What is prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is a specialty in dentistry which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of oral issues that impact on the function, comfort, appearance and health of a patient.
The term “prostho” means replacement, and “dontics” is used when referring to practices dealing with teeth. However, prosthodontics covers a great deal more than just replacement teeth.
Prosthodontic treatments are commonly used for patients with clinical conditions that cause them to have missing or deficient teeth, oral and maxillofacial tissues, or jawbone structure.
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a recognised expert in all things to do with giving patients realistic teeth replacements in the mouth. This can range from a single tooth implant to a complete makeover, including all new teeth and gums.
These specialists are dentists who have undergone additional three years of advanced training and education in restoring and replacing teeth. They are highly skilled in all areas of prosthodontics including dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, cosmetics, temporomandibular disorders, and more.
Prosthodontists are also widely considered as the most advanced of dentistry consultants - regularly coordinating teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals in order to serve their patients’ needs.
Why would you need to see a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is essentially the go-to practitioner to help rebuild your smile. They are the experts in:
Replacing lost teeth
For many of our patients, losing your natural teeth can be extremely traumatic. Whether it’s in an accident, because of an infection or decay, or simply part of the aging process, loosing any number of teeth will come as a shock.
Not only is your smile impacted, simple things like chewing can become difficult, and a missing tooth can impact both on your other teeth and even your bone density. With the help of a prosthodontist, you could rebuild your smile in a wide variety of ways.
Crowns, bridges and dentures are extremely effective in improving appearance, where dental implants could provide a more permanent and life-like alternative. These solutions provide both a natural looking replacement, whilst restoring functionality to your teeth.
No matter how many teeth you may need replaced, your prosthodontist in Hampstead can help you find the treatment that is right for you.
Cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry
Having a healthy-looking smile can do wonders for your self-esteem, which is why so many people opt for cosmetic dentistry treatment through a prosthodontist.
Prosthodontics covers a wide range of cosmetic procedures to help you achieve that flawless smile, such as placing ceramic crowns or veneers to conceal imperfections or bleaching discoloured teeth to create that ‘Hollywood bright’ effect.
Complex cases and care management
A prosthodontist is trained to manage even the most complex dental restorations. Their years of additional training and study means they have the skills and experience necessary to restore any smile.
With an in-depth understanding of the relationship of teeth and jaws, they can help to create a proper bite, rehabilitate patients following traumatic injury, form new smiles for those born with genetic facial defects such as cleft palate, and complete complex restorations for patients who may have undergone radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.
Specialist prosthodontics at our North London practice in Hampstead
Thanks to their advanced training and expertise with modern technologies, choosing a prosthodontist for your restoration work is the best way to effectively rebuild your smile and preserve your oral health.
At Dental Perfection’s North London practice in Hampstead, our Specialist Prosthodontist is Dr Mehran Sanei. Recognised by the British General Dental Council, Dr Sanei has been practicing prosthodontics since 1999.
To book your consultation with our exceptional dental team, or to find out more about our prosthodontic treatments at Dental Perfection, please call us today on 020 7431 2710, or come and see us at our practice in Hampstead, North London to book your consultation.
We have been working with clients from all over North London (including St Johns Wood, Belsize Park, Highgate, and Swiss Cottage) from our Hampstead clinic since 1979.
Our North London premises are less than a minute's walk away from Hampstead Underground Station.