Are Dental Implants For Me?
Courtesy Rowan Buskin BDS, MSc, for Collin SENIOR Magazine
A prosthodontist is a speciality within dentistry. After completing studies to become a general of family dentist, a prosthodontist must complete a three-year post graduate program accredited by the American Dental Association.
Prosthodontists are dental specialists in the esthetic and functional restoration and replacement of teeth. They have a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, bite, preservation of healthy mouth and creation of tooth replacements. The speciality encompasses reconstructing a single tooth to reconstructing a complete mouth. Prosthetic reconstructions can be either fixed, where the teeth are not removed from the mouth, or they may be removable, where the teeth are removed for dental hygiene measures.
Patients are referred to a prosthodontist due to the complexity of the treatment required.
The types of restorations are:
crowns, either all-ceramic, metal-ceramic or gold;
fixed bridges on teeth, either all-ceramic, metal-ceramic or gold;
dental implant restorations for individual teeth, multiple teeth or complete teeth replacement using fixed or removable bridges;
replacement of all upper and/or lower teeth with complete dentures;
replacement of several upper and/or lower teeth with removable partial dentures;
In office and at home bleaching procedures are often included in treatment plans.
Once the information is collated, a comprehensive treatment plan, normally with multiple options, is presented to the patient.
Dr. Rowan Buskin may be reached at 972-503-7200.