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What is a Prosthodontist?

blogA Prosthodontist is a general dentist who has completed four years of dental school and has then gone on to receive two to three more years of dental training in an accredited graduate program by the American Dental Association (ADA) in the specialized area of restoring and replacing teeth.  The Prosthodontic residency takes place at a university or a hospital-based setting.

Prosthodontists restore your teeth with your smile in mind!   With over 30 years of practice in the dental field, Dr. Ricotta has the experience and expertise to provide you with the best restorative care for your teeth while enhancing your smile at the same time!

What Services Does a Prosthodontist Provide?

Typical procedures provided include:

  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Onlays
  • Inlays
  • Partial Dentures
  • Complete Dentures

Many tooth replacement procedures performed by prosthodontists are completed with dental implants, since that is now the method of preference for replacing natural teeth.  Often times, an oral surgeon or a periodontist (gum specialist) will place the dental implant into your jawbone and then the prosthodontist places the dental restoration (crown, partial denture, or complete denture) onto the implant.

Are You Looking for a Prosthodontist in Amherst, NY?

Look no further!  Dr. Ricotta and her dental staff can provide you with the best restorative dental care in the area!  We have appointment times that can accommodate just about any schedule, including some Saturdays.  Are you ready for an attractively restored smile?  Call Dr. Mary Ricotta, D.D.S. to schedule a consultation today!