The field of dentistry concerned with the restoration and replacement of teeth is called prosthodontics. It’s just one of the many specialties available at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates. Our highly trained and experienced prosthodontists can diagnose and treat a range of clinical conditions to help improve the function and appearance of your teeth. Some of our prosthodontic services include:
To learn more about prosthodontic care and your oral health, contact one of our two New Jersey locations today.
There are several different options for patients missing one or more teeth. A dental implant, for example, can replace a single missing tooth. While they might look like real teeth, implants are made with titanium cylinders that are surgically placed in the jawbone to fill in gaps. Similarly, a bridge is used when one or a few teeth are missing. The bridge uses the remaining teeth on either side of the gap to help secure the replacement tooth or teeth.
If many or all of a person’s teeth are missing, dentures may be the best solution. Dental technology has substantially improved in recent years, providing several types of dentures for patients to choose from. In fact, modern dentures are more comfortable than their predecessors and offer a much more realistic appearance for easy wear and a natural look.
Even when a natural tooth remains in place, it may not be in good condition. When teeth are worn down, misshapen, discolored, chipped or marred by a large filling or fracture, repair may be a better option than replacement. In these cases, a prosthodontist may suggest a crown or veneer to protect the existing tooth and improve its appearance.
Rutgers Health University Dental Associates also offers full mouth reconstruction services when necessary. Full mouth reconstruction can help patients who have multiple dental issues that need to be addressed. It's also a good solution for those with conditions or birth defects that affect the mouth and hinder function and/or diminish appearance.
Schedule Your Appointment
Whether you’re a current patient or new to the practice, you can schedule an appointment at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates today. Our prosthodontists will evaluate your teeth, learn more about your oral health goals and develop a treatment plan to help you achieve them. Contact us now for more information.