Allen & Schwarz Dental
Prosthodontists & General and Cosmetic Dentistry located on Central Park South, Manhattan, NY
Are you missing teeth and not happy with your smile? If so, the experienced team of dentists and prosthodontists at Allen and Schwarz Dental in Central Park South, New York, can help bring back your confidence in your smile by restoring and replacing your teeth to their proper form and function. To learn more about the prosthodontic treatments offered, call the office or schedule your appointment online.
Prosthodontics Q & A
What’s a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a specialized dentist who diagnoses, plans, and executes restorative and cosmetic treatments. They’re experts in replacing the gaps in your mouth and providing you with a picture-perfect smile. By doing this, they optimize your oral health, hygiene, and confidence.
What are common prosthodontics procedures?
Your prosthodontist at Allen and Schwarz Dental designs your dental treatments to optimize the function and aesthetics of your teeth.
While there are a variety of prosthodontic treatments, the most common are:
Implants are a great way to replace a missing tooth as they look and feel the same as natural teeth. The prosthodontist implants a titanium rod into your jawbone to act as your natural tooth’s root helping to preserve your jawbone’s volume and keep your adjacent teeth from shifting.
Veneers are custom-made porcelain thin shells covering the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They help with uneven, stained, or chipped teeth.
A dental crown is a prosthetic cap generally made from porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two. They help improve your smile and restore the function of your cracked, damaged, or decayed tooth.
A dental bridge helps bridge a gap caused by one or two consecutive missing teeth. Your bridge consists of two crowns located on the ends of the bridge that anchor onto your natural teeth. In between your crowns are your false teeth.
Dentures are a great way to enhance the aesthetics of your smile while improving your speaking and chewing capabilities. Complete dentures are best when you’ve lost the majority, if not all, of your teeth.
Partial dentures provide the same benefits as complete dentures. The main difference is partial dentures are for people who have missing teeth in addition to healthy teeth. To not extract your healthy teeth, your prosthodontist can create partial dentures covering the gaps of your missing teeth.
What’s the difference between prosthodontics and general dentistry?
While both prosthodontists and general dentists both went to dental school, prosthodontists complete an extra three years of specialized training. Because of their extra training, they’re able to treat other dental conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorders and oral cancer mouth reconstruction.
To learn more about how prosthodontic treatments can provide you with a million-dollar smile, call Allen and Schwarz Dental today or book your appointment online today.