What is prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is a specialty in the field of dentistry that deals with resolving issues associated with missing or impaired teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues with biocompatible substitutes. Prosthodontists have graduated from dental school and then have had three additional years of advanced education and training in a post-graduate program that has been accredited by the American Dental Association.
Thomas C. Jew DDS addresses these areas as a whole connected region to determine the potential causes and appropriate treatment of what is ailing you. Our process includes:
- diagnosing the issue
- planning treatment
- establishing an appropriate rehabilitation routine
- determining how to maintain oral functionality
- managing comfort
- addressing oral appearance
- restoring and maintaining health and wellness
Why do I need prosthodontic care?
When the conditions of your teeth, jaws, face and any oral tissues are compromised you may wish to seek a prosthodontic assessment.
Teeth may be missing or impaired due to an accident, poor oral hygiene and habits over the years, or certain genetic issues. Oral and maxillofacial – or jaw and face – tissues may need prosthodontic treatment for the same reasons.
If you believe that something needs to be replaced in your mouth, a prosthodontist is the specialized dentist you want to speak with to take care of your issue.