At Kucey Dental Group, serving Beaumont, AB, and beyond, we offer dental specialty treatments, and we’re proud of the training and education we’ve received that makes it possible. Read on to learn more about our dental specialty and other dental specialties. You can also contact us for more information, or to make an appointment.
What is a Prosthodontist?
Your smile. Our specialty. A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who has received additional 2-3 year post-graduate training after dental school in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth and has obtained a certificate in an advanced training program leading to a certificate in prosthodontics. The prosthodontist examines and diagnoses disabilities caused by loss of teeth and supporting structures. Prosthodontists have extensive training and experience to understand the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacements. Serving as the architect of a dental treatment plan, a prosthodontist collaborates with general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions to dental and oral health concern. They formulate and execute treatment plans for the construction of corrective prostheses to restore proper function and esthetics of the mouth, face, and jaw. They use implants, esthetics, and reconstructive dentistry to restore function, health, and appearance.
Prosthodontists are trained to manage more challenging situations in esthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD – jaw joint problems, and traumatic injuries to the mouth structures, and often work with other dental specialists for a more comprehensive approach. Now is the time to put the health of your smile in the expert hands of a prosthodontist. We are confident that we can guide, educate, and assist you. Perhaps you’re missing one or more teeth, or you’re interested in dental implants. You might wear dentures or removable partial dentures. Or you want to improve the appearance of your smile. A prosthodontist can help you. Prosthodontists provide care to patients with missing teeth, or having significant damage to their existing teeth. Prosthodontists work with congenital defects as well as problems arising from trauma and neglect, and use appropriate techniques and procedures for treating many diverse and complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics.
Other Dental Specialties
The specialties listed below are not offered by Kucey Dental Group and are listed here for informational purposes only.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS)?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face, and jaws. After 4 years of dental school, surgeons receive 4-7 years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of both the bones and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and neck.
What is a Periodontist?
Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. They have had extensive training with 2 additional years of study after dental school. As specialists they devote their time, energy and skill to helping patients care for their gums. A periodontist is 1 of the 8 dental specialists recognized by the Canadian Dental Association. The periodontist and dentist work together as a team. They will combine their experience to recommend the best treatment available to you while keeping each other informed on your progress. By referring you to the specialist, your dentist is showing a strong commitment to your dental health.
What is an Endodontist?
The endodontist examines, diagnoses and treats diseases and destructive processes, including injuries and abnormalities of dental pulps and periapical tissues of the teeth. Endodontists examine patients and interpret radiographs and pulp tests to determine pulp vitality and periapical tissue condition. They evaluate their findings and prescribe a method of treatment to prevent loss of teeth.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist has at least 2 additional years of training beyond dental school. The additional training focuses on management and treatment of a child’s developing teeth, child behavior, physical growth and development, and the special needs of children’s dentistry. Although either type of dentist is capable of addressing your child’s oral health care needs, a pediatric dentist, his or her staff, and even the office décor are all geared to care for children and to put them at ease. If your child has special needs, care from a pediatric dentist should be considered.
What is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist prevents and treats mouth, teeth, and jaw problems. Using braces, retainers, and other devices, an orthodontist helps straighten a person’s teeth and correct the way the jaws line up. Orthodontists treat kids for many problems, including having crowded or overlapping teeth or having problems with jaw growth and tooth development. These tooth and jaw problems may be caused by tooth decay, losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits like thumb sucking. These problems can also be genetic or inherited. Your dentist or one of your parents might recommend it because they see a problem with your teeth or jaws. Or a kid who doesn’t like the way his or her teeth look might ask to see an orthodontist.