What is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is one of nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) today. To be recognized as a Prosthodontist, they must complete four years of dental school. They’ll then receive three years of special training that’s provided by the ADA. A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in restoring and replacing teeth. Getting to know our professionals is something you’ll want to do if you’re missing any teeth.
How Can a Prosthodontist Help You
Julie A. Phillips, DDS, MS is specifically trained to create beautiful smiles and restore teeth. You can think of her as your dental treatment plan’s ‘quarterback’. She will help lead you with health professionals (including your general dentist and other dental specialists) to create a treatment plan that meets your dental needs. Please ask Dr. Phillips how her prosthodontic expertise can help you!
When Do You Need a Prosthodontist?
Losing or damaging one or more of your natural teeth, regardless of whether this is due to an accident or a natural part of the aging process, you’ll want to replace it as soon as possible. This is because losing a tooth is a traumatic event that changes how you view life. You may find that the smallest pleasures (e.g., smiling, speaking, being self-confident while out in public) become stressful and embarrassing. However, you don’t have to accept this as your life. A prosthodontist can help you find an option to restore your smile and get you feeling healthy and confident again.
What Prosthodontists Specialize In
There are many great ways to replace and restore teeth – even a whole mouth of missing teeth. While you may be familiar with crowns, bridges, and full or partial dentures, you should know that there are also other great ways in which you can regain your smile, improve your appearance, and look more self-confident. Dental Implants can offer a more secure replacement in some cases. Or you may need a combination of various types of restorations for a comprehensive solution.
Regardless of which of these procedures is deemed right for you, Dr. Julie A. Phillips will work with you every step of the way. This will begin with creating a treatment plan and not stop until you’ve received a prosthesis that works well for you – restoring comfort and confidence. Your prosthodontist is specially trained to manage any complexities that may be encountered throughout this process so you can enjoy having all the benefits brought about by having a full, healthy smile in your life again.
Why Work with a Prosthodontist?
The years of additional training received by a prosthodontist will benefit you in many ways – including having your missing teeth replaced; improving your bite, so it’s easier for you to chew and digest your food, and helping you to look better so you can feel more self-confident about yourself. As is the case for all Prosthodontists, Dr. Phillips is very passionate about the work she does and enjoys continual training and education throughout the year to learn about in new techniques and materials.
Dr. Julie A. Phillips wants to make sure that you don’t suffer through the embarrassment and discomfort of a damaged or incomplete smile. To schedule an appointment with a Prosthodontist, make sure you call Julie A. Phillips, DDS, MS at 336-274-5400 today.