What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a general dentist who has gone on to receive an additional three years of formal education and specialized training in restorative and esthetic treatment planning. Board-certified prosthodontic specialist Dr. Max Molgard is equipped to handle the most complicated and complex of cases involving broken or missing teeth. Some of the examples of situations where you may decide it’s better to see a prosthodontist as opposed to a general dentist include:

  • Full mouth reconstruction (FMR)
  • Smile makeovers
  • Dental implant therapy and restorations
  • All-on-4 dentures
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Implant retained dentures

In our Spokane office, you can also access general dental services including routine preventive care. But when you do need a filling or crown, you can rest assured that you’re in the best hands possible.

Are Prosthodontists the Same Thing as a Cosmetic Dentist?

There are only 9 dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Prosthodontics is the only one involving improving the appearance of a person’s teeth. Many general practitioners claim to be “cosmetic dentists,” but only prosthodontists have the specialized training to be an expert in managing esthetic concerns.

Dr. Molgard’s Mission as a Dental Provider

As a prosthodontic specialist, Dr. Molgard is passionate about helping individuals achieve a healthy smile that’s both functional and beautiful… even those with the most complex needs. Restoring someone’s ability to chew and pleasure to smile is life changing. When you need restorative care and the highest attention to detail, you need a board-certified prosthodontist. Dr. Molgard’s increased level of training allows him to understand and work patiently with our patients who have moderate to severe smile reconstruction needs. You want your new smile to feel comfortable, as well as look natural. Prosthodontists are the go-to expert when cosmetic attributes or full mouth functionality are at play. Contact our Spokane office today to schedule a consultation!

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