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A Prosthodontist for Bonita Springs

portrait of a man smiling against a wallNo matter how well you care for your smile by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly, there may come a time that you need specialized care to get your oral health back on track after injury or tooth loss. A prosthodontist can step in when you or a loved one need a true expert’s care. At Pelican Landing Dental, we are pleased to have added prosthodontist Dr. Breanne DuFault to our team. Keep reading to learn about how he can help rescue your smile with expert prosthodontic care!

What Is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a general dentist who has undergone two to three years of additional training beyond dental school in the reconstruction of teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes prosthodontics as one of 9 specialties in dental care. Every prosthodontist is also a dentist, but not every dentist is also a prosthodontist. In fact, there are only about 3,500 practicing prosthodontists in the US, according to the ADA. Dr. DuFault is one of the few!

When to Visit a Prosthodontist

A prosthodontist like Dr. DuFault at our office specializes in reconstructing the form and function of smiles that have been affected by missing teeth or tooth loss. Teeth may be missing at birth due to a congenital disease, or injury could have caused some to be lost. Poor oral hygiene may also cause tooth loss in older age. Whatever the reason for tooth loss, a prosthodontist is prepared with state-of-the-art tools and the most advanced treatments for completing smiles and getting oral health back on track after tooth loss.

You may want to consider visiting a prosthodontist if you need one of the following treatments:

Book a Visit Today!

At Pelican Landing Dental, we are pleased to have added a highly qualified prosthodontist to our professional team. If you need expert reconstructive dental care, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a specialist. You are invited to request an appointment at our office today!