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Prosthodontic Treatment in Amarillo, TX

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Amarillo Dental Associates provides smile makeovers and whole-mouth reconstructions with prostheses including dental bridges, crowns, dentures, veneers, and dental implants. To learn more about prosthodontic treatment to improve the appearance, health, and function of your teeth and mouth, book an appointment by calling 806-355-7463 or send us a message.

What Is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a field of dentistry that specializes in the design, creation, and placement of dental prostheses to replace missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, and improve oral health. Dental prostheses are devices that mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth that are damaged, decayed, or missing.

Prostheses therefore include:

  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Complete and Partial Dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Veneers

Prosthodontic treatment is often combined with restorative or cosmetic dentistry to provide complete smile makeovers or whole mouth reconstruction as needed.

Benefits of Prostheses in Dentistry

Prostheses are a valuable tool available to patients that offer functional, cosmetic, and oral health benefits including:

  • Protecting damaged teeth
  • Replacing missing teeth
  • Restoring stained teeth
  • Reshaping imperfect teeth
  • Enlarging small teeth
  • Closing small gaps between teeth
  • Preserving jawbone
  • Preventing tooth loss
  • Improved eating and speaking function
  • Preventing facial alteration due to jaw bone recession
  • Boosting self-confidence and self-esteem

Prosthodontic Treatments in Amarillo

At Amarillo Dental Associates, Dr. Street and Dr. Hyde provide comprehensive prosthodontic treatment to help you return your mouth to good health and enhance the appearance of your smile. Although an individual prosthesis such as a porcelain crown may be used, for example, to restore a single decayed tooth, prostheses along with other services offer patients the opportunity to completely revitalize their smiles and mouths.

Smile Makeover
A smile makeover involves two or more cosmetic or restorative treatments to improve the appearance of the smile. For example, patients may opt to repair decayed teeth with dental fillings and then have porcelain veneers placed for a white, even, aligned, and symmetrical smile.

Whole Mouth Reconstruction
For patients with significant oral health and cosmetic concerns, a whole-mouth reconstruction may be necessary. A whole-mouth reconstruction typically involves the use of prostheses such as dental bridges or dental implants to replace missing teeth. Additional treatments, such as crowns for damaged teeth, fillings for decayed teeth, and microabrasion for stain removal may complete the reconstruction.

Why Choose Amarillo Dental Associates?

Amarillo Dental Associates has served Amarillo and surrounding communities since 1975. Today, under the leadership of Dr. Street and Dr. Hyde, Amarillo Dental Associates provides A-Z dental care ranging from preventive treatments to periodontics, prosthodontics, and cosmetic dental treatments.

As a digital dental practice, Amarillo Dental Associates is equipped with the latest devices, equipment, and technology that ensure patients receive gold-standard care. At our office, you will never experience judgment due to less-than-consistent oral healthcare in the past. Our only aim is to get you back on track to a healthy, beautiful smile you’ll be proud to share with the world.

Frequently Asked Questions About Prosthodontics

How long does a smile makeover take?
Each person has unique needs and goals. Some smile makeovers may be completed within a single appointment. Others may require multiple appointments spread over weeks to months.
Does a smile makeover hurt?
Dental procedures involved in a smile makeover should never hurt. However, you may have tenderness for a few days after various procedures, such as being prepped for veneers. Some prostheses such as dental implants or dentures may feel strange for the first few weeks.
How many procedures will I need to reconstruct my smile?
Until you see a dentist, there is no way to know how many treatments you’ll need. Our dentists will conduct a comprehensive exam to identify how many teeth need to be repaired, which restorative treatments are best, and which prosthetic devices will beautifully restore your smile.
What is the best way to improve the appearance of my smile?
The best thing any patient can do is brush twice daily for a full two minutes, floss twice daily, and receive dental exams and cleanings every six months. This keeps the teeth healthy and beautiful. If you have missing teeth or damaged teeth, our dentists will help you select the treatment that will address your primary concern.
Do you accept payments for smile makeovers?
We gladly accept Cherry Financing or CareCredit. Cherry and CareCredit are third-party financing companies that allow you to pay for dental treatments over time with low monthly payments.
How do I begin a full mouth reconstruction?
The first step is to schedule an appointment. During this appointment, you’ll have an oral exam, and our dentists will note all issues that must be treated. Your first treatment will be scheduled, and you’ll begin the process of reconstructing your smile.
Are dental prostheses covered by insurance?
In our experience, most dental insurance plans offer at least some coverage for dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. Most do not cover dental implants. Dental insurance does not cover dental veneers. Check with your carrier for your specific coverage.
How long will dental prostheses last?
Dental prostheses have never been more durable. Dental implants, for example, have an expected lifespan of 20+ years. Dental bridges often last 10+ years, and porcelain veneers may last 15 years or longer.

Begin Your Smile Transformation in Amarillo

If you’re ready to improve the appearance, health, and function of your teeth and mouth, Amarillo Dental Associates can help. We provide comprehensive restorative, cosmetic, and prosthodontic treatment at our state-of-the-art dental practice in Amarillo. Call 806-355-7463 or send us a message to request your appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

4525 Van Winkle Dr
Amarillo, TX 79119
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