A few weeks ago, we talked about cosmetic dentistry, which is also called aesthetic dentistry. Austin dentist Dr. Stephen Van Wicklen is renowned in the art of aesthetic dentistry, but he is also highly skilled in another popular form of dental care: prosthetic dentistry.
What is Prosthetic Dentistry?
Because your teeth are a functioning mechanism that are designed to help you bite, chew, speak, and smile, your teeth endure extreme pressures and temperatures everyday, and it comes as no surprise that your teeth are subject to a great amount of wear and tear over the years. Repairing this wear and tear is where Dr. Van Wicklen and prosthetic dentistry come into play.
Prosthetic dentistry, which is also referred to as restorative dentistry, is the restoration or replacement of the teeth.
Just like cosmetic—or aesthetic—dentistry deals directly with the appearance of your teeth, restorative—or prosthetic—dentistry deals directly with the structure of your teeth, and you have many options when it comes to repairing and restoring your dental mechanisms and oral structures. (more…)