Aside from being asked what a prosthodontist does, we also routinely get asked what is the difference between a prosthodontist and a periodontist? Luckily for you, we have both a prosthodontist and a periodontist here at Dallas Dental Arts!
While general dentists are equipped to handle routine dental care, both prosthodontist and periodontist have received extensive training in restoring teeth and treating the structures that support your teeth. Before booking an appointment with a dental specialist in Dallas, we want to establish that you are well informed before choosing what kind of specialist to see. Here are the main differences you need to know about periodontics and prosthodontics:
Prosthodontists Specialty is in Restoring Damaged or Missing Teeth
A prosthodontist is a specialist who performs treatments such as applying dental crowns, dental implants, dental bridges, and creating other dental prostheses for full mouth rehabilitation.
It is important to note while general dentists may be able to perform such procedures, a prosthodontist has specifically trained to provide you with exceptional care when it comes to both replacing and restoring your teeth. Prosthodontist like our very own Dr. Allen, has gone through training post-grad for three years in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic program. Prosthodontists are an ideal solution if you are seeking to have a tooth replaced and restore your smile and bite.
Periodontists Speciality is in the Management & Treatment of Gum Disease
While treating all types of gum-related conditions, periodontists more often than not treat cases of gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. Treatments for periodontal disease (gum disease) range from gum flap surgery, gum grafting, and scaling and root planting.
Just like prosthodontists, periodontists must complete post-grad training in the form of a periodontal residency for about three years. Just like Dr. Allen, our periodontist Dr. Margolin is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has even been voted Texas Best Periodontist!
Being one of the most sought out dental specialists in Dallas, Tx, contact our office for a consultation to make your dream smile a reality.