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When you need specialized care in implants, esthetics, and reconstructive dentistry, you need a prosthodontist.

Missing teeth and oral tissue can be caused by many conditions or events, and — in any of them — Dr. Robert Lesniak can help. St. Albert prosthodontist Dr. Lesniak offers specialized dental reconstruction to help you achieve optimal overall wellness. His dedication to personalized support and attention to detail means you can rest easy knowing you’re getting exceptional care. At his practice in St. Albert, Alberta, Dr. Lesniak has helped hundreds of patients realize the quality of life they deserve through their smiles.

What is prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty in comprehensive dental reconstruction recognized by the Canadian Dental Association. The discipline stems from medical advances pioneered in 17th century France.

Despite the limitations of science at the time, doctors then discovered ways to replace lost teeth and even invented the concept of braces. In our modern age, prosthodontics pertains 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.

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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. In short, prosthodontists:

  • Focus on cosmetic restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Undergo at least three years of extra training
  • Restore the optimal appearance and function of your smile
  • Stabilize bite and resolving bite issues

Prosthodontist vs. General Dentist

The term “prostho” is a Greek word that means “replacement,” and “dontist” means “dealing with teeth.”

Essentially, prosthodontists are the recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced or fixed in your mouth. This can range from damaged teeth, a missing 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 often serve as lead designers for dental treatment plans, organizing the various components of a patient's overall treatment to reach the desired result. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions for your dental needs.

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What can a Prosthodontist do for you?

Engagement with family and friends often revolves around sharing a meal, a social outing, or a date night. The condition of your teeth, implants, or dentures plays a significant role in your confidence and enjoyment of these scenarios. Is one of the following scenarios preventing you from enjoying your life to the fullest?

  • Are you missing teeth?
  • Are your teeth worn down?
  • Do you have jaw joint pain?
  • Do you have bite problems?
  • Are you struggling to eat the foods you love?
  • Are your dental restorations (fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers) failing or breaking down?
  • Are you concerned with the look of your teeth?
  • Do you have poorly fitting dentures?
  • Are you missing teeth and interested in dental implant treatment?
  • Are you looking for a second opinion about a dental treatment plan?

A prosthodontist like Dr. Lesniak is well equipped to handle the above scenarios providing treatment, consultation, and advice to restore the comfort, function, and esthetics of your dentition. Through this, a prosthodontist aims to improve the quality of life of their patients.

Why choose a prosthodontist?

Many patients choose a prosthodontist like Dr. Lesniak because of their advanced education and training, efficiency, and expertise with advanced technology. Prosthodontists are extensively trained in up to date techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics. Rigorous training and experience give prosthodontists a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth.

*descriptions adapted from www.gotoapro.org

Schedule your St. Albert Prosthodontics consultation with Dr. Robert Lesniak today

Do you have an oral health issue that needs specialized attention? If you want to enhance your smile, replace missing teeth, or fix broken teeth, contact Dr. Robert Lesniak today. To schedule an appointment, you can call (780) 459-3044 or fill out the form on the consultation page. Dr. Lesniak is excited to meet you and give you the time and expertise you deserve and the opportunity to enjoy a healthy, happy, and full life once again.

St. Albert and Edmonton Implant Dentistry

For results you will love for years to come, turn to the prosthodontic dental skills of Dr. Robert Lesniak. Dr. Lesniak operates out of St. Albert. Conveniently located just north of the Anthony Henday, Dr. Lesniak makes sure each new patient is treated like family and receives undivided attention and impeccable care. Schedule your consultation today and get the smile you’ve been waiting for so long to share with the world!

202-225 Carleton Drive, St. Albert, Alberta