Prosthodontics

Visit our North York Prosthodontist - Dr. Howard Klaiman

At Aesthetic Implant Dentistry, we are dedicated to the practice of 
reconstructive, cosmetic and implant dentistry as our specialty. In 
addition, we provide general dental care for you and your family. Restoring 
optimal esthetics and function for patients with difficult dental 
situations is a purpose we truly value because of the transformative impact 
prosthodontic care can have upon their lives. It is also a challenge we 
enjoy, one that inspires us to continue making strides in research, 
technology, and education. 


SO WHAT IS PROSTHODONTICS? 

A Prosthodontist is a dentist specialized in the field of Prosthodontics, one of nine dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that is concerned with cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and temporomandibular joint disorders. 

A Prosthodontist is in essence an architect, who formulates a comprehensive treatment plan and informs the patient as to what is possible.  Missing or defective teeth can be extremely detrimental to self-esteem and self-confidence.  Using the latest technology, a Prosthodontist is able to fill these gaps with functional, natural-looking teeth that boost confidence and enhance the smile. Dr. Klaiman is a specialist in Prosthodontics and can treat complex full-mouth restorations, providing exceptional results for his patients. 

There are many reasons why a prosthodontist may be consulted, including (but not limited to):

  • Creation of partial or full sets of dentures.
  • Desire to whiten the teeth or improve the aesthetics of the smile.
  • Filling gaps created by one or more missing teeth.
  • Interest in dental implants.

   

WHAT SETS US APART ?

  • Our training and experience: Your dentist is not a regular dentist, 
    but also a certified specialist who will use his training and experience to make sure you receive the best care 
  • Our accommodating schedule: We want you to be comfortable with your scheduling 
  • Our technology: Digital information for charting, diagnosis, patient education and treatment planning will make your dental care make sense 
  • Immediate gratification: Have an emergency? Come visit us and we will take care of you!  


 

What treatments can the prosthodontist perform?

Prosthodontic treatments are designed to be functional, long lasting and pleasing to the eye.  These procedures can only be completed on generally healthy teeth.  Issues like gum disease need to be controlled before prosthodontic treatments can begin.

There are an ever-increasing number of hi-tech prosthodontic treatments available including the following:

Dental Implants – Implants are designed to replace the natural teeth in the best possible way.  Titanium roots are implanted in the jawbone in the same way as natural tooth roots.  Implants look and feel the same as natural teeth.

Dental Veneers – Veneers are porcelain/ceramic covers that are bonded to the natural teeth.  Veneers can instantly solve problems like uneven teeth, stained teeth, and chips and damage caused by general wear and tear.

Dental Crowns – Prosthetic crowns are generally made from porcelain, metal or a combination of the two.  They have been designed to mimic the natural crown (surface of the tooth) and can last for up to a decade, and possibly longer.

Dental Bridges – Conventional and cantilever bridges are used to support a prosthetic tooth.  The natural teeth can support the bridge if they are in good condition, or dental implants may be used as anchors.

Complete Dentures – A complete set of dentures can be created for people who have no teeth due to gum disease or trauma.  Complete dentures restore functionality to the mouth and make chewing and speaking easier.

Partial Dentures – Where many teeth have been lost, removable or fixed partial dentures can prove to be an excellent option.  They enhance the aesthetics of the smile in addition to improving chewing abilities.

What other problems can a prosthodontist treat?

In addition to performing the treatments described above, the prosthodontist is also adept at treating problems with the jaw (TMJ), alleviating severe snoring, managing sleep apnea, and reconstructing the teeth following oral cancer treatments.  Generally, the prosthodontist works in combination with other dental health professionals to ensure the best possible restorative results are achieved.

If you have questions or concerns about prosthodontics, please contact your prosthodontist.

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