Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth. They make smiles look beautiful and function the way they should. Prosthodontists are trained to manage the most complex dental restorations. From patients requiring rehabilitation after a traumatic injury to creating new smiles for those born with genetic facial deficits. Prosthodontists have the special skills needed to restore smiles to the best they can be.

After completing four years of dental school, a prosthodontist receives an extra three years of special training in an ADA accredited graduate program to be qualified to offer service in the state of the art procedures such as:

  • Restoring implants
  • Full mouth reconstruction
  • Crown and Bridge
  • Complete and Partial Dentures
  • Treating TMJ (facial pain)

What Causes TMJ problems?

Excessive clenching, wrong bite and disease that affects the muscles and joints such as Arthritis.

Signs and Symptoms of TMJ problems may include:

  • Pain in or around the ear
  • Tenderness of the facial muscles
  • Clicking of the jaw
  • Difficulty to open or close your mouth
  • Pain while yawning
  • Difficult to chew
  • Locked jaw, with extreme difficulty to open your mouth
  • Headaches

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