If you are searching for options to replace missing teeth, prosthodontics offers a wide range of solutions. Irving S. Lebovics, DDS, offers top-quality prosthodontic treatments through his self-named Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, California, dental practice. Booking a visit takes just moments online, or you’re always welcome to call and check appointment availability.
Prosthodontics is an area of dental practice focused on treating missing teeth or repairing damaged teeth. Some people need prosthodontic treatment after advanced decay leads to tooth loss. Others need treatment to address congenital issues or the aftermath of a traumatic injury.
Although all dentists go through some basic training in prosthodontics, not all choose to specialize in this area of practice. Dr. Lebovics has advanced training in prosthodontics care and continues to seek out opportunities to remain on the cutting edge of this area of dentistry.
There are a number of prosthodontic treatments that can replace missing teeth or repair damaged teeth. Most also enhance the appearance of your smile, although they are not normally considered cosmetic treatments.
Dental implants replace one or more missing teeth. They replace the root portion of a natural tooth with a metal post, plate, or framework, and replace the crown portion with an artificial crown. Some implants replace individual teeth, while others replace multiple teeth or even an entire upper or lower arch.
A dental crown is a custom-crafted “cap” that covers all visible portions of a natural tooth. Crowns are a great way to preserve a natural tooth that is cracked, chipped, or severely decayed. Crowns are also used to complete dental implants and root canals.
A dental bridge is an affixed dental device that replaces one or more missing teeth. Bridgework is secured in place by dental crowns on either side and creates a strong restoration that preserves a healthy bite.
During your consultation, you’ll learn which options are a good fit for your treatment needs, goals, and budget.
After you’ve gone through prosthodontic treatment and restored your smile, you’ll likely want to do everything you can to prevent additional tooth loss in the future. With the right dental care team on your side and through conscientious dental hygiene, you can prevent dental decay and gum disease.
Begin by booking and attending routine dental exams. These visits allow Dr. Lebovics to examine your teeth for signs of decay and to identify areas of concern before they develop into serious dental health issues. The professional cleaning that follows your exam will remove all traces of plaque and tartar.
You should also review your at-home dental care routine to see if improvements can be made. Daily brushing and flossing can remove plaque and bacteria before they become a problem, keeping your smile healthy and happy.
If you have questions about prosthodontic treatments, call the office to find an appointment time that fits your schedule. Online booking is also an option, and it’s fast and easy.