Frequently Asked Questions About Prosthodontics
Please read answers to frequently asked questions about Prosthodontics. For more information about how you can restore your smile, call our Bettendorf office at Quad City Prosthodontic Specialists Bettendorf Office Phone Number 563-332-3691 or use our Online Appointment Request Form.
Why See a Prosthodontist?
You may want to visit a prosthodontist if you are missing one or more teeth; you are interested in dental implants; you wear dentures or removable partial dentures; or you want to improve the esthetics of your smile.
What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the teeth, including function and esthetics.
What is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontists have advanced and extensive training that give them a unique understanding of restoring the dynamics of a smile and healthy mouth. Becoming a prosthodontist requires an additional three years of specialty training after obtaining a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. This specialized training must be completed at an ADA-accredited advanced prosthodontic education program and includes state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating multiple, diverse, and complex dental conditions. These dental specialists also have advanced training in restoring optimum function and esthetics of a smile.
What Can Prosthodontics Do For Me?
Prosthodontists can restore oral function through the placement of restorations or prostheses (dentures, crowns, dental implants, etc.). To give you the best treatment possible, we often collaborate with your general dentist and other specialists to facilitate the complete treatment of your condition.
Prosthodontic treatment can literally redesign your smile with a number of different services including dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implant restorations, dentures, removable partial dentures, porcelain veneers, inlay/onlays, bonding, and teeth whitening.