Why See a Prosthodontist?
Replacing Missing Teeth and Improving Your Smile
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, restoration, and replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontists can restore oral function through the placement of restorations or prostheses (dentures, crowns, implants, etc.).
Extensive training and experience give prosthodontists a unique understanding of restoring the dynamics of a smile and healthy mouth with the creation of tooth prostheses. Becoming a prosthodontist requires an additional three years of specialty training after obtaining a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. Dr. Richard Lee received a certificate in Advanced Postgraduate Studies in Prosthodontics and Surgical Fellowship on Implant Dentistry at NYU.
Advanced deterioration of a patient’s teeth usually creates issues besides the loss of tooth or tooth structure which can be addressed by our office. While we may serve as the “architect” of a dental treatment plan, we often collaborate with your general dentist and other specialists to facilitate the complete treatment of your condition.
Prosthodontic treatment can redesign your smile with a number of different services including dental veneers, dental bonding, dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening, dental bridges, and dental crowns. Call our office at 408-830-0123
to schedule an appointment today!