Do I need to see a prosthodontist?
You may be missing one or more teeth, want to improve your smile, be interested in dental implants or are unhappy with existing fillings, veneers or crowns. Prosthodontists are experts in these areas.
Prosthodontists generally treat patients who have a desire to have the overall appearance of their teeth addressed and provide many cosmetic procedures for such patients. In addition to providing aesthetic dental treatments, prosthodontists also undertake complex restorations of worn or damaged sets of teeth. This may be due to a history of previous dental treatment, tooth loss from acid erosion, from tooth grinding or due to various types of occlusal or bite related contributing factors. Many patients who have lost some or all of their teeth are also good candidates for treatment with a Prosthodontist who specialises in the construction of complete or partial dentures. For those who wish to replace their teeth in a more permanent fashion, Prosthodontists are uniquely placed as experts in the field of implant dentistry.
In addition to training as a general dentist, Dr. Canning and Dr Moorthy have undertaken a specialist training programme in Prosthodontics consisting of an additional three years full time training. Dr McLaughlin similarly has undertaken a specialist training programme in the field of Periodontics. This comprehensive training pathway together with a number of years treating complex cases, puts us in a position to deal with a whole range of dental problems from relatively simple aesthetic concerns to more advanced treatment needs. Routinely, our specialists will take referrals from other dentists who feel that the complexity of a patient’s needs require the additional skills of a Prosthodontist or periodontist to treat effectively in a predictable manner.
Should you wish to be seen at Clontarf Aesthetic Dentistry for a consultation to examine your teeth, please feel free to contact us here. Alternatively, you may request that your general dentist refers you together with any relevant information regarding your past history, x-rays, photos and casts and these may be forwarded together with a referral. Referral forms for general dental practitioners can be found here.