Everyone wants an irresistible beautiful smile but, not everyone has perfect teeth. Some people have dark and unsightly fillings. Some have chipped or worn teeth. Others have gaps or teeth that seem out of proportion or rotated.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth or oral and maxillofacial tissues.
Approximately 20% of Americans suffer from Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). Patients may experience pain in or around ear, jaw joint, muscle of the jaw, face, temple, head, neck, and shoulders. Clicking, popping, grating (crepitus), locking, limited or deviant jaw opening, and chewing difficulties are also associated with TMD.
Dental implants are a treatment of choice for people with missing one, a few, or all of their teeth, or for those with failing teeth or severe periodontal disease. Shaped similar to the root of a tooth, implants are made from a titanium alloy that is very compatible with and actually integrates to jaw bone.