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What is a Prosthodontist?

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What Is A Prosthodontist And Why Does That Benefit Me?

Our team of prosthodontists are dental specialists in the restoration and replacement of teeth. If you are concerned with tooth replacement or dental restoration work, our team of board-certified Elmhurst area prosthodontists and dentists are a great choice. An individual might choose a prosthodontist over a general dentist in Elmhurst because they demand the highest quality care for themselves and their family.

A simple way to understand this is to think of a prosthodontist as a plastic surgeon. Although your family practitioner might remove a small blemish, most people would certainly seek the care of a plastic surgeon for major reconstructive or aesthetic procedures. In the same vein, prosthodontists in the Chicago area can perform simple procedures for dentistry although their specialized expertise is most necessary when dealing with complex aesthetic or reconstructive dental situations. When needed, they also partner with other dental specialists for your absolute best results.

Committed to the Most Complex Dental Solutions

After completing four years of dental school, prosthodontists receive 3 years of additional training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate specialized education program. A board-certified prosthodontist has completed a four-part written and oral examination given by the American Board of Prosthodontics. It is the highest achievement a prosthodontist can attain. Currently, there are 39 Board Certified Prosthodontists in Illinois. Contrary to popular advertisements, “cosmetic dentistry” is not a recognized specialty by the ADA.

Prosthodontists are experts in coordinating treatment with other dental specialists such as oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, and orthodontists to provide the highest quality of care to their patients. At Guzaitis Dental Group our doctors work closely with other specialists to ensure the best outcome for all of our patients. The extensive level of specialist training that prosthodontists have increases the capabilities to provide superior results with implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, and all cosmetic and restorative procedures. Let your smile thrive with the expertise of the doctors at Guzaitis Dental Group, prosthodontists near Chicago.

Meet Our Expert Staff

Dr. Keith Guzaitis
DDS FACP Board Certified Prosthodontist
Dr. Kevin Kopp
DDS FACP Board Certified Prosthodontist
Dr. Ashor Elia
DDS, General Practitioner

What Can A Prosthodontist Do Over A Dentist?

As with all specialists, a prosthodontist has been trained at a level second to none. They specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. Whether you are getting a single crown, an extensive reconstructive or aesthetic procedure – our prosthodontists in Elmhurst have been trained to perform this work at the highest level possible. Click below to see patient results!

Dr. Kopp Explains The Benefits Of A Prosthodontist

How Do You Know If You Need A Prosthodontist?

  • Do your teeth have severe wear?
  • Do you have several missing or broken teeth?
  • Are you seeking the highest quality aesthetic result?
  • Is your bite wearing down?
  • Are you seeking improvements from misaligned or damaged teeth or dentures?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, our team would love to discuss how prosthodontics can improve your oral health and confidence. Guzaitis Dental Group is committed to doing dental procedures right the first time, which is why our dental consults are so in-depth and informative. We recommend talking to an expert prosthodontist here at Guzaitis Dental Group so you don’t experience some of the painful downfalls that Debbie has run into.

Listen To Debbies Story: “A Dental Disaster”

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