Prosthodontist Specialist

Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore

Prosthodontics & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Glenview, IL

If you have missing teeth or a facial deformity, prosthodontist Howard Jeon, DMD, at Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore in Glenview, Illinois, can reform your smile or your entire jaw with advanced prosthodontic technologies and techniques. Don’t hesitate to start your treatment with a thorough consultation: Call the office or click to book an appointment today.

Prosthodontist Q & A

What is a prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a highly trained dental professional who specializes in creating dental prosthetics, devices that replace your original missing teeth and other oral structures while making them look and function as naturally as possible. 

Types of restorative dentistry a prosthodontist specializes in are:

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Complete dentures
  • Partial dentures 
  • Occlusion (jaw alignment)
  • Aesthetics
  • Facial and dental birth defects

The skilled team of prosthodontists at Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore uses advanced technologies and treatment strategies to give you the best chance at a functional smile. 

They thoroughly evaluate you before diving into treatment to make sure they choose the optimal treatment strategy.

What kind of training does a prosthodontist get?

Prosthodontists must first obtain either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). General dentists may stop here and go into practice, but prosthodontists need at least three years of extended training in several restorative dentistry areas. 

In addition to their specialty training in restorative dentistry, they must complete training in the technology and laboratory work required to create advanced prosthetic devices. This involves thorough education in the workings and appearance of the face. Following such training, a prosthodontist can assess your oral and facial defects and create the perfect device to fix them. 

When do I need to see a prosthodontist?

There are several reasons why you may need to see a prosthodontist instead of or in addition to a general dentist. 

For one, your prosthodontist’s extensive training and education allow them to provide advanced care with prosthetics that are custom created and highly functional in your mouth. You might need these because of:

  • A traumatic injury
  • Tooth loss from disease or decay
  • Cancer
  • A birth defect (e.g. cleft palate)
  • Deformity

Prosthodontic work is complex and might involve a very long process. However, most patients agree that the payoff is well worth the wait. You can speak and chew normally and display a beautifully restored smile that often requires little or no extra maintenance. 

Call Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore or book your consultation with a skilled prosthodontist online today for a life-changing improvement in your facial structure.