Why Should I See A Prosthodontist?

At Prosthodontics of Princeton, we take pride in helping people restore their beautiful, healthy smile. But while our patients are always more than satisfied with the care they receive, there’s one question we hear a lot from new patients – just what exactly is a prosthodontist, and why should I see one instead of a regular dentist? That’s why for this blog, we’re going to take a look at what prosthodontics is, how it works, and why a prosthodontic specialist is a better bet than a general dentist for restoring damaged teeth.


What is a Prosthodontist?

Put simply, a prosthodontist is someone who specializes in the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. They’re different from general dentists in that they must go through an additional two to three years of training beyond dental school to help them master the specific tools and techniques of the trade – training that general dentists simply don’t have.

How Does Prosthodontics Work?

Essentially, it works by supplementing existing tooth structures with artificial materials – be they fabricated veneers or shaped resin. These materials are the same color as the enamel of teeth, making them blend in perfectly with your smile, and they provide a strong, sturdy way to fix cracks, chips, and other imperfections in teeth.

So Why See a Prosthodontist?

The short answer is that a prosthodontist helps you get your smile back. If you have cracked, chipped, damaged, misshapen, or otherwise irregular teeth, a prosthodontist has the knowledge and experience to bring your smile back to its full function and appearance – giving you back the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

Contact Your Princeton, NJ Cosmetic Dental Experts

Have more questions about our practice or your dental health in general? We’re always happy to help. Feel free to call us at (609) 924-1975. You can always contact us┬áto schedule your next appointment at our Princeton, NJ office. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we hope to see you back at this blog for more tips and updates on keeping your smile healthy.