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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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    Lifepoint Dental Partners
    1903 Ep True Pkwy Ste 301, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    For questions regarding our services, an upcoming appointment, or what steps to take toward getting your dream smile, contact Lifepoint Dental Partners of West Des Moines today.
    (515) 224-1618
    Aspen Dental
    6630 Mills Civic Pkwy Unit 1110, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (515) 327-7000
    Thorsheim & Ceraso PC
    4201 Westown Pkwy Ste 118, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (515) 223-1213
    Premier Prosthodontics
    2900 Westown Pkwy Ste G, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (515) 223-2248
    Young General Dental/ Grimes Family Dentistry
    4919 Douglas Ave &, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515) 278-2010
    Aspen Dental
    3737 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515) 418-9848
    Aspen Dental
    4930 Se 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50320
    (515) 953-6000
    Lifepoint Dental Partners
    2785 N Ankeny Blvd Ste 26, Ankeny, IA 50023
    Contact Lifepoint Dental Partners of Ankeny with any questions regarding your upcoming appointment, our offered services, or how to get started on your dream smile. We would be happy to help you!
    (515) 965-5999
    Ankeny Dental Professionals
    1630 Sw White Birch Cir, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-4470
    Aspen Dental
    2409 Se Delaware Ave Ste 100, Ankeny, IA 50021
    (515) 963-4343
    Altoona Smiles PC
    950 28th Ave Sw, Altoona, IA 50009
    (515) 967-3046
    Dental Professionals Plc-
    200 N B St, Indianola, IA 50125
    (515) 961-8411
    Expressions Dental
    515 Grand Ave, Ames, IA 50010
    (515) 232-0558
    Ames Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
    415 S Duff Ave Ste D, Ames, IA 50010
    (515) 956-3700
    Consamus & Hampton Dental Clinic PLC
    3324 Orion Dr Ste 1, Ames, IA 50010
    (515) 232-2007

    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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