Learn About Your Prosthodontist in NJ, Dr. Hernando Pulido
Prosthodontists are known for repairing and replacement of chipped or lost teeth. This type of dentist is trained in all elements of a smile including teeth, gums, lips, and structure of the jaw. In some cases, when a whole smile needs to be recreated, your prosthodontist in NJ will be the one to design the patient’s new look with a team of other dentists.
Services of a Prosthodontist:
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental implants
- Reconstructive surgery
What Does a Prosthodontist Do?
Typically, a prosthodontist works to reconstruct a mouth that has lost teeth or damaged teeth. There are a variety of ways that these replacements can be procured.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells made from a ceramic material that can be placed to cover the front surface of the tooth. This shell is bonded closely to the tooth so that it is long-lasting and offers the patient a seamless look to the rest of his or her smile.
Dental implants are necessary when an entire tooth needs to be replaced. They are made from titanium metal posts that are implanted into the jaw using a minor surgical procedure. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or more when needed. They can also be used to offer more support to bridges or denture appliances. The prosthodontist is the one to design and place the implant crown with this procedure.
Crowns also known as “caps” are artificial caps that are placed on the surface of the tooth. They can be made from metal, porcelain that is fused to metal, or even entirely of porcelain. Crowns are often needed after a root canal has been performed, or to help repair a broken tooth.
Bridges serve to connect healthy remaining teeth on either side of a gap with artificial teeth. They are made to hold up the crowns for missing teeth in between.
Dentures come in various forms, partial, full or implant supported. For a patient who is missing a lot of teeth, they greatly increase the quality of the patient’s ability to eat and communicate. The Prosthodontist will design and make sure the dentures are a proper fit for the patient.
Prosthodontists are there to help a variety of patients for all their reconstructive needs. They are specially trained to treat the most challenging dental problems.
To schedule an appointment with your prosthodontist in NJ, call Pulido Dental Care today at (732) 477-7272.