What is a Prosthodontist?
At Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry our prosthodontists are the dental replacement and restoration specialists. They help restore or replace damaged teeth, whether you experienced trauma, normal wear and tear, or are experiencing the side effects of aging.
Whether you need a single tooth replacement, complete dentures, dental implants, or a full mouth restoration, our prosthodontists are qualified, gentle, and experienced enough to provide you with the amazing results that you desire. We help you get your beautiful smile back, something that you may have thought you lost.
Your smile is crucial to your self-esteem, and our prosthodontists are the specialists in the industry with the education necessary to give you exemplary results. Prosthodontists have an extra three years of specialized dental school in addition to the standard four years of dental schools all dentists have, making them the experts in the industry.
How We Can Help With Tooth Replacement
Our prosthodontists help you get full function of your mouth again. Whether you are embarrassed to smile because of missing teeth or eating has become difficult because of missing or loose teeth, we can help.
Dental implants are the specialty of our prosthodontists. Dental implants are the closest thing to your real teeth. Dental implants are titanium screws, which become the ‘root’ of your artificial tooth. Titanium naturally fuses with your jawbone, giving your artificial tooth the look and feel of a natural tooth. Dental implants prevent the risk of bone loss and a ‘sagging face.’
Patients that lost or are losing their teeth due to excessive gum disease or bone loss may not be a candidate for implants. Our prosthodontists offer a viable alternative with fixed and removable partial or complete dentures. We offer a variety of options depending on the health of your mouth. Some patients will be able to use implant-supported dentures, which have titanium screws holding the dentures in place. Patients with severe gum disease or bone loss may need traditional, tissue-supported dentures. Either way, our prosthodontists ensure a proper fit and long-lasting use.
If you need just one tooth or a few teeth replaced, and the teeth surrounding the missing teeth are in good condition, our prosthodontists can place a bridge in your mouth. The bridge consists of crowns on the two outlying teeth to give the bridge something to hold onto. We then add a false tooth or teeth to the area that needs them, connecting them all with cement to create the bridge.
How We Can Help With Tooth Restoration
Prosthodontists are the experts in tooth restoration. They go beyond the standard tooth decay treatment, giving you full functionality of your damaged tooth or teeth once again. We offer the highest quality crowns, caps, veneers, and full mouth reconstruction.
Sometimes damaged teeth do not need complete removal. Our prosthodontists aim to keep as much of your natural tooth as possible to leave the tooth’s natural roots in place. Dental crowns and caps cover the existing tooth to restore it to its natural function. We use a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, and ceramic, to cover the tooth, restoring its full function.
Veneers help with chipped, discolored, and misshaped teeth. Our prosthodontists prepare the tooth by removing a small portion of the enamel to make room for the porcelain veneer. They then shape it accordingly so that it matches your other teeth, giving you an even smile.
Call Olympia Prosthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry at (360) 339-4944 to learn more about how our prosthodontists can help you. We are happy to answer any of your questions, make an appointment for your consultation, and create a plan to restore your mouth to its original beauty.