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Expert Prosthodontics in Munster, IN
When your smile needs more than standard, preventive care, you want the confidence and peace of mind from knowing that you have an expert providing treatment. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Roland O. Singh has the skill, experience, and attention to detail to identify the best treatment option and apply it to your smile so that you have optimal oral health, function, and aesthetics.
Whether you need a simple restoration or complete smile reconstruction, Dr. Singh and his team will help you feel positive about your treatment. Visit our office today so we can help you smile again!
CALL US: (219) 836-0017 REQUEST CONSULTATION
What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that centers on restoring damaged teeth or replacing teeth that have been lost. Their goal is to rebuild your smile in a way that promotes the smile’s health, function, and appearance all at once.
Prosthodontists are also known as “architects of the smile.” Their advanced training allows them to understand how oral structure impacts function, and they can tailor restorations to provide an optimal bite, strengthen teeth, and avoid common oral health problems.
Dr. Singh combines his knowledge of health and function with an eye for aesthetics. All restorations you receive in our office are designed to support your dental health while also promoting a beautiful smile.
Designing Your Custom Dental Prosthetic
Your smile is complex, and even small details can have long-term effects on your health. Dr. Singh takes a lot of time and care when designing your treatment so that your restoration or replacement fits well, functions effectively, and looks flattering within your smile. Numerous elements need to be considered to achieve the ideal bite, including:
- How much of the tooth needs repairing
- Where the tooth or teeth are located in the smile
- The shape of the teeth above or below and how they’ll meet
- The daily force of chewing the restoration will face
- How visible the tooth is when you smile
By keeping all of these factors in mind while designing your prosthetic, Dr. Singh can ensure that your restored or replacement tooth will complement the rest of your smile. Having a harmonious bite helps you to avoid common health issues, including uneven wear, jaw pain, headaches, and poor digestion.
Prosthodontic Options at Midwest Dental Rehab
Dr. Singh and his team are committed to helping you, and all our patients rebuild and recover your smile, no matter what its current state is. We offer a broad range of prosthodontic treatment options to ensure that we can effectively address whatever health challenges you may be facing.
Repairing Teeth with Fillings, Crowns, Inlays & Onlays
Damage and tooth decay can cause significant pain and greatly impact your bite. We can help you to overcome damage, cavities, and other dental health challenges with our high-quality restorations. Dr. Singh uses his advanced understanding of your oral structure to create a custom restoration optimized to strengthen your smile and provide a healthy bite.
There are four main types of tooth restorations offered at our practice:
- Fillings – A filling is capable of restoring volume and structure to a tooth after decayed enamel is removed. Our composite fillings can fit into small spaces and bond with the enamel, so they preserve more of your tooth while creating a tight, long-lasting seal of protection.
- Crowns – When teeth are broken, fractured, or too weak to withstand daily wear, a crown provides full protection. Dr. Singh precisely shapes each crown to complement your bite while appearing natural in your smile.
- Inlays – Sometimes, a filling may not be strong enough, but a crown would be excessive. An inlay provides an ideal mid-level treatment by protecting the tooth’s biting surface with a protective porcelain layer.
- Onlays – These are almost identical to inlays, but they cover one or more of the tooth corners as well as the biting surface.
Dental Implants for Complete Tooth Replacement
Nothing has a greater impact on your smile than missing teeth. Fortunately, whether you’re missing one or many, you can completely rebuild your smile with dental implants. These tooth replacements are most favored for their ability to replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown.
This quality provides several benefits, including:
- Greater stability
- Preventing jawbone loss
- Ability to function like natural teeth
- Increased confidence
Dr. Singh uses his training in combination with advanced technology to determine the precise location, angle, and depth that will provide the greatest stability for your dental implants. He can place implants precisely with computer guidance to ensure the perfect placement, and can even place the implants and secure your restoration in a single visit with Teeth In An Hour.
If your jawbone is too weak for dental implants, we can develop a treatment plan to rebuild your jaw structure through bone grafts and sinus lifts to provide the support a successful implant needs.
Fixed Bridges for Single Tooth Replacement
If you’re missing one or two teeth in a row, you may choose the option of a fixed bridge. Bridges use neighboring healthy teeth topped with porcelain crowns to suspend new prosthetic teeth over the space. Filling this gap allows you to eat and speak normally, and also keeps your remaining teeth from drifting out of alignment and ruining your bite.
Completing Your Smile with Dentures
Dentures are a tried-and-true option for replacing groups of missing teeth. Dr. Singh designs full and partial dentures according to your needs so that they fit securely and allow you to eat and smile once more. He uses high-quality materials and can help you care for and maintain your dentures so that they last a long time.
Prosthodontic Options for TMJ
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD) happens when the jaw joint becomes inflamed, making biting and chewing a painful process. Numerous factors can contribute to this, with two of the most common being bruxism (teeth grinding) and a misaligned bite.
TMJ can cause several unpleasant side effects, including pain in the jaw and face, as well as headaches. However, it’s possible to find relief for TMJ with the right dental prosthetic treatment. Realignment is a highly successful treatment option, and it involves using restorations and other methods to create a more harmonious bite relationship between your upper and lower teeth. When the teeth meet properly, you can chew more effectively using less force, resting the jaw, and making eating and speaking a more comfortable experience.
How is a Prosthodontist Different from a General Dentist?
Prosthodontists spend an additional three years receiving advanced training in a dental school to enhance their knowledge and skills. This grants them a top-level understanding of the oral structure, bite alignment, and oral health challenges many people face. They can (and regularly do) provide advanced services and complex treatments, including dental implant placement, oral surgery, and even complete smile reconstruction.
Many general dentists today offer a broad range of services that may overlap with what a prosthodontist can do. However, they may lack the skill or training to deal with complex cases, and may not be as experienced in the less common treatments. When you visit a prosthodontist, you know that their dedication and advanced ability means that you receive expert service, personalized treatment, and results that will last.
First-Rate Dental Care in Munster, IN
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Singh is dedicated to ensuring that your teeth and bite are the best they can be. Whether you need simple care or a complete smile transformation, the team at Midwest Dental Rehab is here for you!
Contact our office to get the care you need today!
CALL US: (219) 836-0017 REQUEST CONSULTATION