Prosthodontics is one of the 9 recognized fields of dental specialties, and is concerned with the diagnosis, planning, and execution of restorative and cosmetic procedures. AZ Dental uses prosthodontics to ensure that your treatment helps you regain a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile. We invite you to call us at 408-437-1111 to learn more about prosthodontics in San Jose, California, and schedule your consultation with Drs. Navdeep Aulakh, Parin Patel, Kevin Hashemi, Heidi Lee, Nipa Shetha, and Victoria Furman.
Dentists who specialize in prosthodontics receive 3-4 years of additional training after completing dental school to learn how to correct damage to your smile. Prosthodontists are considered the “architects” of dentistry, and work with other dental professionals to create comprehensive treatment plans, coordinate your treatment, and keep you informed about your oral health and treatment options. This collaboration between prosthodontists and other dental professionals allows you to receive the best possible restorative results.
Prosthodontists may be consulted when:
- Creating full or partial dentures
- Filling gaps created by one or more missing teeth
- Planning a dental implant placement and restoration
- Improving the appearance of your smile.
Prosthodontic treatments are intended to be functional, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. In order to receive a prosthodontic treatment, you must have healthy teeth and gums. You will need to receive treatment for periodontal disease, tooth decay, or other oral conditions before we can provide a prosthodontic service.
Prosthodontic treatments include:
- Dental implants
- Dental veneers
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Complete and partial dentures
Your prosthodontist may also provide treatment for TMJ dysfunctions, snoring, sleep apnea, and reconstructive work following oral cancer treatment.
Please contact our practice to learn more about prosthodontics.