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Prosthodontics Specialist

Dee for Dentist -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Dee for Dentist

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Endodontists and Dental Implants Specialists located in Silverado Ranch, Las Vegas, NV

Prosthodontics treatments are an excellent solution for restoring your oral health and improving the appearance of your smile if you have teeth that are damaged or missing. Nelson Lasiter, DMD, provides high-quality prosthodontics services at Dee for Dentist in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more or to get started, schedule a visit today by phone or book online.

Prosthodontics Q & A

What is prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry focused on restoring or replacing lost or damaged teeth. With prosthodontics, Dr. Lasiter uses biocompatible materials to make your smile whole and healthy again.

How can prosthodontics improve my smile?

Prosthodontics can make your smile complete again, which benefits you several ways, including:

  • Enhanced appearance
  • Improved speech and chewing ability
  • More evenly distributed force in your bite
  • Better stimulation for your jawbone

Dr. Lasiter ensures your prosthodontics will make your mouth healthier and your smile more beautiful.

What are the different types of prosthodontics?

Dr. Lasiter offers a variety of high-quality prosthodontic treatments at Dee for Dentist. Whether you’re looking to fix a chipped tooth or replace a missing tooth, there’s a prosthodontic service that can help. Some of the treatments offered include:

Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells permanently bonded to the front of your teeth. They cover cosmetic defects, like cracks, chips, stains, or excessive wear. Veneers are made to look just like natural teeth and designed to match in color to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Crowns

A crown is a cap that fits over your tooth and covers everything above your gumline. Dr. Lasiter might recommend a crown to:

  • Protect a weakened tooth from further damage
  • Treat a large cavity
  • Restore the structural integrity of a tooth after a root canal
  • Replace an aesthetically displeasing tooth

Dr. Lasiter makes your crown from an impression of your mouth, so it fits perfectly in your mouth and feels just like a natural tooth.

Fixed bridges

A fixed bridge is a device used to replace a missing tooth. It’s composed of an artificial tooth (pontic) with crowns sealed to either side. Dr. Lasiter attaches those crowns to the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth. Once in place, the pontic bridges the empty space between your teeth, hence the name.

Dentures

Dentures are artificial teeth attached to a base that fits over your gums. Dentures are used to replace some of the teeth (partial dentures), or they are used to replace all of the teeth in one or both of your dental arches (complete dentures).

Dental implants

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that function as artificial tooth roots. Dr. Lasiter embeds the implant into your jawbone where you’re missing a tooth. As you heal from the procedure, the implant fuses with your bone tissue and provides a stable foundation for a crown, bridge, or dentures.

To learn more about how prosthodontics can improve your smile, schedule a visit with Dr. Lasiter today by calling Dee for Dentist or booking an appointment online.