Prosthodontist - Phoenix

Why Should I See a Prosthodontist?

At AZ Family Dental, our extensively trained prosthodontist allows us to provide a unique set of dental specialties for our patients. We offer professional diagnoses, treatment planning, teeth restoration, and teeth replacement. Along with our highly skilled dentists, our prosthodontist enhances the beauty and restores the function of teeth. They can work with patients to restore and replace teeth throughout the mouth using treatments like dentures, crowns, and dental implants.

One of our newest offerings is All-on-X (commonly referred to as “Teeth In A Day” on TV). All-on-X utilizes dental implants to replace all of the teeth on the jaw to restore a mouth with a functional and beautiful dentition. Our prosthodontist can customize to each patient’s needs and use this procedure on mouths where the majority of teeth are compromised or missing.

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Why Should I See a Prosthodontist?

Visit a prosthodontist for comprehensive treatments, including repairing, removing, or replacing teeth in large numbers. They’re specially trained in diagnosing complex dental conditions and large-scale mouth reconstruction. Likewise, prosthodontists can treat birth defects that have caused congenital teeth problems, such as ectodermal dysplasia.

Conditions

  • All-on-4
  • Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • Bruxism
  • Edentulism
  • Occlusal trauma
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder

What Services Do Prosthodontists Provide?

  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures
  • Complete Dentures
  • Partial Dentures
  • Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Implant Bridges
  • Implant Crowns
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • TMJ Treatment
  • All-On-X
  • Veneers

Frequently Asked Questions on Prosthodontists

What is the difference between a dentist and a prosthodontist?

After dental school, prosthodontists go on to complete three years of additional training to specialize in the restoration and replacement of teeth throughout the mouth. Generally, dentists repair teeth on a smaller scale and maintain overall oral health.

Is prosthodontics the same as endodontics?

While both are dental specialties that receive additional training, endodontists treat issues concerning the inside of the tooth, including the pulp and interior tissues. Endodontic therapy is another name for root canal treatment, as it focuses on protecting the tooth interior from infection.

Can a prosthodontist do tooth extraction?

Yes, prosthodontists have the knowledge and training to do tooth extraction for patients suffering from periodontal disease or gum and tooth damage.

What treatment falls under fixed prosthodontics?

Fixed prosthodontics include the following treatments:

  • Artificial teeth
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dental inlays
  • Dental onlays
  • Veneers

What is the most common failure in fixed prosthodontics?

Fixed prosthodontics typically pertains to dental implant restorations. When it comes to restorations supported by natural teeth, the primary issues often involve retention loss and tooth decay. In contrast, implant-supported restorations commonly face challenges related to infection due to inadequate home care.

Are crowns considered prosthodontics?

Yes, dental crowns cover an existing tooth to strengthen it and provide visual appeal. They’re used in restorative dentistry and can be administered by both a prosthodontist and a general dentist.

Are implants considered prosthodontics?

Yes, dental implants are a part of prosthodontics. Prosthodontics encompasses all dental treatments related to the restoration or replacement of teeth using prosthetics.