Why You Might Want to See Your Top Local Prosthodontist

Friday, September 2, 2016
Why You Might Want to See Your Top Local Prosthodontist

When might YOU need prosthodontics?

In our line of work, prosthodontics, there aren’t many problems we HAVEN’T seen. Some patients were born with teeth missing, or parts of teeth missing. Other patients had their teeth damaged or chipped during sports, or during an accident. And some patients come to us because their teeth are damaged or missing from neglect. Whatever the case, if you’re worried about a tooth condition, your top local prosthodontist has a solution.

Of our team of expert dentists, two are at the top of their field in prosthodontics. Dr. Najeed Saleh, DMD, and Dr. Evanthia Anadioti have decades of clinical experience and teaching at the highest level between them. No matter the case, they can find a solution.

What Solution Doesn’t Your Top Local Prosthodontist Offer?

The most common cases we see here that we refer to prosthodontics are cases of congenital dental defects, injuries, and neglect. A top prosthodontist knows that each case is different and should be treated differently, so our office uses a variety of different approaches to meet your prosthodontic needs. Some approaches you may encounter are:

  • Bridges: The prosthodontist can literally bridge the gap of a missing tooth. This procedure involves a crown on each tooth on either side of the gap, and a false tooth in between.
  • Crowns: A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to help restore it to its normal shape and strength, or to improve its appearance.
  • Dentures: In more extreme circumstances, dentures, which are a frame that holds one or more artificial teeth, can be used.
  • Dental Implants: This is a more serious procedure in which an artificial root is placed in the gum, so that removable or permanent false teeth can have a strong foundation.
  • Oral Cancer Reconstruction: For patients recovering from oral cancer, dental reconstruction is an option. For more information about reconstruction options, contact us here.

These are just some of the more common approaches our team uses for prosthodontics. Each patient is carefully evaluated to find the approach that will work best for them.

If you are struggling with missing or broken teeth in the greater Philadelphia area, remember that there’s no case this top local prosthodontist can’t handle! Call us today at 215-898-PDFP to set up an appointment.