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About Our Dental Treatments

Prosthodontics is one of only nine dental specialities recognized by the American Dental Association.

Dentures, Crown & Bridge, Implant Prosthetics, TMJ

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Advanced techniques for the treatment of:

Total Mouth Rehabilitation

Choose Your Treatment

The correct treatment for you will be a matter of your unique dental needs and priorities. We schedule consultations in a relaxed environment to assist you in your decisions.

Important questions to consider are :

  • Number of options available.
  • Maintenance required.
  • Longevity of restoration.
  • What will restoration look like (aesthetics).
  • Costs and payment options.
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Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of dental treatment planning is the ‘open ended treatment plan‘. This plans for the most likely early failure area and provides options for future treatment without starting over.

Crowns:

Sometimes referred to as ‘caps’, a crown completely covers a tooth. A crown can save a damaged or broken tooth. Crowning teeth with large fillings can protect them from fracture, often preventing future procedures and expense (as well as tooth loss).

Fixed Bridges:

Fixed bridges are designed to replace a tooth or teeth that have been lost. First, the teeth next to the spaces left by lost teeth are crowned to serve as anchors. Then, replicas of the missing teeth are connected to the anchor crowns, “bridging” the gap between your teeth. A bridge is not removable.

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There is probably no greater range of qualities, expertise, and cost among dental services offered in the United States than with dentures. Constructing your denture from start to finish in my personal lab assures you the best results attainable. The two types of dentures available are removable partial and complete dentures.

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All dentistry has the potential to affect your appearance. The dental treatment you select should achieve the maximum “cosmetic” effect possible. Appearance, however, cannot take priority over function. Priorities, advantages, and disadvantages of specific types of treatment needs to be thoroughly discussed.

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This is correctly termed Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD). Cases of TMD are complex. Determining the particular cause of your problem is the most important aspect of treatment. Some causes include chronic headaches and clicking (or popping) noises made by the jaw while opening and closing.

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Dental implants offer you options for tooth replacement that were not previously available. Patients wearing removable partial dentures now have the option of fixed crowns and bridges. Complete denture wearers now may replace their teeth in a variety of ways that more closely reproduce the look and feel of real teeth.

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Over the years, we have made eyes, ears, noses, half faces, and even a portion of a woman’s leg. These days we limit our services to intra-oral defects for the most part. Extreme facial replacements are usually best handled by on-staff prosthodontists at major cancer treatment facilities. We have connections to all major institutions and are willing to provide any information that we can.
We routinely provide obturators, palatal lifts, and cleft palate services to a wide variety of patients.

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This is the study of how your teeth meet. Malocclusion, or misalignment of your teeth can be the cause of a wide variety of problems. A few examples are:
* T.M.D.
* Excessive or rapid tooth wear.
* Inability to chew.
* Speech problems.
* Sleep / anxiety disorders (clinching, grinding, or bruxing).
* Headaches.
Occlusal problems are corrected by moving teeth (orthodontics, i.e. braces), restoring teeth, or a combination of the two. The correct approach to your individual dental needs will be carefully evaluated and discussed. We want what you want- excellent results that hold up!
This area of dentistry is of particular importance because it controls all forms of dentistry.

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Accidents happen! Trauma care usually involves the highest level of expertise. I have treated everything from gunshot wounds to dog attacks to automobile accidents. Probably the most common source of injury is occupational.
We routinely provide obturators, palatal lifts, and cleft palate services to a wide variety of patients.

For more information, please refer to the Services Provided section.

Head and neck cancer patients require unique treatment. Chemotherapy for a tumor in any portion of the body has oral consequences. We have specialized training in the dental problems associated with various forms of cancer treatment.
Oral cancer may result in surgical defects requiring maxillofacial prosthetics. Radiation often requires the extraction of remaining teeth. Our office has 20 years of experience at supporting your level of need.

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  • health-icoA prosthodontist is a dentist who has also completed two to three years of advanced training in an ADA – accredited education program. The successful completion of both dental and prosthodontic board examinations is necessary to practice prosthodontics.

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