Prosthodontics: Dental Implants & Dentures in Reno, NV
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has undergone an additional three years of intensive training after dental school to specialize in the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and other structures of the mouth.
Prosthodontists are experts in dental rehabilitation and have extensive knowledge in procedures for treating diverse and complex conditions to restore function and esthetics. These include:
- Crowns, bridges, and veneers
- Dental implants
- Dentures and partials
- Temporomandibular disorders (TMD/TMJ)
- Snoring and sleep disorders
- Congenital or trauma related conditions
- Oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care
Whether dealing with the replacement of one tooth or many, a prosthodontist will develop a customized treatment plan to address a patient's individual needs. This plan may involve working with your general dentist, other dental specialists, or physician and a prosthodontist will act as the "quarterback" to coordinate your care.
Board certified prosthodontists are Diplomates of the American Board of Prosthodontics which means they have passed a series of rigorous written and oral examinations. These exams test not only a prosthodontist's knowledge of dental theory, procedures, and materials but also their clinical abilities and practical competency.
Call or email to schedule a consultation with one our prosthodontists at our office in Reno. We’re happy to work with you or your regular dentist to determine which cosmetic dentistry option is best for you. Please call 775-323-3574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maxillofacial prosthetics is a subspecialty of prosthodontics involving the rehabilitation of defects or disabilities that are congenitally, trauma, or disease related. Prostheses may be used to restore oral function (swallowing, speech, chewing) as well as esthetics. Devices may also be used to position or shield structures during radiation therapy. These prostheses include:
- Prosthetic eyes, ears, noses, or other facial structures
- Obturators - restore function and esthetics after total/partial loss of the maxilla (upper jaw)
- Mandibular resection appliances - restore function and esthetics after total/partial loss of the mandible (lower jaw)
- Speech aid prostheses
- Radiation shields
- Nasoalveoloar molding (NAM) appliances - used to shape the gums, lips, and nose of newborns prior to cleft lip and palate surgery
Maxillofacial prosthodontists work closely with head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, speech pathologists, and other medical and dental specialists to manage a patient's care.