Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Edison, NJ
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Have a question about the care you’ll receive at Edison Prosthodontics? We’re more than happy to answer it, and you’ll find our responses to some of the most popular questions we receive every day below. Be sure to give us a call if we haven’t covered something you want to know more about!
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dental specialist, one that has received three extra years of training on top of dental school focused on replacing and rebuilding the teeth. They are especially adept at providing lifelike restorations and helping patients who have extensive dental damage and/or may be missing all of their teeth.
Why should I visit a prosthodontist instead of a general dentist?
If you’re missing several teeth or most of your teeth are broken or decayed, a prosthodontist will be much more equipped and capable of handling your situation versus a general dentist. General dentists are great for solving minor problems, but prosthodontists are usually called in when a patient’s needs are more extensive, and this is due to their extra training and familiarity with the latest technology and techniques.
What are the benefits of seeing a prosthodontist versus a general dentist?
No matter what kind or the extent of the dental damage you have suffered, a prosthodontist has seen it before, so they’ll know exactly how to handle the situation. Prosthodontists are also familiar with the latest techniques of tooth replacement and can offer more sophisticated and personalized solutions compared to a general dentist.
Do I need a referral from my general dentist to see a prosthodontist?
No! You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Shah without getting a referral from your general dentist.
What is the best way to replace missing teeth?
This answer will be different for each patient, but generally, Dr. Shah’s first recommendation is dental implants. Compared to all other options, implants offer the strongest, most natural-looking restorations, and they’ve been shown to last many times longer compared to more traditional solutions.
Will my dental insurance cover visiting a prosthodontist?
Yes, a prosthodontist is still a type of dentist, so your dental insurance will provide benefits just like it would with a general dentist.
Is it possible to finance my dental care?
Yes, we offer flexible, low-to-no interest financing through CareCredit. You can look over their various plans and even sign up for one right through our website by visiting our For Patients page.