Replacing teeth is a scary prospect, but it doesn’t have to be. When you work with a prosthodontics NYC dentist from New York Dentist, you can feel comfortable knowing a dentist trained expressly in teeth replacement is looking after your oral care.
Many dentists claim they can do what we can do, but if you need teeth replaced, a New York Dentist prosthodontics NYC dentist is the one you want to work with. A prosthodontist from our office is specialized in teeth replacement, and we will do a better job than general dentists.
Your prosthodontist has received an advanced education and can perform procedures such as crowns, dental implants, dentures, bridges, and more. Don’t trust your smile to just any general dentist. Trust a professional trained in the replacement of teeth.
What’s the Difference Between Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry?
It’s true that much of what a prosthodontist does would be considered cosmetic. If you’re missing one tooth, but the rest of your teeth are functioning just fine, then replacing that one tooth might be considered, by some, to be an aesthetic choice. However, many cosmetic procedures are also good for oral health.
For example, if you have a missing tooth, that could cause your other teeth to become misaligned, which can lead to chewing difficulty and abnormal wear and tear on your teeth. The truth is, all of your teeth rely on each other. Replacing missing teeth is important to the overall health of your mouth and gums.
Any general dentist can take a course or two and call themselves a cosmetic dentist, but prosthodontists are specially trained for several years following general dentist schooling, which makes them more educated and highly qualified for the replacement of teeth.
When you go to have your teeth repaired or replaced, wouldn’t you rather have the more experienced dentist?
How Can Your Prosthodontics NYC Dentist Help You?
Many dentists can place a crown or treat cavities with fillings, but the prosthodontist has been through an additional three years of schooling in order to treat more serious oral conditions. We can treat a simple tooth filling just as a general dentist can, but we can also go beyond what a general dentist can do—all the way to a full mouth restoration.
Please see below for a list of some of the dental treatments we routinely handle:
Dental implants are surgical objects that are embedded into the jawbone to support the placement of dental bridges, crowns, dentures, or other dental devices. Common dental implants are similar in appearance to a screw or metal post that is set into the jawbone. The dentist can then cap the implant with a crown or other dental prosthetic.
Dental implants are used when the natural teeth are beyond repair, or when the root of the tooth has been compromised. Dental implants are safe and long-lasting.
The process of bonding is when a prosthodontist repairs cracked, chipped, or otherwise imperfect teeth. They do this by changing the shape or adding to the natural teeth by bonding a composite resin to your teeth in the same color. The composite resin bonds, or adheres, to your tooth. The prosthodontist can shape the resin as well.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are fake teeth that are made to look as natural as possible. A crown is basically a tooth-shaped cap that fits over what’s left of your natural tooth. The crown can be made of various materials, such as porcelain or metal alloy.
Bridges are also fake teeth and can be made to fit over your natural teeth. One or more of the bridge teeth fills in a gap where a lost tooth or teeth used to be.
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses many different procedures, and includes most of the ones discussed in this list. It’s differentiated by the fact that the dental procedures are not considered necessary for oral health.
It could be argued that all cosmetic procedures are necessary for oral health because when you have broken or misaligned teeth, these imperfect teeth can alter your bite, cause abrasions in your mouth, and can impact your chewing habits.
The use of dentures is still prevalent today because it’s a way to have a full set of teeth without undergoing the pain or expense of dental implants. Some people aren’t healthy enough for dental implants so their only option is dentures.
Dentures can be full or partial. Partial dentures work similarly to a bridge in that they can be anchored to natural teeth still in the mouth. Full dentures are affixed directly to the gums using a strong adhesive. There are many benefits to dentures. They allow you to eat, to smile, and to live a life free of oral pain.
Full Mouth Restoration
Some people need treatment to all of their teeth, and sometimes even to some of the structures within the oral cavity, such as with oral cancer patients. Our office is prepared to handle full mouth restoration.
Replacement of Existing Dental Work
Most dental work simply can’t last forever. Even the longest-lasting dental implants can break or wear out over time. Sometimes an injury can damage existing dental work and you will need a replacement.
Our office can handle the replacement of dental work and promises the latest technology and procedures. We will ensure you receive dental work comprised of the longest-lasting materials that are feasible within your budget.
NYC Prosthodontics Help Is On the Way
When you know you have oral health needs, don’t trust just any dentist to take care of your dental treatment. See a dentist who can handle a wide array of issues, from crowns and bridges to full mouth restoration and more. Your prosthodontics NYC dentist at New York Dentist can help you achieve the oral health you desire.
Call us today for a free consult at 555-555-5555. You can also make an appointment online using the website form below. If you mention that you found us online, we’ll give you $100 off your comprehensive treatment plan.