What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists are recognised experts when anything needs replacing in your mouth. ‘Replacement’ could be single or multiple teeth, all teeth or gums in the mouth. A Prosthodontist are the dental specialists that have advanced training in how to help patients with any of the following

  • your bite (malocclusion)
  • severely worn-down teeth (through grinding or clenching) or broken teeth
  • replace or repair dental implants
  • attach crowns or bridges
  • provide ceramic or porcelain veneers and dentures
  • provide overdentures
  • perform an all-on-four dental implant procedure
  • managing developmental and congenital defects of the jaw and teeth
  • inlays and onlays
  • complex for mouth dental rehabilitation
  • smile makeovers
  • prevent the wear and tear of your teeth from grinding or clenching
  • teeth-whitening

Prosthodontics is a field of dentistry that encompasses the use of removable and fixed dental prosthetics, such as dental implants to restore dental function and appearance. With the highest possible qualification a professional can achieve in cosmetic dentistry, with an extra three years of specialist training in cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation, Prosthodontists are considered an authority in dental implant procedures. Prosthodontics is one of 13 dental specialties recognised by the Dental Board of Australia. It involves rehabilitating oral health, function and aesthetics by restoring broken or worn teeth and replacing missing ones.
At Aria Dental in Perth, our prosthodontic treatments are designed to restore or replace your teeth’ natural function and appearance. So, if you’re missing teeth or have any complex issues with broken or worn-down teeth, a prosthodontist is exactly who you need to see. And no referral is required.

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Specialist Prosthodontist Dr Michael Zaninovich leads our team at Aria Dental. As a specialist in prosthodontics, he can perform full mouth rehabilitation with optimal aesthetic and functional results. In most cases, he will be involved in both the treatment planning and surgical execution to maximise the success of your implant procedure.

Patients across Western Australia use our clinic’s dental implant services.

Before you book your Dental Implant Perth appointment, it’s important to research which dental specialist is appropriate for you. And when it comes to dental implants, Prosthodontists can help in many ways

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How is a specialist Prosthodontist different to a dentist?

General dentists can perform dental implant treatments, but they don’t have the same amount of in-depth training as Prosthodontists. Prosthodontics is a post graduate qualification. To apply for a position in the course, the applicant needs to have completed a minimum of two years of general dental practice and meet all other requirements for general registration as a dentist. Once accepted into the course, the applicant will complete a further three years of full time study after which they are able to register as a specialist in the field with the Dental Board of Australia.

Prosthodontists have specialty knowledge and skills that give them the ability to diagnose and treat a wide range of health issues.

Specialist Prosthodontists are different to dentists, and you can choose which you see! Before committing to a surgical dental procedure, you should make sure you have done your homework and make sure the Dental Provider that you are engaging has all the skills, experience and know how to treat you correctly, such as:

  • Am I confident that my implant dentist has completed appropriate level of training to deliver my procedure successfully?
  • Have I got a second opinion from the most qualified medical professional for this treatment?
  • Why would I not consider a Dental Specialist, who devotes all their clinical time to complex procedures?
  • Is this dentist able to deal with any complications or issues that may arise during this procedure?

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What does a Prosthodontist do?

Your dentist may refer you to a Prosthodontist for complex treatment or if you have multiple issues affecting your oral health. You can also choose to have your treatment performed by a specialist Prosthodontist and can book your consultation appointment directly.
At your first appointment, a Prosthodontist will perform a full examination of your mouth.
This exam may involve the use of X-rays and other diagnostic imaging systems, including cone-beam CT scans.
This in-depth examination ensures your Prosthodontist can plan a suitable treatment for your teeth and mouth.
While your dentist may refer you to Aria Dental, you don’t need a referral to make an appointment.
Our specialist Prosthodontist at Aria Dental is highly experienced at:

  • Dental implants – including single or multiple, all teeth, All on 4, All on 5, All on 6 and Full Arch Fixed Implants
  • Crowns – as well as bridges, overdentures and dentures
  • Cosmetic Dentistry – including veneers, teeth whitening and white fillings

Specialist Prosthodontic treatment at Aria Dental encompasses more than just your teeth and mouth. We look at your general health and any individual risk factors you may have. An Aria Dental comprehensive treatment plan focuses on stopping infections and diseases from spreading so you can maintain good long-term oral health.

Aria Dental has built an outstanding reputation not only as a leading Perth dental implant centre but as Perth’s premium specialist and general dental centre.

Need a Prosthodontist? Why you should come to Aria Dental in Perth

Aria’s Dental Implant Centre in Perth is the home of Western Australian Principal Prosthodontist Dr Michael Zaninovich.

Aria Dental has built an outstanding reputation not only as a leading Perth dental implant centre but as Perth’s premium specialist and general dental centre.

Principal Prosthodontist Dr Michael Zaninovich is one of only two Diplomates of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Western Australia. The Aria Dental Perth CBD clinic regularly has patients travelling from regional to interstate and overseas to benefit from his care and expertise.

Internationally recognised for his accomplishments in dental implantology and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Dr Zaninovich and his team use advanced dental implant techniques and treatment care – for one, several or all missing teeth.

You’ll feel at home with Aria Dental, as we provide a high-quality dental experience for all clients.

Please contact us today to book your initial appointment at Aria Dental in Perth or discuss your needs with a dental professional.

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