What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a type of dental specialist. A prosthodontist specializes in the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. In addition to completing dental school, prosthodontists receive two or three additional years of training through a hospital- or university-based program that has been accredited by the American Dental Association. The main goal of a prosthodontist is to restore your smile to optimal function and appearance.
What is prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Prosthodontics focuses on restoring and replacing missing teeth in a way that returns your smile to optimum function, form, and aesthetics. The area of prosthodontics incorporates a number of dental services, including:
- Dental implants
- Full mouth rehabilitation
- Night guards (for teeth grinding and clenching)
- Same-day tooth replacement
- TMJ treatment
Prosthodontics in Yonkers, New York, is a great choice for patients who are concerned about the appearance of their smile and who are concerned about the dental materials used. You may also benefit from the services of a prosthodontist if you have a complex dental condition, a difficult diagnosis, or difficult dentures. Because a prosthodontist is often the coordinator for your dental treatment, they may recommend you to another dental specialist if needed.
We are pleased to provide the services of both a prosthodontist, Dr. Amy Shih, and a general dentist, Dr. Stanley Shih, at Westchester Family Dentistry to accommodate all of your dental needs and goals. Call us today to learn more about how we can care for your smile!