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Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide you with the individualized quality dental care that you deserve. We spend time with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and your budget.

Our Philosophy

We are committed to providing our patients with customized, comfortable, high quality comprehensive dental care, designed specifically for your individual needs.

We use our advanced knowledge of dental materials and dental technologies to provide you with superior dentistry.

 

Premium Quality Materials and Laboratories

We only use premium quality dental materials and premium dental laboratories –the result is beautiful dentistry that lasts. Our dental laboratories include the expert technicians of Microdental in North Carolina and Cusp in Boston, MA. We only use dental implants with proven histories of success – never ‘bargain’ brands.

 

What is a Prosthodontist?

A Prosthodontist is a specialist in the restoration of teeth and replacement of missing teeth. This specialty is accredited by the American Dental Association and requires 3 years of advanced formal training after dental school. Board-Certified Prosthodontists have successfully passed an extensive written and clinical examination that verifies their knowledge and skill level.

Patients can be confident that a Prosthodontist is providing them with the best care possible. Learn more about Prosthodontics at www.gotoapro.org

American College of Prosthodontists: Your Smile. Our Specialty.

What is the difference between a General Dentist and a Prosthodontist?

General dentists have a broad set of skills that include basic knowledge in all fields of dentistry: pediatrics, oral surgery, gum disease (periodontics), root canals (endodontics), repairing teeth & replacing missing teeth (prosthodontics). General dentists have four years of formal training in dental school: usually two years of basic science instruction, and two years of clinical training.

Prosthodontists have advanced knowledge in diagnosis, treatment planning, cosmetics, dental implants, and in the repair and replacement of missing teeth. A Prosthodontist can be thought of as the architect of your smile – managing every aspect of your care, including preventative services (such as cleanings). Prosthodontists provide the same services as general dentists, but provide additional advanced procedures as well, such as dental implants and smile makeovers. Prosthodontists have seven years of formal training – four years of dental school (two years of basic science, two years of clinical training) and an additional three years of clinical training during advanced graduate residencies.

In dental schools, prosthodontists are responsible for teaching general dentists how to do fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, partials, dentures, and implants.

Is your Cosmetic Dentist a Prosthodontist? Ask.

The American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty. A dentist advertising as a cosmetic dentist may not have any additional training beyond the basic dentistry they learned in dental school. Continuing education courses in ‘cosmetic dentistry’ are unsupervised and unregulated – usually only a few days in length, providing only a thin sliver of information. These courses often contain large segments of training on ‘maximizing profits’. There are many cosmetic dentistry institutions that grant ‘awards’ and ‘fellowships’ simply through paying annual fees. Be sure to check the credentials of your dentist before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.

Only prosthodontists have advanced training in esthetics, dental ceramics, and smile makeovers. Prosthodontists receive thousands of hours of supervised training by the preeminent dental authorities throughout their three-year residency following dental school.