If your teeth are damaged or lost, our dentists may recommend a prosthodontic treatment to restore their appearance, strength and function. Prosthodontics includes a number of different treatment options, and Dr. Amogh Bhalerao or Dr. Gayatri Jadhav will work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your needs. To schedule an appointment and learn more about prosthodontics in San Antonio, Texas, call Smiles R Us today at 210-694-4999.
Prosthodontics is one of the recognized areas of dental specialty by the American Dental Association®. This type of care focuses on diagnosing, planning treatment, rehabilitating and maintaining oral function, comfort, appearance and health for patients with missing or deficient teeth and oral tissues. The practice of prosthodontics encompasses a broad range of procedures, such as replacing missing teeth, restoring damaged or irregular teeth, and more. Essentially, prosthodontists aim to revitalize and enhance the aesthetic and functional aspects of patients’ smiles. They often play a central role as the “quarterback” in comprehensive dental treatment plans, leading teams comprising general dentists, specialists, and other healthcare professionals to devise effective solutions for dental issues and needs.
Some common prosthodontic treatments include:
A fundamental goal in prosthodontics is to achieve both functional and aesthetic outcomes in tooth replacement and restoration. Apart from addressing missing or damaged teeth, prosthodontists also cater to the unique requirements of geriatric patients, care for children born with cleft palate or missing teeth, and offer specialized TMJ treatment. The road to becoming a prosthodontist involves three additional years of rigorous, formal training beyond regular dental school. This extended education equips prosthodontists to handle diverse dental challenges, ranging from congenital facial defects in children to rehabilitative care for patients who have experienced traumatic injuries.
To explore further insights into prosthodontics and discover how our dentists and team can assist you in achieving a healthy and beautiful smile, we encourage you to reach out to us today.