At Vancouver Island Prosthodontics, our dental team specializes in prosthodontics. But what exactly is prosthodontics and how does one become a qualified prosthodontist in Victoria, BC?
To answer your first question, prosthodontics pertains to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, maintenance, and protection of people with missing or deficient teeth and/or surrounding tissue problems that require prosthetic teeth. In order to restore the appearance of your smile and function of your teeth, we may perform the following procedures:
Prosthodontic care is provided by a dental specialist called a prosthodontist. With 3 years of additional education following dental school, prosthodontists are highly trained in their field. They're regularly called upon to manage the most complex dental restorations. At VIP Dental, our 3 board-certified prosthodontists take the time to fully review your dental history and provide you with an individualized treatment plan.
Common Myths About Prosthodontics
You've probably heard of cosmetic dentistry, and you may be thinking that it seems like the same thing as prosthodontics. While yes, many of the base procedures are the same, this is actually a misconception. A general dentist also performs cosmetic dentistry services, while a prosthodontist practices prosthodontics, which is 1 of 9 dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Prosthodontists receive advanced training and must meet higher standards and requirements than general dentists. As we stated above, prosthodontists are responsible for complete oral care and rehabilitation. Patients come to us for treatment of jaw problems, traumatic mouth injuries, snoring, sleep disorders, oral cancer and more.
Another common myth about prosthodontics is that these services are extremely expensive and very few people can afford them. However, due to today's demand for dental specialists, prosthodontic service fees aren't that much higher than those of a general dentist. You may receive a more expensive bill in the long run, but you'll have more peace of mind that your procedure was performed by a dental professional who is a certified specialist in this field.
Contact Your Prosthodontist Today
VIP Dental welcomes all patients! You don't need a referral to schedule an appointment with our prosthodontist in Victoria, BC. If you have one or more missing teeth, would like to receive dental implants, currently wear dentures or are interested in a dental prosthesis, a prosthodontist is the dental professional for you.
The quality of your life should never suffer because of the condition of your teeth or gums. During your initial consultation, we'll discuss your wants and needs and develop an effective treatment plan for you. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions about our products or procedures at any phase of the process. If you’re interested in making an appointment at Vancouver Island Prosthodontics, give us a call today.