Why See a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics (also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry) is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Becoming a prosthodontist requires an additional three years of specialty training after obtaining a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. This specialized training must be completed at a full-time ADA-accredited prosthodontic residency program. This is where prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating multiple, diverse, and complex dental conditions. Dr. Pickle also completed a specialty board certification in Prosthodontics and a hospital-based Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics where he was trained in extensive surgical techniques. Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, restoration, and replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontists can restore oral function through the placement of implants, restorations or prostheses (dentures, crowns, bridges, etc.). Advanced deterioration of a patient’s teeth usually creates issues besides the loss of tooth or tooth structure which can be addressed by our office. While we may serve as the “architect” of a dental treatment plan, we often collaborate with your general dentist and other specialists to facilitate the complete treatment of your condition.
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