What Is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontists are dentists that have undergone an additional three years of specialized training through an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited program to focus on conditions that affect missing or damaged teeth, bone, and / or surrounding tissues.
They offer treatments that not only restore functionality but also improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. They also treat many sleep concerns, such as sleep apnea.
What Procedures Can a Prosthodontist Perform?
Prosthodontists can perform a wide range of services to help restore your smile with artificial devices, including dental implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures, and more. They can also handle more complex concerns such as oral cancer reconstruction and can perform jaw surgery.
When Should You See a Prosthodontist?
If your dentist is not a prosthodontist, they will refer you to one should you need treatment for conditions that a prosthodontist specializes in. This may include mouth cancers, sleep and snoring disorders, cleft lip and / or palates, traumatic injuries, and restorative dentistry concerns. If you have dental insurance, you most likely need a referral to see a prosthodontist so that your treatment is covered.
To help you choose a prosthodontist, look for experience, qualifications, and board certification through the American Board of Prosthodontists. Choose a doctor who is compassionate and communicative that specializes in treating your specific concern.
Where Can You Find the Best Prosthodontist in Southern Maryland?
Renowned prosthodontist, Dr. Joseph T. Luke practices in two Southern Maryland locations, in Lusby and in Leonardtown. He has been a practicing prosthodontist since 1988 and has successfully performed many successful procedures. Our practice is also home to skilled prosthodontist Dr. Jonathan Luke.
To schedule an appointment with either of our outstanding prosthodontists, contact us today at 301-475-8100 in Leonardtown or 410-326-6466 in Lusby for quality, long-term solutions .