PROSTHODONTICS

Dr. Anderson’s Experience with Prosthodontics

Dr. Anderson has 10 years of experience in prosthodontics, the specialized field of dentistry focused on diagnosing, planning, and executing the replacement of lost or missing teeth. What makes Dr. Anderson uniquely qualified in this field is his years of postdoctoral study of occlusion (how our top and bottom teeth come together). Dr. Anderson has spent 10 years studying at the most prestigious training institute to ensure that any restoration or replacement functions in harmony with the muscles, joints, and ligaments that connect our top and bottom jaws.

Imagine wearing one high-heeled shoe and one flat sandal and walking around for a few days. Imagine the havoc that would wreak on your legs, knees, hips, spine, etc. When tooth restorations (like fillings or crowns) or tooth replacements (like bridges or dental implants) aren’t placed with precision and understanding of occlusion, it can be like walking around with poorly matched shoes for years. Knowing how to make these restorations work well with the rest of the mouth, muscles, teeth, and ligaments is crucial in maintaining long-term health of the teeth, joints, and muscles.

10 Years

in Prosthodontics

Purpose of Treatment

Dr. Anderson formulates a comprehensive, custom treatment plan for each patient and keeps them informed about all the options to replace missing or damaged teeth. You should consult Dr. Anderson if any of these apply to you:

  • You need dentures.
  • Your jaw feels tired in the morning.
  • You notice your teeth getting shorter.
  • You notice your chin getting closer to your nose.
  • You need to fill gaps from missing teeth.
  • You are interested in dental implants.

Symptoms of Issue

Anyone with gaps in their teeth can benefit from consulting with Dr. Anderson. Missing or defective teeth can wreak havoc on your self-esteem and self-confidence as well as the remaining teeth and supporting structures of the jaw and face. Using the latest technology, Dr. Anderson can offer several solutions to fill these gaps with functional, natural-looking teeth that boost confidence and enhance your smile.

Patients who have problems with their jaw, sleep apnea, or severe snoring, or who need their teeth reconstructed after oral cancer treatments can also benefit from consulting with Dr. Anderson.

What this Treatment Involves

Dr. Anderson can perform a number of treatments to treat various problems associated with missing teeth. Starting with a comprehensive evaluation—including 3D imaging and evaluation of the jaw joint and muscles—our prosthodontic solutions generally include the following:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental bridges
  • Complete or partial dentures
  • Any combination of the above

If you have missing teeth that cause embarrassment or self-consciousness, or maybe have back teeth that have been lost and now your jaw has lost support, we love being able to provide many solutions for any situation and any budget.

We'd love to get you smiling again!

Call our office today at (541) 357-4888 for an appointment or