Restoring Optimum Function and Appearance to Your Smile
Studying one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association classifies an individual as a prosthodontic specialist. A prosthodontic specialist focuses specifically on the restoration of oral function through the creation of prostheses or tooth-like solutions and restorations that help patients chew with greater ease, speak comfortably, and utilize their mouths effectively and look better.
In order to become a prosthodontist, a dental professional must earn his doctorate of dental surgery and then select to move forward with three or more years of post-doctoral study, research, and residency.
As an American Board of Prosthodontics Diplomate, Dr. Exler is able to restore optimum oral health and function from even the most complex dental issues. A prosthodontist undergoes extensive training and experience, in which provides them with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacements. Prosthodontists serve as the backbone of a dental treatment plan, collaborating with general dentists and dental specialists to develop complex solutions to oral health issues.
If a patient requires additional specialty care, Dr. Exler will work directly with other specialty care providers to ensure his patients the best treatment possible. Dr. Exler makes himself available for specialist to specialist communication and consultations as well as attends surgeries.
Prosthodontic treatment includes:
- Implants: When you’re looking for options to replace missing teeth, we offer many choices depending on your individual needs. Implants are a safe and proven way to replace your missing teeth without involving or compromising any adjacent teeth.
- Bridges: If you're missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in your ability to chew and speak. Bridges are a great option to help restore your smile.
- Crowns: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.
- Dentures: Gum disease, injury, and tooth decay can all cause a loss of your natural teeth. However, we can bring back the smile on your face with dentures to restore your missing teeth.
- Veneers: Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain, designed to cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers are natural in appearance and are a great option for patients wanting to make adjustments to the look and feel of their smile.
- Fillings: A filling is often used to repair a tooth that is affected by wear, decay, cracks, or fractures. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and replaced with a filling, which can be made up of many different materials.
- Occlusal Disease Treatment: Occlusal disease is caused by a malocclusion, or improperly aligned bite. Patients with occlusal disease can experience symptoms of excessive tooth wear, sensitivity, muscle pain, and TMJ pain.
- TMJ/TMD Treatment: Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as recurring headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD.