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!
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 technology refers to placing four strategically planned implants to keep a denture in place. This prevents the need for more than just four implants to be used and all of the implants can be placed in one or two appointments.
Restorative dentistry treatments allow us to repair your broken, worn-out, or missing teeth. Not only do we treat the source of damage, Dr. Molgard also addresses the esthetic concerns that go along with it.
A dental bridge is a restoration that helps to replace one or more missing natural teeth. The bridge attaches permanently to surrounding teeth, so it won't need to be removed and cleaned like a prosthetic appliance.
A dental crown is a type of restoration that is designed to fit over a damaged or compromised tooth. If a tooth has fractured, broken or has been recently root canaled, we may recommend that it be crowned.
Dental Implant Restoration
A dental implant is specifically designed to replace one or more teeth within your mouth. Implants are often made of titanium, and they are surgically inserted into the jawbone.
Dental implants are a permanent solution for patients seeking that perfect white smile. Implants are a great choice for patients that have broken, damaged, or missing teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
Both a denture and partial will help to transform your entire smile. If you're missing your natural teeth, there is no reason for you to feel ashamed or embarrassed.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures involve a series of implants that are placed to hold the denture securely in your mouth.
Inlays & Onlays
Both an inlay and onlay are restorations that can help to improve the look and feel of an otherwise damaged or compromised tooth. The restoration can be used to cover a tooth that has cracked or broken or to replace old fillings.
Teeth In A Day
Teeth in a day is a type of dental implant treatment that allows you to receive a full set of teeth in just one day. The procedure involves the placement of four to six dental implants, which serve as the foundation for a dental bridge or denture.
Trefoil Implant System
The Trefoil™ implant system is a revolution in tooth replacement, offering same-day-as-surgery teeth for your lower arch. Trefoil™’s innovative prefabricated titanium framework is ergonomically designed to your natural arch.