Whether you have a chipped tooth, missing teeth, or jaw pain from TMJ, a prosthodontist can give you a smile that’s both beautiful and healthy. The prosthodontic specialists at Rene Horvilleur, DDS, in Midtown East, New York City, have advanced training to completely restore your smile. To learn more about the prosthodontic services available at Rene Horvilleur, DDS, call or schedule an appointment online.
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on rebuilding your mouth and smile. They’re often referred to as “architects” in their profession because they undergo additional training to become experts in dealing with complex dental and facial problems. Some of the treatments that prosthodontists deliver are dental implants, dentures, dental crowns, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ), and dental bridges.
Which prosthodontic treatments are available at Rene Horvilleur, DDS?
Some popular prosthodontic treatments at Rene Horvilleur, DDS, include:
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that perfectly fits over your damaged tooth to cover imperfections like severe tooth discoloration, a cracked tooth, or a tooth weakened by grinding.
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth by using the teeth on each side of the gap for support. Dr. Horvilleur and his team place a crown on each side of the gap, with a prosthetic tooth in the middle, much like an architectural bridge.
Dental implants are tooth root replacements that provide a stable base for prosthetic teeth, like crowns or dentures. Dr. Horvilleur and his team insert these small titanium posts directly into your jaw, so they bond to your jawbone and last for decades.
Veneers are wafer-thin shells made out of porcelain that bond to your teeth to change their shape, shade, length, or size.
Dr. Horvilleur and his team use Zoom!® in-office teeth whitening to brighten your smile and remove up to eight shades from your teeth.
TMJ is a dental problem in which the lower jaw is no longer in alignment with the upper jaw. This leads to undue stress on your jaw muscles and teeth. If you have TMJ, you may experience jaw pain, jaw soreness, headaches, facial pain, teeth grinding, and more. To counter this force, Dr. Horvilleur and his team create a custom-made mouthguard that minimizes pressure on your jaw and teeth.
Why should I choose Rene Horvilleur, DDS, for my prosthodontic treatment?
Dr. Horvilleur is a board-certified dentist who specializes in prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He completed a two-year postgraduate program in prosthodontics and went on to complete a five-year fellowship.
Not only are his skills and experience unmatched, but Dr. Horvilleur, along with his team, have invested in the most advanced dental technology available. They have digital X-ray machines, intraoral cameras, and dental lasers to target soft tissues and tooth decay. For more information, call Rene Horvilleur, DDS, or schedule an appointment online.