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Prosthodontists: Specialists in Tooth Replacement


If you are considering tooth replacement with dental implants, the first step should be a consultation with a prosthodontist.  Why a prosthodontist?  The answer is simple.  Prosthodontists are the experts in tooth replacement, with two to three years of additional training after dental school in the restoration and replacement of teeth.


Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration of natural teeth or the replacement of missing teeth and adjacent oral and facial tissues with artificial substitutes. Prosthodontic treatment may include the use of removable partial or full dentures, caps, crowns, bridges, implant anchored restorations, or combinations of the above.


As the “architects” on the team of dental specialists, prosthodontists develop the treatment plan that will produce the optimal esthetic and functional results for each individual patient.  Extensive training and experience provide prosthodontists with a thorough understanding of the type of tooth replacement that is best for each unique situation, including the most complex full-mouth reconstruction cases.


In addition to tooth replacement, prosthodontists specialize in restoring teeth and are highly trained in advanced techniques and procedures for treating many complex conditions and restoring ideal function and esthetics, including: dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, removable partial dentures, traumatic injuries, and oral cancer reconstruction.


The prosthodontist is the ‘quarterback’ of your dental restorative team. Prosthodontists take a whole-mouth approach to your dental care. They supervise your treatment from your initial consultations to your follow-up care after treatment. It is your prosthodontist who interacts with other dentists, specialists and technicians to coordinate your dental treatment plan.


Whether you are missing teeth, have significant damage to your teeth, congenital defects, or problems arising from trauma and neglect, a prosthodontist is the dental specialist most qualified to evaluate your situation, discuss all of your options, and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and desires.

Please contact our office if you have additional questions or want to schedule an appointment with prosthodontist Dr. Harold Gulbransen.



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