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Important Prosthodontics Dentists Terms

Prosthodontics is a growing field dealing with tooth or jaw issues, and many dentists are choosing to pursue an education in this field. If you find that you need complex dental work completed, these professionals can provide this service at an affordable price. Here are some important key terms related to this field.

  • Prosthodontics – This is a dentist that specializes in the study of the cosmetic restoration of the oral cavity. This professional works to restore the appearance and function of the mouth by using prostheses.
  • TMD – This is a term that refers to ailments that affect the temporomandibular joint that connects the mandible to the skull. Though there a several underlying reasons for this disorder, many times it can be alleviated by examining the bite discrepancies in the patient and creating a prosthesis that deals with the issue.
  • Implantology – A dental implant made out of titanium is placed in the jaw and fitted with prostheses that are either fixed or removable. These can have various shapes and be inserted in different positions to accommodate the patient's needs. As each patient is unique, there is no set price point for implantology.
  • Palatal Lift Prosthesis – This prosthesis is placed in the roof of the mouth to address palatopharyngeal incompetence. This condition is when an individual can’t close off the nasal cavity from the mouth. This results in difficulty in speech, sometimes making the speaker unintelligible. This prosthesis displaces the soft palate, allowing the individual to speak clearly and swallow. Research is still being done as to the best way to treat this disorder.
  • Dentures – This is a prosthetic device, often called false teeth, that is used to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be partial or full, are removable and designed for comfort and durability.
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    Graham T. Egger, DDS
    2315 Sw 320th St Ste 1, Federal Way, WA 98023
    Our Federal Way dentist, Dr. Graham Egger utilizes the latest techniques for general dentistry, family dentistry and dental implant crowns. Experience excellent care and superior service.
    (253) 838-9314
    Patricia Benca, DDS, MS
    200 Andover Park E Ste 4, Seattle, WA 98188
    At Dr. Benca's Seattle area dentistry office, we provide Family, Cosmetic and General Dentistry with a ""patient first"" philosophy. Call today to see what we can do for you!
    (206) 575-1173
    Aaron C Cooley DDS
    4100 Factoria Blvd Se Ste C, Bellevue, WA 98006
    Our family dentistry office offers a full-array of dental services. These services include dentistry, TMJ and neuromuscular dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, and much more. Schedule your appointment today.
    (425) 747-7000
    Dodobaras DDS
    33515 10th Pl S Ste 12, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-9996
    Edgar Dentistry
    32114 1st Ave S Ste 200, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-9333
    Dr. Ladowski And Tomlinson
    33801 1st Way S Ste 201, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-4770
    SeaTac Family and Implant Dentistry
    1826 S 324th Pl, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-1225
    Center For Advanced Dental Medicine
    33507 9th Ave S Ste E, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 941-8000
    Thomas E. Jacka, DDS
    700 S 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 946-3575
    Nordlies Family Dentistry
    32020 1st Ave S Ste 117, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-6314
    Aesthetic Dental Center
    34700 11th Pl S, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 946-9900
    Marine Hills Dentistry
    1500 S Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 839-2800
    Timothy A Hess DDS PLLC
    1268 E Main St, Auburn, WA 98002
    (253) 939-2424
    Auburn Plaza Dental
    502 16th St Ne Ste 300, Auburn, WA 98002
    (253) 351-6000
    Auburn Family Dental
    1340 8th St Ne Ste 103, Auburn, WA 98002
    (253) 833-2200


    Dental prosthetics include implants, crowns and fixed dentures, both full and partial. They are used as a means of restoration, to return a person's mouth to its original state. Prosthodontics are a dental specialty, although in some cases they may be fitted by a maxillofacial and oral surgeon or an ENT surgeon. They are used as a substitute for more traditional, removable false teeth. Or a prosthodontist might replace a single lost tooth, for example as a result of an accident. Especially in younger patients, missing teeth can have an effect on self esteem. They may also do complete maxillofacial reconstruction after an accident. Prosthodontists also work with patients with congenital deformities of the tooth and jaw. They may do complicated surgery to restore normality. Simple prosthodontic techniques may be done by a regular dentist, including the fitting of replaceable dentures and fixed bridges and inserting crowns. They generally refer only complicated cases to a prosthodontist. In many cases, by the time a prosthodontist sees a patient, the broad outline of the problem has already been diagnosed. Complete treatment may require surgery or it may simply be a matter of restoring the upper part of a tooth or teeth. Prosthodontic restoration is commonly required after endodontic treatment, that is to say the dreaded root canal. Endodontic treatment is a last resort to save a particularly badly damaged tooth and the two often become linked. Prosthodontics may also be connected to orthodontics, that is to say straightening teeth. In most cases the ugly wire braces are no longer used, having been replaced by less obvious devices. In some cases, however, tooth reconstruction or alteration may be used to fix severe orthodontic problems. They may also advise on the maintenance and care of artificial teeth. All of these specialists work together to sustain and improve oral health.
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