Prosthodontics is one of eight specialties recognized by the American Dental Association and focuses on restoring and rebuilding broken, damaged, and missing teeth. You may also hear it referred to as prosthetic dentistry or dental prosthetics.
As prosthodontists in Berkeley, CA, Dr. Amy Au and Dr. Donald Curtis committed themselves to three additional years of specialized training beyond dental school. Along with their commitment to exceptional patient care, we can offer you the latest and best dental care.
What Are Dental Prosthetics?
Today, prosthodontists are fortunate to have access to a wealth of advanced dental technology and premium materials like dental porcelain. Combined with their advanced training and expertise, Dr. Au and Dr. Curtis can provide all the following services:
- Dental crowns are customized to fit over a broken or severely decayed tooth. This prosthetic rebuilds the form of a damaged tooth to restore its chewing function and appearance.
- Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth from the same area of your mouth. Using adjacent teeth for support, a dental bridge is designed to fill in the space left by a lost tooth.
- Full and partial dentures are an affordable option to replace missing teeth. Full dentures replace all missing teeth, and partials are designed to fit in with existing teeth.
- Dental implants replace an entire tooth, from root to crown. A titanium implant post is placed in your jaw, allowed to heal, then capped off with a dental crown, bridge, or denture.
To determine which of the services is right for your needs, our Berkeley prosthodontists start with a thorough examination. They’ll collaborate with you to determine which will help you meet your oral health goals.
Call Us for Expert, High-Quality Dental Care
In addition to prosthodontics, we also offer general dentistry, including dental exams, cleanings, and fillings. If you need a solution for tooth decay or broken or missing teeth, please call our Berkeley dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Au and Dr. Curtis.