Why do I need a Prosthodontist?Merritt Island, FL

Maintaining a healthy mouth and beautiful smile involve several components. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. It is also recommended that you have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined every six months. While taking proper care of your mouth is essential for reducing your risk of oral health complications, sometimes issues can still arise. When an issue such as tooth damage or tooth loss occurs, a specialist is needed. At Florida Prosthodontics, we specialize in prosthodontics and can help to restore both the health and the appearance of your smile.

Specialists in Tooth Repair and Replacement


Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. This particular specialty focuses on the repair of damaged teeth as well as the replacement of missing teeth. The goals of treatment are to restore both the health of your mouth as well as restore, or even enhance, the aesthetics of your smile.

Prosthodontists Vs. General Dentists


All dentists, including general dentists, receive four years of education and training. After those four years, prosthodontists, as well as specialists, go on to attend an additional 2 to 3 years of formal education and hands-on training in our specific field. In addition to classrooms, we attend lectures and seminars and work hands-on with real dental patients. We become well acquainted with the treatments for restoring damaged teeth, the procedures for extracting teeth, and how to effectively replace missing teeth. We learn all about, and use, the latest prosthodontic tools, technologies, and techniques, which then allow us to provide you with the high-quality treatment you need. While general dentists receive some training in certain types of dental restorations, we are experts in all restorative techniques and procedures.

What Can a Prosthodontist Treat?


We can provide some different treatments to meet your prosthodontic needs. These treatments include:

Dental crowns for restoring damaged teeth.
Tooth extractions for removing extremely damaged or decayed teeth that can otherwise compromise your oral health.
Bridges, dentures, or dental implants for replacing missing teeth.
Replacing old dental work or dental work that is failing.
Replacing old bridges or dentures when they no longer fit properly.
Cosmetic dentistry. We can also help to restore the aesthetics of your smile using treatments such as porcelain veneers, ceramic crowns and bridges, dental bonding, tooth colored fillings, and inlays or onlays.

Should I See a Prosthodontist?


While a general dentist may be able to perform some dental restoration procedures, prosthodontists have the knowledge and expertise needed to meet all of your restorative and cosmetic needs. In addition to being able to repair and replace teeth, we are very knowledgeable about and experienced in the use of, the latest tools and technologies needed to optimize your oral health and the appearance of your smile. If you have suffered tooth damage or tooth loss, we can provide you with the treatments you need to provide you with the best possible results.

When faced with tooth damage or tooth loss, getting the appropriate help is essential for restoring the health of your mouth as well as the aesthetics of your smile. Call Florida Prosthodontics today at (321) 635-1175 to learn more.