics of the face.
Prosthodontists are specialized in complex diagnosis and treatment planning, and in the restoration and replacement of the teeth and jaw structures.
Prosthodontists are highly skilled in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, dental implants, full mouth reconstruction, dentures, crowns and bridges, traumatic injury, and treatment of TMJ disorder.
More than a general dentist, a prosthodontist has the expertise and training required to provide specialized care for more complex functional and aesthetic problems. If you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full arch of teeth, a prosthodontist is qualified to replace and restore missing teeth in the most aesthetic way possible using dental implants, bridges, dentures, or another method.
Drs. Justin Craighead and Ada Parra are both prosthodontists in Gainesville, FL, and are experienced in simple to complex rehabilitation of the teeth and jaw. They are members of prestigious organizations within the dental field, including the American Dental Association and the American College of Prosthodontists. We welcome new patients, especially those with missing teeth, and encourage you to contact our office for an appointment!