Do You Need a Prosthodontist? – Knowing When It’s Time

Most people are aware of the fact that there are numerous types of doctors, each focusing on a different aspect of your health and well-being. But a surprisingly small number of people are aware of the different types of oral health care experts. There are dentists, orthodontists, dental surgeons, and prosthodontists. Prosthodontists work with improving the smiles and overall oral health of people. Knowing whether or not you need a prosthodontist is important since it will have a big impact on your health, your smile, and your confidence. It isn’t hard to determine if you need to schedule a visit. An easy answer is if you are missing teeth. It is the job of a prosthodontist to provide you with things like dental implants, partials, or full dentures; those who are missing their teeth will likely find that these are the best solution available. Even if you wear dentures or partial dentures and don’t want further care, the abilities of a prosthodontist are worth seeking out. You’ll get the best looking smile possible thanks to their efforts. They also handle various specialized issues like dental implants as well as things that can help to improve the overall aesthetics of your smile. Things like veneers or repair to damaged or chipped teeth, for instance. In some cases a dentist may offer to help with these issues but it’s usually a better idea to let the professional handle the situation. And the professionals in this case are certainly those who’ve spent the additional years needed to become a prosthodontist. It isn’t that difficult to schedule an appointment and could provide you with the smile that you’ve always wanted but thought was out of reach. Perhaps the easiest way to know if you need a prosthodontist is to determine whether or not you’re happy with your smile. These professionals focus on improving every aspect of your smile, whether you’re missing teeth or you feel that veneers are the right option for you. Since a poor smile can reduce your overall self-esteem and happiness, paying them a visit may be exactly what you need to feel better about yourself and start smiling the way you want. Your regular dental care provider can help you set up a visit to a prosthodontist and get started down the path to a better smile.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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