General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

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Prosthodontics services offered in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA

What is prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that revolves around the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral conditions associated with maxillofacial tissues and missing teeth.

Prosthodontists are experts in restoring oral function and creating advanced dental prostheses and restorations, such as crowns, bridges, complete dentures, and implant-supported restorations. 

As well as a dental degree, a prosthodontist usually has 3-4 years of training in an American Dental Association-approved program. Prosthodontists typically treat more complex dental rehabilitative cases, such as temporomandibular disorders (TMJ).

Why would I need to see a prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is the specialist you see when you need to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth.

General dentists focus on dental cleanings, checkups, and other more general dental treatments. Prosthodontists are experts trained to restore and replace teeth. You might need to see a prosthodontist if you have missing teeth due to injury, trauma, disease, or other reasons.

Your dentist can help you determine if you need any prosthodontic treatments like dentures or crowns. The goal is always to enhance your smile, relieve any symptoms like TMJ pain, and restore missing teeth and jaw structures.

WPD Dental Group also provides dental implants, All-on-4® dental implants, and bone grafting when needed.

What’s involved with prosthodontics?

Prosthodontic care might involve several dental treatments or procedures to restore or replace your teeth and improve and protect your oral health and general wellness.

Fixed bridges

If you have one or more missing teeth, bridges are often used to cover a space. Your dentist cements your fixed bridges onto your existing teeth or dental implants.

Dental crowns

WPD Dental Group provides beautiful, sturdy dental crowns, including crowns that are made from a natural-looking ceramic material. A crown can effectively cap or cover and protect a damaged, broken, or chipped tooth.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain sheets that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can protect your teeth and enhance the appearance and function of your smile.

Dentures and partial dentures

Dentures are prosthetic devices specially designed to replace your missing teeth. Dentures are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of your oral cavity. Traditional dentures are removable, but you can choose from different types of dentures, such as full, partial, and implant-supported. Some dentures clasp or bond onto your teeth or your dental implants.

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