What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dental specialist with an expertise in restoration dentistry and the replacement of teeth. Prosthodontists receive an extra three years of intense dental training beyond the regular four years of dental school in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate program. With their advanced training prosthodontists can restore your smile and improve your appearance using prosthodontic treatments to fix, broken, discolored or misshaped teeth and associated tooth structures. Prosthodontics also known as Prosthetic Dentistry is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the ADA and of the 170,000 dentists in the United States only roughly 3,200 of them are prosthodontists. 

Rockville prosthodontist, Dr. Alex Sin Kim is proud to provide multiple levels of care and works closely with dental patients from the initial exam all the way through treatment and into after care. Prosthodontist’s help create a comprehensive treatment plan to provide patients with an understanding of the options available for the best level of treatment and are considered the “problem solvers” of restorative dentistry. Prosthodontist, Dr. Alex Sin Kim, DMD, is proud to provide prosthodontic services including but not limited to:

Placing Ceramic Crowns or "caps"
Placing Porcelain Veneers
Changing Tooth Shape Using Bonding Technology
Close Gaps Between Teeth
Teeth Whitening or “bleaching”
Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry
Fixed Bridge
Full Dentures / Partial Dentures
Denture Replacement
Dental Implants

Patients often are unaware that some dentists perform reconstructive dental work after receiving a short training course on a particular procedure. The benefit of consulting a prosthodontist is that you can rest assured your dentist has received an extra three years of intense, formal training beyond regular dental school.

With modern day dentistry a prosthodontist can restore broken, decayed, worn and discolored teeth to their original strength and color. Options including crowns/caps, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and dental implants allow a qualified dentist to restore your smile and reclaim the function of your teeth.

Patients born without certain teeth or those who have lost their teeth because of disease, injury, and wear as a result of clenching or grinding should seek advice from a prosthodontist. For more information please contact our office or you may request an appointment online.