Who is a Prosthodontist
Dr. Luke is a prosthodontist. Prosthodontists are experts in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and complex restorative dentistry. After completing 4 years of dental school, Prosthodontists receive an additional 2-3 years of intense specialized training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate program. Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the ADA. Prosthodontists treat many complicated dental conditions and restore the working order and aesthetic appearance of teeth and the surrounding areas. Prosthodontic procedures include making crowns, bridges porcelain veneers, complete and removable dentures and dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures and/or teeth, snoring, sleep disorders, oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care for the patients. Teeth may need replacing for a variety of reasons, including overcrowding (which may lead to gum disease), neglect, stress along the jaw line, trauma from accidents, diseases such as oral cancer or congenital defects.
Whether your care requires simple fillings, single crowns, tooth whitening, or complex implant reconstruction, you can be assured that you are receiving the best care possible in state-of-the-art dentistry by visiting a Prosthodontist. Prosthodontists have vast knowledge in dental materials and techniques, and are well-versed in the dental literature so that you can be assured that your treatment is backed by sound clinical research.
Prosthodontists are qualified to offer service in state-of-the-art procedures and techniques, such as:
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Natural-looking crowns and bridges
- Tooth whitening (bleaching)Porcelain laminates (veneers)
- Dental implants
- Complete dentures and partial dentures
- Complex care management involving multiple specialists