If you’ve never heard of a prosthodontist, you’re not alone. Many patients aren’t aware that there is more than one kind of dentist. Actually, there are nine recognized specialty fields. The dentist you are most likely to be familiar with is a general dentistry practitioner. These dentists complete doctoral studies in dentistry as well as all-inclusive residency programs that provide them with wide ranging skills to offer preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services. After this initial training, general dentists can continue to seek additional education in any number of more advanced treatments or technologies to offer additional dental care for patients. Those dentists who choose to complete formal residencies or degree work in a specialty field can then be recognized by the board of one or more specialized fields of dentistry. Prosthodontics is one of the nine specialty areas recognized by the American Dental Association. This field of study focuses on the design, creation, and placement of prosthetic dental restorations. If you want to learn more about whether you should visit a general dentist or a prosthodontist, keep reading or give the Avanti Dentistry team a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you to meet with our Tysons prosthodontist.
A prosthodontist is a dentist who completes advanced studies pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of oral health concerns that affect healthy function, patient comfort, cosmetic appearance, and overall health. Specifically, prosthodontists offer treatments for missing or damaged teeth that adversely impact patients’ smiles in any way, including function, appearance, and alignment.
There are numerous treatments best left to a prosthodontic specialist. Some of the services we may recommend be performed by a prosthodontist include:
We encourage patients to visit our prosthodontist if they need complex restorative or cosmetic treatment. Prosthodontists’ advanced training in the way that dental materials work and how best to restore full oral function makes them the ideal practitioners to complete complex treatment plans. Because we have a prosthodontist in our office, you can get the high quality care you deserve right here. Your general dentist will work with our on-site prosthodontist to ensure you receive exceptional service and flawless results.
Fotini Chrisopoulos, DDS, MSC is our skilled in-office prosthodontist. She completed eight years of advanced training that allows her to offer patients flawless restorative and cosmetic treatments that look, feel, and function just like healthy, natural smiles. In addition to general restoration and prosthetics, Dr. Chrisopoulos focused her advanced training on cosmetic and dental implant restorations. She loves working with the most complex patient cases and seeing the beautiful results and happy patients after treatment. A respected prosthodontist and implant dentist, Dr. Chrisopoulos shares her knowledge, research, and experience with her peers on a regular basis, and she offers seminars and lectures around the globe. If you need prosthodontic treatment, there’s no better option than visiting Dr. Chriopoulos and the Avanti Dentistry team.