Every day, your teeth are subjected to constant wear and tear, and sometimes the damage can’t be taken care of by a general dentist. This is where a prosthodontist comes in. Prosthodontists such as Dr. Jonathan Penchas are expert dentists, with 3-4 years additional post-doctoral education and training after completing dental
Dr. Penchas completed his Prosthodontics training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Concurrently, Dr. Penchas earned a M.E. (master’s degree in education) at The University of New Orleans. Dr. Penchas was a fellow at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and Dental Oncology. In 1995-1996, Dr. Penchas was a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics at the University of Texas.
Rather than focusing on just the teeth, Prosthodontists provide comprehensive care that focuses on the patient’s mouth as a whole. Prosthodontists are repair and replace teeth to extremely high functionality, while restoring them to their ideal appearance.
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, while there are more than 170,000 dentists in the United States, fewer than 2% of dentists are Prosthodontists. And according to the American Dental Association, cosmetic dentistry (also known as esthetic dentistry) falls under the dental specialty of Prosthodontics.
Prosthodontists provide advanced levels of restorative treatment and maintenance for highly damaged or missing teeth. In more serious cases, Prosthodontists carefully map out and execute full mouth reconstruction plans. However, Prosthodontists are capable of meticulous planning for any patient’s dental needs, whether large or small.
When Dr. Penchas plans treatment for a patient, he takes into account the patient’s oral health, abnormalities in your mouth, whether the bones in your mouth have suffered trauma, the state of your gums, and existing treatment.
After identifying these factors, Dr. Penchas will create a written treatment plan that addresses your primary concerns, with an eye on improving your overall oral health, and beauty of your smile.
Perhaps your entire mouth doesn’t need treatment, but you’re unsatisfied with the way your smile looks? Maybe there’s a chip, a crack, or a missing tooth? Dr. Penchas has that covered too!
Prosthodontists are able to give treatment that focuses on fixing the appearance of your teeth. Increasing the functionality can be an added bonus.
Your smile can be drastically improved with dental veneers for discolored and jagged teeth, crowns that repair damaged teeth to an improved appearance and use, the creation of complete and partial dentures, and porcelain crowns anchored by titanium implants for missing teeth.
Thanks to the comprehensive treatment provided by Dr. Penchas, you can rely on Dr. Penchas for a lifetime of dental needs, whether general, restorative, cosmetic, dentures, or implants.