Reconstructive Dentistry-Go to a Pro

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Did you know that some dentists perform reconstructive dentistry after just a weekend course on a procedure? That may be okay, but you should know prosthodontists receive an extra two to three years of intense, formal training after dental school. Formal postdoctoral training programs are only available in dental schools which are accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA).

If you are seeking reconstructive dentistry, you should do research before making a decision in order to ensure proper care. As ADA recognized specialists, prosthodontists are qualified to offer care in state-of-the-art procedures and techniques, such as:

Dental Implants
Cosmetic dentistry
Reconstructive Dentistry
Complete and removable partial dentures
Replacing lost teeth
Temporomandibular joint syndrome/disorder
Traumatic injuries
Snoring and sleep disorders

Rigorous training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacements. Any BOARD CERTIFIED PROSTHODONTIST will list that they are a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists.  You can check the board certification of any prosthodontist here.


Cosmetic Dentist? How to Choose One

cosmetic_dentistTrying to find the right cosmetic dentist for your needs can be difficult because   EVERY dentist claims expertise in this area and some even claim board certification.  If your looking for a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, you need to be aware that the American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty.  The only dental specialty with advanced formal training in cosmetic/esthetic dentistry is PROSTHODONTICS.  Prosthodontists undergo rigorous training in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry and are capable of blending art with science in producing consistently superior results. In addition to being Board Certified in Prosthodontics, Dr. Stankewitz is also a master ceramist and personally completes the laboratory phases of all smile enhancements in-house.  His private practice in the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza/Memorial City provides a patient centered environment which is unique in todays dollar driven, mass production healthcare market.