Why Choose A Prosthodontist For Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work which improves the overall health, appearance and function of a person’s teeth, gums, bite and TMJ. Prosthodontists are the only educationally qualified and American Dental Association certified dental specialists to perform such procedures; however, there are still dentists who promote themselves as cosmetic dentists. These dentists have been considered as unethical with a predominant objective of marketing to patients.
ARID offers the following cosmetic dental treatments:
- Smile Makeover
- Teeth Whitening
- Receding Gums
- Dental Veneers
- Sealants & Fillings
- Dental Crowns
Your Safest Choice
The most common cosmetic procedures performed today are porcelain crowns and veneers. The most important decision you will make before undertaking these procedures is choosing the right dentist. You will need to take the time to make a carefully informed decision about the person performing the procedure, as not everyone is qualified or has the credentials for these specialized procedures. If you are interested in undergoing an oral cosmetic procedure, you should look first for a dentist who is certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, or a member of one of the specialties approved by ADA.
If you are considering undergoing restorative work such as veneers, crowns, bridges, and implants, the health of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) should be seriously considered. Most jaw joints do not exert pain directly to you; however, many symptoms which are indirectly related will affect your bite, the comfort of your teeth, and the overall comfort of the supporting muscles in your mouth. No dental procedure is ever risk-free, but when you’re in the hands of a skilled prosthodontist and a team of certified specialists complications are very rare and usually correctable.