A: A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who is skilled in the replacement of missing teeth and the restoration of natural teeth. A prosthodontist has graduated from dental school and usually will have three or more years of continuing education after that.
This type of dental specialist is trained to deal with complicated and simple restorations of the whole mouth as well as treating facial deformities. Common procedures treated by a prosthodontist may include dentures, partial dentures, fixed bridges, implant crowns, same day dental implants, porcelain veneers and more.
Q: What is Prosthodontics?
A: Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association. Graduate programs in prosthodontics include classroom lectures and seminars, laboratory and clinical training in esthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth's structures, congenital or birth anomalies to teeth, snoring, sleep disorders, and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care. Prosthodontists are masters of complete oral rehabilitation.
A prosthodontist is dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration and replacement of teeth.
Q: What is a Periodontist?
A:A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. After dental school periodontists take three additional years of education to become specialists. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Q: What is an Endodontist?
A: An endodontist specialist is concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. Endodontists perform a variety of procedures including endodontic therapy (commonly known as "root canal therapy"), endodontic retreatment, surgery, treating cracked teeth, and treating dental trauma. Endodontics is recognized as a specialty by many national dental organizations including the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Q: Do you do all the work in your office?
A: Yes, all your dental work is provided in our office. If your treatment requires, we work with other dental specialists in the community.
Q: Do I need a referral to be seen by your office?
A: Generally a referral is preferred, but we are happy to meet you without one.
Q: What are your hours? What about emergency care?
A: We offer treatment Monday to Thursday from 8:30am-4:30pm and Fridays from 8:30am-3:30pm. Emergency care is available during these hours. We do work with emergency clinics for off hour emergencies. Our dental emergency phone number is 416 485 7121.
Q: Are procedures covered by insurance?
A: Depending on your insurance provider, many procedures are covered by insurance. We will be happy to provide you with a pre-determination form and completed insurance forms to forward to your insurance company.
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