Whether you are a new patient or have been with us for a while, you may not completely understand what a Surgically trained Prosthodontist is. We hope this information will help you realize the value of treatment by a dental specialist.
Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth - they make smiles look beautiful and function the way they should. After completing four years of dental school, Prosthodontists receive an extra three years of specialized training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate program. Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the ADA. In addition to Prosthodontics, Dr Boskovic spent two years in full time University based Residency Program studying Oral Implantology. During that time he obtained surgical training in all types of dental implants and performs himself all necessary intraoral surgeries so patients do not need to be treated in several different offices, but one.
Many like to think of Prosthodontists as the "quarterback" of a dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists and other health professionals to develop solutions to your dental needs.
Prosthodonists provide the highest level of dental care, creating generations of beautiful, healthy smiles.
"As a Prosthodontist, I take great care and pride in providing my patients with cosmetically attractive and natural-looking esthetic restoration."
CREATING YOUR PERFECT SMILE
"Our Prosthodonist helped me get my life back. Now I can go out to eat with friends and family and feel happy and secure about my smile."
REPLACING LOST TEETH
Loss of natural teeth, whether in an accident or as part of the natural aging process, can be traumatic and affect your outlook on life. Simple pleasures - like smiling or going out to eat - become a source of stress or embarrassment. With the help of a Prosthodontist, there are many options if you have lost some or all of your teeth.
Crowns, bridges and full or partial dentures are just some of the procedures that can help you regain your smile, and improve your appearance and self confidence. Another option is dental implants, a more permanent solution that has improved greatly over the last ten years, thanks to the pioneering techniques of Prosthodontists.
Whether you need to replace one tooth or many, a Prosthodontist will work with you through every step of dental implant treatment, from an initial consultation through follow-up care.
COMPLEX CARE MANAGEMENT
"After suffering an accident, I never thought I could look like myself again - my facial bone structure was shattered. My Prosthodontist was able to bring my smile back to life."
Prosthodontists are trained to manage the most complex dental restorations. From patients requiring rehabilitation after a traumatic injury to creating new smiles for those born with genetic facial deficits, Prosthodontists have the special skills needed to restore smiles to the best they can be.
"Visiting a Prosthodontist has done a world of good for me. If for nothing else, I feel like I look great, my teeth look just wonderful."
Do you feel awkward or self-conscious about your smile? Do you cover your mouth when you talk? A healthy smile is among the top aspects of a person's appearance that impacts self-esteem. If you're like many Americans and are unhappy about the "look" of your smile, you may want to consult a Prosthodontist.
With their advanced training, Prosthodontists can improve your appearance by fixing broken, discolored or misshapen teeth and associated structures. Some of the procedures that can improve your smile are:
Placing complete ceramic esthetic crowns or "caps" onto teeth
Placing veneers onto teeth to conceal defects
Using bonding technology on a tooth's surface to change its shape or to close unwanted gaps
Bleaching discolored teeth to brighten and whiten a smile
THE BENEFITS OF GOING TO A "PRO"
Did you know that some dentists perform reconstructive dental work after just a weekend course on a procedure? That may be okay, but you should know Prosthodontists receive an extra three years of intense, formal training beyond regular dental school.
If you are seeking cosmetic or reconstructive dental work, you should do research before making a decision in order to ensure proper care. As ADA recognized specialists, Prosthodontists are qualified to offer service in state-of-the-art procedures and techniques, such as:
Complex care management involving multiple specialists
Complete and removable partial dentures
Replacing lost teeth
Special needs of geriatric patients
Children born with cleft palate or missing teeth
TMD (TMJ) - jaw joint problems
Snoring and sleep disorders
Maxillofacial prosthetic procedures such as oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care
Dr. Milos M. Boskovic is a Surgically trained
Prosthodontist, a specialist in the restoration and replacement of broken and missing teeth. After completing four years of dental school, he received an additional three years of specialized training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate education program. During that time, he learned and trained in greater detail in both removable and fixed prosthodontics.
Rigorous training and experience provide prosthodontists with the special understanding of the dynamics of the smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacements.
Removable prosthodontics includes replacing missing teeth with appliances that the patients themselves can take in and out of their mouth, such as dentures and partial dentures.
Fixed prosthodontics includes replacing missing and/or broken teeth with restorations that the patient cannot take in and out, such as veneers, crowns, bridges, and implants.
Besides being a Prosthodontist, Dr. Boskovic is a fully trained and certified Oral Implantologist who performs his own surgical procedures.