Prosthodontics

Scott Prawat, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Los Gatos, CA

When you have missing teeth, prosthodontics offers a way to restore your smile and regain your confidence. Scott E. Prawat, DDS, of Los Gatos, California, offers quality prosthodontic care, including crowns, dental implants, and dentures to help replace missing or lost teeth. To plan your dental restoration, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Prosthodontics Q&A

What is prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a specialized field of dental medicine with a focus on replacing missing teeth. Quality prosthodontic care involves diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance if you have lost teeth due to disease, trauma, or other causes.

The purpose of prosthodontics is to protect your remaining teeth and restore your:

  • Oral function
  • Comfort
  • Appearance
  • Oral health
  • Confidence
  • Ability to eat
  • Speech

Dr. Prawat uses prosthodontics with the motto “look good, feel good,” by offering a range of options when your smile has gaps or spaces that may impact your confidence and your dental wellness.

What are examples of prosthodontic treatments?

Dr. Prawat customizes and places prosthetic dental devices that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Prosthodontic treatments include:

  • Crowns
  • Fixed or removable bridges
  • Fixed or partial dentures
  • Dental implants

Dr. Prawat creates many of these devices right in his office using color-matching technology that ensures you get replacement teeth that look natural in as little time as possible.

Why do I need prosthodontics?

Dr. Prawat may recommend prosthodontic care if you have missing teeth or bone or oral tissue loss. Conditions that may impact the integrity and stability of your teeth include,

  • Periodontal disease
  • Oral or facial trauma
  • Gum disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Oral abscess
  • Oral cancer

These conditions could impact your long-term oral health, so Dr. Prawat’s holistic approach to teeth replacement includes protecting against future tooth loss. He treats the underlying cause of your tooth loss before beginning the process of restoring your smile.

What does prosthodontic care involve?

When your treatment plan includes quality prosthodontics, Dr. Prawat takes time to explain the process and the timeline for your dental restorations. Typically, prosthodontic work takes several visits because it takes time to heal between treatment phases and for the dental lab to create your customized dental prosthetic.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Prawat’s team takes digital X-rays and impressions of your mouth and teeth. Depending on the recommended course of treatment, you may need teeth pulled or other dental work before creating or placing your prosthodontic device.

Once your prosthodontic device is ready, Dr. Prawat places and fits your restoration. He also teaches you essential steps to protecting and caring for your device and recommends regular dental exams to maintain your oral health.

To see how prosthodontics can help you, call or schedule an appointment online with Scott E. Prawat, DDS, today.