What Is A Prosthodontist?
We are proud of the fact that as well as being an excellent dentist, Dr. Jovanovski is also a certified prosthodontist. However, the position of prosthodontist isn’t as widely understood as a dentist is!
In short, a prosthodontist is a medical professional who has extensively studied the restoration and placement of teeth. After the usual four years of dental school, a prosthodontist receives three extra years of training in order to gain a complete understanding of those restoration and placement processes.
If you’ve ever wondered what a prosthodontist does or when it would be beneficial to meet with one, we’re happy to answer your questions.
What Does A Prosthodontist Learn In Their Extra Years Of Study?
Prosthodontists study the diagnosis, treatment design, and upkeep of oral health for patients who are suffering from missing teeth. This intensive level of study gives them an edge on assisting patients who are dealing with health issues due to missing teeth!
While dentists study generalized care, prosthodontists have a much more focused approach. By dedicating years to the study of missing teeth and the repairs needed for patients’ mouths, prosthodontists are highly qualified in their specified area.
Ultimately, the goal of this study is to pass the American Board of Prosthodontics’ rigorous examination and become a board-certified prosthodontist. Dr. Jovanovski has been a certified prosthodontist since 2009!
How Are Prosthodontists Different From Other Dental Professionals?
It all comes down to their specific field of study. Other oral doctors will have their own specialties, and a prosthodontist’s particular field is repairing missing teeth and maintaining those replacements.
It’s all there in the name; if you break it down into its Latin root words, “prostho” means “replacement,” and “dontist” means anything relating to teeth. Essentially, a prosthodontist is a dentist who has a strong focus on replacing your missing teeth!
What’s The Advantage Of Seeing A Prosthodontist?
If you want someone who really knows how to care for missing teeth and relieve the consequences that can come from those gaps, consider visiting a prosthodontist like our own Dr. Jovanovski.
Prosthodontists are also trained in treating and maintaining facial structures, which can often be affected by missing teeth. If your missing teeth have been altering the shape of your face, a prosthodontist can help restore your facial features to their beautifully natural state!
Prosthodontists generally have more experience with difficult and varied missing-teeth cases, as well as the effective use of cutting-edge dental technology. Dr. Jovanovski’s extra training has given him additional insight and experience in shaping smiles and healing teeth with the best that modern dental technology has to offer.
If you are looking for a highly trained professional to treat your missing teeth and any resulting damage, a prosthodontist is the person to go to. You can be confident that a prosthodontist has years of training and experience under their belt before taking on your personal case.
Do I Need A Prosthodontist?
If you’re dealing with missing teeth, it’s a good idea to talk to your dentist about the situation. Your dentist will be able to outline a treatment plan for you and can give you good advice on whether or not prosthodontics would be a good choice for you.
If you do not have a dentist at present, Jovan Prosthodontics is still here to help! We provide general dentistry services as well as restorative dentistry. We would be happy to consult with you to help you decide what will be best for your unique situation.
If you have a complicated case of missing teeth or simply want to work with someone who has trained extensively to work with cases like yours, prosthodontics could be a great fit for you. Of course, the benefit of coming to our practice is that when you meet with Dr. Jovanovski, you’ll be discussing your options with a certified prosthodontist right off the bat!
Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the way prosthodontics can transform your smile!