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Why Should I Visit a Prosthodontist?

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Wondering when it’s time for you to see a Prosthodontist? Complex dental problems require a dental specialist with advanced training. Tooth loss or certain dental conditions can significantly impact both the function and esthetics of your teeth and may be issues beyond what your regular dentist can treat. Prosthodontists are dental specialists who undergo a minimum of 3-year extra training and education beyond dental school to address these complex oral health issues.

What is a Prosthodontist?

It’s hard to know when it’s time for you to visit a Prosthodontist if you don’t truly understand what one is. Prosthodontists specialize in restoring and replacing missing or damaged teeth for function and esthetics; helping people with neck or jaw deformities; and treating complicated dental cases with extended destruction or malocclusion.

They receive extensive training in fabricating restorative prostheses. These could be removable like dentures or implant supported dentures or they could be fixed like crowns, bridges and fixed implant prostheses.

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Prosthodontists are the cornerstone of the specialty level of dentistry since they can diagnose complicated cases and treatment plan and restore full mouth reconstructions.

The in depth knowledge of the interaction between the biological tissues and the limitations of dental materials make the prosthodontist the expert in those extensive reconstructions that might involve the participation of other specialists as well.

Comprehensive dental restorations

Whether you require crowns, bridges, dentures, or dental implant restorations, prosthodontists are uniquely qualified to handle these restorative procedures. Their in-depth knowledge of dental materials, prosthetic design, and oral anatomy, allows them to create durable, natural-looking dental restorations that fit perfectly.

By leveraging their expertise, prosthodontists can help you re-establish optimal oral function, aesthetics, and health.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover is a comprehensive, personalized plan that combines multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance the aesthetic appearance and functionality of your smile. It can address various issues, including teeth discoloration, misalignment, damage, or loss, as well as gum contouring.

The goal of a smile makeover is to create a healthier, more attractive smile tailored to the individual’s preferences and oral health needs.

Personalized treatment plans

Prosthodontists excel in developing personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. At Novudentics, our expert team takes the time to truly understand not only your unique challenges, but also what you hope to accomplish through prosthodontic treatment.

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We carefully evaluate your oral health, listen to your concerns, and work with you to devise a treatment strategy that aligns with your goals. We use the latest digital technology (like digital scanners and printers) and we keep up with the scientific advancements so we can give our patients every possible option.

Complex full mouth restorations

Dental implants are widely regarded as the gold-standard restorative solution for missing teeth. Prosthodontists possess advanced knowledge in implant dentistry, including the surgical placement of implants and the design and fabrication of implant-supported prostheses.

They can navigate complex cases involving bone grafting, sinus lifts, and full mouth restorations with implants, providing a functional and natural-looking smile.

Collaborative, comprehensive care

Prosthodontists understand the importance of collaboration in achieving optimal treatment outcomes. They work closely with other dental specialists, such as oral surgeons, periodontists, and orthodontists, to ensure a comprehensive approach to your dental care.

This collaborative team approach ensures that all aspects of your oral health are addressed.

Dr. Serafeim Kallithrakas – An Experienced Prosthodontist

When it comes to restoring your smile and oral health, a prosthodontist’s expertise is invaluable. Dr. Kallithrakas discusses all available treatment options at your consultation, including what to expect if you opt to forgo treatment altogether.  
If you want to learn more about our individualized prosthodontic services, call or click online to schedule a visit at Novudentics today. We’re ready to help you get started on your journey to a more beautiful and healthy smile.

Who Wrote This?

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Dr. Kallithrakas (Dr. K) is the lead prosthodontist for Novudentics in Palm Beach, Florida. He obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and conducted a one year fellowship in Implant Dentistry sponsored by Biomet 3i at NOVA Southeastern University. Dr. K also has a Master in Science in which his thesis The difference in microgap between zirconia and titanium abutments; a pilot study was published.

Dr. K and his team at Novudentics have extensive training in all areas of prosthodontics, and serve patients across the United States from his Palm Beach office location. He believes that changing someone’s smile can help make a difference in many aspects of someone’s life.

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