Prosthodontic Procedures in Stuart, FL
If you want the best dentistry has to offer, Stuart Prosthetic Dentistry should be your dental office.
Dr. Tyler’s expertise is unsurpassed due to his training, certification, and years of practice as both a prosthodontist and dental lab technician.
Our approach to advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry is comprehensive, informative, compassionate, inspired, and state-of-the-art.
A dental implant is the next best thing to the real thing. Nothing replaces your natural teeth, but dental implants come as close as it gets. Implants have been used in dentistry for many decades. Implants have been used in dentistry with outstanding success for many decades. Excitingly, technological advances in implant dentistry have made this highly desired option more predictable than ever.
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A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers the outside of a tooth that is cracked, broken, worn down, or severely decayed. If a tooth has more extensive decay, a dental crown may be the ideal aesthetic and functional restorative solution. By the way, Dr. Tyler has the training, ability, and technology to deliver your customized, of the highest quality, definitive crown in a single appointment.
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If you’re looking to revitalize your smile, dental veneers are a simple option. The best type of dentist to choose for cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers, is a prosthodontist, like Dr. Tyler.
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Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays are used instead of fillings to replace a small amount of tooth structure lost due to decay. Like fillings, inlays fit inside the tooth. Onlays also fit inside of the tooth, but additionally extend onto the chewing surface of a back tooth.
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Implant Crowns and Bridges
An implant-supported crown is a dental prosthesis that replaces a missing tooth by inserting an artificial titanium root (dental implant) into the jawbone and attaching an artificial tooth (crown) to it. An implant-supported bridge is a dental bridge that is secured to two or more dental implants rather than relying on the adjacent natural teeth for support.
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Implant Fixed Complete Prostheses
If you are missing all of your upper/lower teeth, and want the best prosthetic dentistry has to offer, then this is your option. Due to advances in technology and techniques in implant dentistry, these prostheses can be used to replace all failing teeth immediately (in one day). Like dentures, they replace both teeth and gum tissue. However, they cover much less of the tissue in your mouth due to the use of dental implants. Compared to dentures, these beautiful and functional teeth greatly improve your confidence and quality of life.
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Implant Removable Dentures
An implant-retained removable prosthesis can replace both teeth and gum tissue as conventional dentures do. However, it acts more like your natural teeth than conventional dentures. The prosthesis is held in place securely even when you chew and speak.
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Dental implants are often considered the “gold standard” for the replacement of missing tooth or teeth. However, if you are missing a tooth or teeth and want or need to avoid dental implant treatment or a removable partial denture, then a fixed partial denture or bridge is what you’re looking for.
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Complete dentures are the most affordable way of replacing all your missing teeth. It is a removable prosthesis made of an esthetic plastic material (acrylic resin) forming both gums and denture teeth. They tend to cover the entire roof of the mouth to provide stability and can be very esthetically pleasing since they look very natural.
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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders often cause discomfort in the cheek, jaw, or ear areas and can affect normal jaw function.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Prosthodontics
Why see a prosthodontist?
If you need or already have dentures, have complex dental needs, have lots of crowns and/or bridges, want dental implants to replace your missing teeth, or you desire cosmetic dentistry, then a prosthodontist is your best choice. A prosthodontist has completed three additional years of advanced training and certification from an institution accredited by the American Dental Association providing them with knowledge and skills that general dentists, cosmetic dentists included, are not required to pursue. A specialist in Prosthodontics is extensively trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics.
How do I find a good prosthodontist?
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, there are 3500 prosthodontists in the U.S. In comparison, according to the American Dental Association, there are over 200,000 dentists in the U.S. This is a ratio of 1 prosthodontist for every 57 dentists. In other words, prosthodontists are rare. Often the easiest way to find a prosthodontist is by a referral from your general dentist or by word-of-mouth from a patient. Ask a friend, family member, or co-worker who has dental prosthetics or has had extensive dental work if they see a prosthodontist who they know and trust. In addition, the American College of Prosthodontics website has a “Find a Prosthodontist” advanced search engine to locate a prosthodontic office near you.
What is the difference between a dentist and a prosthodontist?
The biggest difference between a prosthodontist and a general dentist is that a prosthodontist has three additional years of advanced training and certification from an institution accredited by the American Dental Association providing them with knowledge and skills that general dentists, cosmetic dentists included, are not required to pursue. The prosthodontic advanced education is primarily focused on state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics.
What is the difference between prosthodontists and periodontists?
A periodontist focuses on treating and preserving the structures that support your teeth (gums and bone) and in the surgical placement dental implants. A prosthodontist specializes in restoring or replacing teeth, through implants, veneers, crowns, bridges and/or other dental prosthetics. Prosthodontists treatment plan, coordinate, and deliver challenging dental cases, working in conjunction with other dental specialties, including periodontists.
What does a prosthodontist do?
A prosthodontist specializes in treating dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.
Why should you choose a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist has obtained advanced training, unmatched by general or cosmetic dentists, in many procedures patients seek out. If you are looking for ways to improve your smile like veneers, teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry or you are interested in treatments for missing, worn, or broken teeth such as dental implants, dentures, crowns, bridges, or a full mouth dental restoration, then a specialist in prosthodontics should be your first choice.
Is prosthodontics covered by insurance?
Generally, dental policies cover some portion of the cost of preventive care, fillings, crowns, root canals, and oral surgery, such as tooth extractions. They might also cover orthodontics, periodontics (the structures that support and surround the tooth) and prosthodontics, such as dentures and bridges.