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What Are Prosthodontics?

Focusing on restoring your smile.

Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association…Opens a new window to the ADA website….

This dental specialty focuses on the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function. Plus, a prosthodontist will prioritize the comfort, appearance, and health of patients who have missing or deficient teeth or oral tissues.

Prosthodontics can include replacing missing teeth, restoring irregular or damaged teeth, and more. In short, a prosthodontist works to restore and enhance the way your smile looks and functions. In many cases, a prosthodontist acts as the “quarterback” in dental treatment plans.

A prosthodontist often leads a team of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals in finding solutions to dental problems and needs.

Special Care for Our Special Patients

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Virginia Dental Solutions offers prosthodontics to help you plan out your treatments and regain a healthy, attractive, and fully functional smile. When you visit our office, our experienced prosthodontist, Dr. Luis Martinez, will work with you to design a treatment plan customized for your smile.

In prosthodontics, the goal of tooth replacement and restoration is both functional and aesthetic.

In addition to replacing missing teeth and restoring damaged or irregular teeth, prosthodontists also attend to the special needs of geriatric patients, care for children born with a cleft palate or missing teeth, and provide TMJ treatment.

Prosthodontists receive three additional years of formal, intensive training beyond regular dental school. This allows them to care for a wide range of dental needs, from children born with genetic facial defects to patients who require rehabilitation after a traumatic injury.

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