Broken, Damaged, or Missing Teeth? Find a Prosthodontist.
Penn Dental Family Practice features specialized prosthodontists.
A general dentist is perfectly sufficient for patients who need dental check-ups, cleanings, and preventative care. Patients with severely damaged teeth, however, require specialized care.
For patients with damaged teeth, finding a prosthodontist is essential for effective treatment and a successful recovery.
What Types of Patients Need a Prosthodontist?
What exactly is prosthodontics, and what types of patients will benefit from receiving their care?
The American Dental Association defines prosthodontics as “the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.”
In simple terms, a prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating patients with damaged teeth. In addition to standard dental schooling, prosthodontists undergo three years of specialized education and training.
Patients with congenital dental (including tooth, jaw,…
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