Cosmetic Dentists, what? It’s a Prosthodontist!

dr-n-scheinfeldThe trend these days is dentists calling themselves cosmetic dentists. Yet there is no such specialty in dentistry.  And if there was one it would be the PROSTHODONTIST.

Not one of them has a ‘cosmetic specialty’ in dentistry because it doesn’t exist.   The ADA only has recognized nine (9) post dental degree specialties and cosmetic dentistry is not one of them.  These specialties range in one to six years of advance training beyond dental school that results in additional certifications considered experts within their fields of dentistry.  These ADA specialties are:

Dental Public Heath, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Surgery, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and the least known, but the closest to what would be considered a cosmetic dentist, Prosthodontics.

Prosthodontics: (crown, bridge, and implants) A Prosthodontist has a dental specialty license pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.

The prosthodontist is specially trained at a university to create the smile that perfects the use of veneers, crowns, bridges and the increasingly more common procedure of dental implants to ensure that the right smile is achieved, both functionally and aesthetically beautiful.  If anyone has a specialty in cosmetic dentistry, it would be the prosthodontist. They are the holy-grail of dentistry.  So when you are seriously looking for a cosmetic dentist, look to the Right Smile Center.

If you are in need of a cosmetic dentist[1], we are here to serve you.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

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[1] Cosmetic dentist equals Prosthodontist.


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