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What is the Difference Between Prosthodontists & General Dentists?

March 4, 2018

female dentistThere are nine recognized dental specialty fields. Prosthodontics is one of the ones that often receives less recognition than it deserves. A prosthodontist has years of advanced training that allows them to offer expertise in dental restorations and esthetics. If you need to repair or replace one or more teeth, a skilled prosthodontist can offer you maximally effective and functional dental repair. In this post, we’ll talk more about the many services that prosthodontists excel at, including dental implants, crowns and bridges, and dentures.

What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed advanced training in dental restoration and esthetics. In fact, most prosthodontists complete at least three additional years of education following their doctoral work in dentistry. This advanced training gives them the skills they need to deliver flawlessly repaired, gorgeous smiles that last.

Why Should I Visit a Prosthodontist?

Many patients think of prosthodontists as denture makers. While a prosthodontist is a great doctor to provide these advanced tooth replacement prosthetics, they can do so much. The prosthodontic training they receive allows them to fully understand the way smiles work and how various restorations will impact the look and function of your teeth. A prosthodontist can help you repair the most damaged smiles to their full health and beauty and keep them strong. If you visit a prosthodontist for your biannual preventive checkups and teeth cleanings, they will examine your existing restorations and help you keep them properly functioning. Most dental restorations need to be replaced every five to ten years, and prosthodontists can help you maximize the longevity of your restoration. If you damage your restoration or tooth replacement prosthetic, a prosthodontist can usually offer fast, effective repair to get the smile back on your face fast.

Meet Dr. Geach

Adam Geach, DMD, MDSc, is a skilled prosthodontist serving patients in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and all surrounding communities. He earned his doctor of dental medicine from the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in 2006. He went on to earn his master of dental science in prosthodontics in 2009. In just one year, Dr. Geach earned the prestigious diplomate status from the American Board of Periodontics, an achievement that can take decades to accomplish. As a skilled professional, Dr. Geach welcomes patients of all ages to achieve and maintain flawless smiles at Geach Dental. Call our Los Angeles dental practice with a focus on prosthodontic services to schedule a consultation appointment with us today.

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