What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus at least three additional years of advanced training and education in an accredited prosthodontic graduate program. They specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. Dr. Preston completed his specialty training at the university of Toronto.
How is a prosthodontist different from other dentists and other dental specialists?
Essentially, prosthodontists are THE recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth. This can range from a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth and gums in the mouth. While many other dentists can do some of these treatments, prosthodontists are the specialists dedicated to this type of care.
Prosthodontists have advanced training in restoring and replacing teeth. Prosthodontists are considered the leaders of the dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions for your dental needs.
Why can't I get a quote over the phone for a specific treatment?
Dental treatment plans can vary widely depending on complexity. Sometimes teeth will require extensive work to build them up to a point where crowns and bridges can be placed or to ensure that the roots are healthy. Without a thorough examination and dental x-rays, and/or molds of the teeth it may be impossible to accurately estimate the costs of certain treatments.
Do I need a referral?
No. A referral is not necessary. If you would like for us to communicate with your family dentist we are pleased to be able to do that.
Do you direct bill insurance?
No, but we are happy to help complete your insurance forms.
When treatment is completed, do I have to go back to my family dentist?
It is recommended that you continue to see your family dentist for regular check ups and cleanings.
What should I expect for my dental visit during Covid-19?
At Preston Prosthodontics, your health and safety is our top priority. We follow the stringent infection control guidelines as outlined in the New Brunswick Dental Society Covid-19 Operational Plan.
- prior to your appointment we’ll send you a pre-screening form for symptoms
- call us once you arrive: only the patient is allowed in the building
- we will screen you for symptoms and will take your temperature prior to the appointment
- you should wear a community mask to your appointment
- we’ll be wearing all the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure that you and our team are safe during the appointment
- we’ll be practicing physical distancing as much as possible in the dental office setting
- all our forms and reminders will be online.