What is Prosthodontics?

Steven Rhodes is a Board Certified Prosthodontist in Las Vegas. Prosthodontics is an American Dental Association (ADA) recognized specialty known for procedures as simple as whitening a tooth or as involved as replacing one or all missing teeth. Prosthodontists are called upon to treat complex cosmetic and full mouth reconstruction cases, both with and without teeth. At our local prosthodontist office, we always put patients first, and aim to provide compassionate care alongside all our services.

What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is an expert in the specialized practice of tooth restoration and replacement. Alongside four years of dental school, prosthodontists undergo an additional three years of training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate program. ADA recognizes nine specific dental specialties, one of which is prosthodontics.

Teeth Replacement

If you’ve ever lost teeth, you probably know that the experience can drastically affect your outlook on life and your appearance to others. Certain experiences that were once simple, such as smiling or eating, often become a source of stress or embarrassment. The great news is that your teeth CAN be restored with the help of a prosthodontist.

Our dental office specifically offers crowns, bridges, and full or partial dentures as viable options for regaining your smile and confidence. Dental implants are also a great option for those seeking a permanent solution for regaining their smile.

Whether you need a single tooth or multiple teeth replaced, we work with you to provide the best option and guide you through treatment, from the initial consultation to follow-up treatment.

Managing Complex Cases

In need of a complex dental restoration? Prosthodontists are specifically trained to manage complex situations, including restoring smiles after a traumatic injury or creating new smiles for those born with genetic facial deficits. Whatever your particular case, we can help get you achieve a beautiful smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

 A prosthodontist is the perfect professional to consult for cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance the look of your smile. With Dr. Steven Rhodes’ advanced training, we are able to offer specialized procedures for fixing broken teeth, as well as discoloring and misshapen teeth and the structures associated with them. Some of these procedures include:

·      Adding ceramic crowns or caps to damaged teeth

·      Placing veneers onto teeth to conceal cracks, chips, or other defects

·      Closing unwanted gaps between teeth or on tooth surfaces using bonding technology

·      Whitening teeth with bleach to brighten your smile

What are the Benefits of Going to a “PRO”?

If you are in need of a cosmetic dental procedure, you may think that the easiest thing to do would be to visit your regular dentist for your procedure. Did you know that some dentists perform reconstructive dental work following a single weekend course on a particular procedure? That may give them a general overview of what work needs to be performed, but it may to helpful to know that prosthodontists receive three extra years of intense, formal training for dental reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry beyond regular dental school.

Additionally, prosthodontists are ADA recognized specialists, which qualifies them to offer care in state-of-the-art procedures, including:

·      Dental implants

·      Cosmetic dentistry

·      Complex cases involving multiple dental specialists

·      Full, partial, and removable partial dentures

·      Replacing lost teeth

·      Special needs pertaining to geriatric patients

·      TMJ syndrome/disorder

·      Traumatic injuries requiring reconstructive dental work

·      Snoring and sleep disorders

·      Maxillofacial prosthetic procedures, including oral cancer reconstruction and continued care

Prosthodontists are provided with rigorous training and experience so that they can understand the full dynamics of creating a great smile. Not only that, but they also are trained on tooth replacement and the preservation of a healthy mouth to ensure that all patients are left with a better understanding of oral health and proper maintenance of whichever procedure they undergo.

Contact us today or schedule an appointment online to get on your way to a healthy, beautiful smile!

***Information from The American College of Prosthodontists


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