We recently observed National Prosthodontics Awareness Week by sharing stats about our specialty and associated services on social media. Before researching our practice, you may have never heard of a prosthodontist. You are not alone, many people haven’t heard the term—and those that have, may not be fully aware of the range of services the specialty offers.
At Dental Solutions Binghamton, we are proud to have two prosthodontists on our team with Dr. Ronald Sambursky and Dr. Fritz Zietsman. Only 2% of dentists in the United States have acquired the advanced skills and expertise that prosthodontists have to offer patients. When it comes time for treatment, we want you to feel confident you have selected the right professional for your health. So, let’s explore the advantages of utilizing a prosthodontist for treatments of the mouth.
Inspecting the two parts of the word “prosthodontist” offers a better understanding of what prosthodontists offer their patients. “Prostho–” means replacement and “–dontist” means dealing the teeth. Essentially, prosthodontists are THE recognized experts, and an ideal choice, when anything needs to be replaced in the mouth. Sometimes, needs may be as simple as the replacement of a single tooth. In other scenarios, multiple teeth and or all the teeth may require extensive work and replacement. Prosthodontists are trained for this level of patient treatment.
In addition to completing the full dental school coursework required to become a dental professional, prosthodontists receive three additional years of education at an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. The additional training focuses on state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions. Rigorous training and experience give prosthodontists a special understanding of the subtleties in a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth. If you have additional questions about the training and experience a prosthodontist brings to your treatment, the American College of Prosthodontists gives some great specifics on their site.
If you or a loved one is missing one or more teeth, and looking for an exceptional dental experience, then give Dental Solutions of Binghamton a call at 607.798.0789. A consultation with Dr. Ronald Sambursky can offer insights into your options towards a healthier version of yourself and regaining your smile. If you would like to research further, prior to calling, Dr. Sambursky shares more on the various prosthodontic options the practice offers, to revitalize and restore smiles, on the Dental Solutions of Binghamton’s new You Tube Channel.