What is prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on restoring your smile if you lose teeth or damage other oral structures like gums and facial bones. The main goals of prosthodontics are:

  • Preserving your mouth’s function
  • Making your smile look natural and full
  • Making comfortable dental prosthetics
  • Keeping your mouth healthy after damage or disease
  • Creating custom treatment plans to meet your goals

After losing teeth, your face takes on a different structure that alters your appearance. With prosthodontic work, you can eat and speak normally and look like yourself again.

What do prosthodontists do?

Prosthodontists like Dr. Nahlah can perform many restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Nahlah frequently:

  • Creates custom crowns
  • Fixes custom bridges into place
  • Attaches and adjusts veneers
  • Performs dental implant surgery
  • Fits and fixes dental appliances

Prosthodontists have all of the training of a general dentist and then some. Dr. Nahlah can perform routine maintenance on your mouth like cleanings, exams, root canals, and whitening treatments. He can also advise you on how to best care for your mouth and maximize the life of your dental prosthetics.

What issues can prosthodontists fix?

Prosthodontists focus on fixing issues with the structures in your mouth. With custom prosthetics and other treatments, they can correct:

  • Damage from cavities
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Breaks
  • Missing teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Large gaps
  • Uneven tooth sizing

Whether your damage is extensive or minimal, Dr. Nahlah works with you to reach all of your cosmetic and structural goals.

What should I look for in a prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists must complete further specialized training in an American Dental Association-accredited prosthodontics graduate program. They also receive training in cosmetic dentistry, disorders of the jaw, implants, dentures, and more.

Dr. Nahlah has earned one of the highest titles in the field of prosthodontics: a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

A board certification alone confirms that your prosthodontist stays up-to-date on advancements within the field. Being a Diplomate means that Dr. Nahlah meets certain criteria with his knowledge and skill in the field.

For expert, top-quality prosthodontic care, call Dental Group of Tysons or book your appointment with Dr. Nahlah online today.