A prosthodontist is in essence an architect, who formulates a comprehensive treatment plan and informs the patient as to what is possible. Missing or defective teeth can be extremely detrimental to self-esteem and self-confidence. Using the latest technology, a prosthodontist is able to fill these gaps with functional, natural-looking teeth that boost confidence and enhance the smile.
There are many reasons why a prosthodontist like Dr. Bosworth may be consulted, including (but not limited to):
• Creation of partial or full sets of dentures
• Desire to whiten the teeth or improve the aesthetics of the smile
• Filling gaps created by one or more missing teeth
• Interest in dental implants
What treatments does Dr. Bosworth perform?
Prosthodontic treatments are designed to be functional, long lasting and pleasing to the eye. These procedures can only be completed on generally healthy teeth. Issues like gum disease need to be controlled before prosthodontic treatments can begin.
There are an ever-increasing number of hi-tech prosthodontic treatments available at Bosworth Dental Arts including the following:
Dental Implants – Implants are designed to replace the natural teeth in the best possible way. Titanium roots are implanted in the jaw in the same way as natural tooth roots. Implants look and feel the same as natural teeth.
Dental Veneers – Veneers are porcelain/ceramic covers that are bonded to the natural teeth. Veneers can instantly solve problems like uneven teeth, stained teeth, and chips and damage caused by general wear and tear.
Dental Crowns – Prosthetic crowns are generally made from porcelain, metal or a combination of the two. They have been designed to mimic the natural crown (surface of the tooth) and can last for up to a decade, and possibly longer.
Dental Bridges – Conventional and cantilever bridges are used to support a prosthetic tooth. The natural teeth can support the bridge if they are in good condition, or dental implants may be used as anchors.
Complete Dentures – A complete set of dentures can be created for people who have no teeth due to gum disease or trauma. Complete dentures restore functionality to the mouth and make chewing and speaking easier.
Partial Dentures – Where many teeth have been lost, removable or fixed partial dentures can prove to be an excellent option. They enhance the aesthetics of the smile in addition to improving chewing abilities.
Sedation Dentistry – Ask about your options.
What other problems can a prosthodontist treat?
In addition to performing the treatments described above, Dr. Bosworth is also adept at treating problems with the jaw (TMJ), alleviating severe snoring, managing sleep apnea, and reconstructing the teeth following oral cancer treatments. Generally, the prosthodontist works in combination with other dental health professionals to ensure the best possible restorative results are achieved.
All of our doctors are specialists, but they are first trained in general dentistry including treatments such as teeth cleanings, xrays, whitenings and fillings.
Be sure to schedule your hygiene visit with us every six months to keep your smile beautiful and healthy.
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Dr. Bosworth is a Prosthodontist. He specializes in restoring natural teeth with crowns as well as replacing teeth with state-of-the-art implants.
Enjoy masterfully crafted crowns and implants to keep you smiling with confidence.
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Dr. Opilka is a Periodontist. He is certified to treat any issues involving your gums from inflammation to conditions of the jaw. He will help keep your gums healthy and you smiling!
Your healthy gums will keep your teeth in place and your smile bright.
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Your straight smile doesn’s have to come with metal braces. Nobody even has to know! Dr. Bosworth can prescribe a series of clear aligners that you only wear at night or at home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Bosworth and Dr. Opilka have so many options they can tailor to your unique smile. Read what other people asked about their teeth and see what our doctors have to say!
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