Mark L. Stankewitz, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics
Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists
Prosthodontics trains experts in cosmetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry...
Prosthodontics Q & A
What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. After completing four years of dental school, prosthodontists receive an additional three years of specialized training in cosmetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry. Board Certification is awarded through the American Board of Prosthodontics and requires successful completion of a four part written and oral examination. Find out if your Prosthodontist is Board Certified by clicking here.
What makes Prosthodontists different?
An understanding of the material sciences as well as an in depth knowledge of the mechanical movements of the jaw, the facial planes, and bite relationships afford the Prosthodontists with reconstructive treatment modalities unique to the specialty. An understanding of the interplay between light, color, and surface texture and how to blend these elements helps to create the most lifelike dental restorations. The capability of accomplishing all phases of laboratory fabrication of necessary prosthetic crowns, veneers, etc. affords the Prosthodontist the ability to control simple as well as complex treatment from start to finish without the intervention of outside dental laboratories.
Do Prosthodontists provide "regular dental care"?
Prosthodontists are capable of providing consistent, quality treatment results for patients who need simple as well as complex dentistry including routine check-ups and cleaning visits.
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