Cosmetic dentistry is an area quickly gaining in popularity as more and more people are discovering the benefits of specialised dental treatment.
With such a rapid spike in demand, many dental services are now offering specialised prosthetic dental work. If you are considering an advanced cosmetic dental procedure it’s important to understand the specifics and seek the services of an experienced professional.
With over 25 years’ experience in prosthodontic dentistry, Ironside Advanced Dental would like to debunk some of the common myths surrounding the practice.
Three myths of dental prosthetics
Myth 1 – All dentists are prosthodontists
To become a prosthodontist, a dentist must complete a multitude of extra training and specialised dental procedures. On top of the general dental accreditation (which takes three to four years), a prosthodontic specialist must undertake an extra three years of study.
While most dentists are qualified to complete prosthodontic procedures, there is no guarantee you are receiving treatment backed by the necessary professional training.
Myth 2 – Prosthodontic treatment is only for the rich
Costs of prosthodontic dental procedures range widely and vary depending on the required treatment. In many cases, prosthodontic fees may only be slightly higher than the general dentist fee. Considering recognised prosthodontic practice requires years of extra specialised training, the value in return is huge.
The best course of action is to schedule a consultation to see what best suits your needs and price range. In some cases, something as simple and inexpensive as teeth whitening can help you achieve a new smile and healthy looking teeth.
Myth 3 – Advanced technologies mean you can receive high-quality prosthetics from any dentist
While advanced technologies have empowered most any dental practice to complete prosthetic procedures, there is no substitute for the quality that comes with experience.
You wouldn’t hire a coach with zero tennis experience to improve your serve, so why settle for a prosthetic procedure that lacks the experience and craftsmanship of a qualified professional?
Dr Jim Ironside at Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney provides a full range of dental prosthetic treatments with the reassurance of over twenty-five years’ experience.
If you would like to find out how Ironside Dental can help you achieve a happy and healthy smile please contact us today.
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