Why choose a Prosthodontist?

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A Prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. He makes smiles look beautiful and function the way they should. After completing four years of dental school, A Prosthodontist receives an additional three years of rigorous, in-depth advanced postdoctoral training. The goal of Prosthodontics is to restore you to your best and most natural smile while maintaining the normal function of your teeth. The experience of a Prosthodontist will guide you through the complex treatment options. He will help you weigh the benefit and risk and help advise you on the best outcome for a long-term result. Many like to think of Prosthodontists as the “quarterback” or “architect” of a dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, and other dental specialists, to develop solutions for your dental needs. Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and the American Dental Association(ADA).

Many patients are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth and want a “smile makeover.” Often patients want “perfect” bright white teeth, but this type of smile makeover usually looks artificial and unnatural. What patients are truly seeking is a satisfying and aesthetic enhancement of their smile that also retains a natural healthy appearance of their gums. A prosthodontist has completed advanced training in the restoration of teeth to their natural form, color and function, and the CDA/ADA recognizes prosthodontists as specialists in this field, including smile makeovers. Visit with Dr. Cheng about using dental veneersbonding, tooth bleaching, crowns/caps to give you the smile makeover you desire.