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A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who trains intensively to treat dental problems concerning missing teeth and oral maxillofacial tissues. Prosthodontists work beyond the area of general dentistry.

Whether it is an implant, dentures or a crown, these dental professionals will make sure that your restorations function and feel exactly as natural teeth, enabling you to bite, chew, swallow and speak normally.

Top rated prosthodontists provide the best function and aesthetic outcomes. Due to their advanced postgraduate training (3 more years than a regular dentist), they can help patients achieve picture-perfect smiles.

Dr. Goetz can perform different treatments to restore your teeth to a functional, natural and aesthetic state.


Benefits of Using a Certified Prosthodontist

Prosthodontists have more advanced training than dentists or cosmetic dentists

Due to better training and experience, prosthodontists are more qualified in restoring the function and look of your smile

Prosthodontists are especially qualified in prosthetics: crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, and more.

Prosthodontists provide better quality restorations without paying a high price tag.

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that can help patients with TMJ syndrome, Sleep Apnea or sleep disorders.

Because of their ability to deal with more complex cases, prosthodontists are more experienced in the use of advance technology and procedures.

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Prosthodontic Dental Services

There are different treatments a prosthodontist has specialized in to help you achieve the most functional and best looking smile.

These treatments typically include:

  • Dental Crowns (small caps specifically designed and shaped  to restore a missing or broken tooth)
  • Dental Implants (a titanium post that replaces the root and solid structure of a tooth)
  • Dental Bridges (a set of crowns joined together to replace and restore a set of missing teeth)
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  • Dentures (full or partial)
  • Other teeth restorations (fillings, onlays, inlays)

But prosthodontists not only focus on diagnosing symptoms within the scope of dentistry. In fact, the best prosthodontists near me are also specialized in:

  • complex treatments that require a team of specialists.
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Injuries caused by trauma
  • Apnea, snoring or other sleep disorders.

Meet Your Delray Beach Dentist

Dr. Nicholas Goetz, DMD, MS

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist in Delray Beach, Florida

Dr. Nicholas Goetz is a Delray Beach dentist and among a select group of 150 maxillofacial prosthodontists in the US. His extensive dental experience ranges from the simplest of general dentistry procedures to complex smile makeovers involving implant and traditional prosthetics. He's a proud member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).


Best Prosthodontist Near Me FAQ

A general dentist  has completed the four years at a dental school and received the necessary training to specialize in oral health. On the other hand, a prosthodontist has completed four basic years to become a dentist, but has also done three years of advanced specialized training.  They have the knowledge to repair or replace natural teeth that for some reason have been damaged or lost. They deal with more complex treatments that involve teeth restoration such a as implants, crowns, bridges or dentures.  Prosthodontists are trained to provide high-quality efficient restorative treatments.

Yes.  A cosmetic dentist is a general dentist that has attended seminars or specific courses on Cosmetic Dentistry. However, prosthodontics is one of the nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. So a prosthodontist is specifically trained in dental esthetics and oral functions during a three-year post graduate study program. This high quality training and specialization makes prosthodontist the most qualified specialists to help you maintain a healthy smile.

A prosthodontist will be able to carry out a treatment plan for you and lead all kind of dental procedures that involve restoration of teeth, bone and tissues. He or she is specialized in providing advanced dental care. Many patients are happy to choose a prosthodontist because they are specifically trained in restorative procedures,  state-of-the-art technology and have the necessary skills to take care of your whole oral health, as well. This includes anything ranging from cleanings or fillings to full mouth rehabilitations.

Absolutely! But instead of holistic, we like to use the term whole-body health. We look at their patients’ overall health, and not just their teeth. And we do so in a relaxing, stress-free, spa-like environment. By caring for the patients’ whole body health,  using metal-free materials, performing the least invasive treatments and using relaxation techniques, prosthodontists can help patients go through a pleasant experience while they have their dental work done.

Prosthodontists do all the necessary work to restore missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They have the skills to perform treatments such as dentures, implants, crowns, bridges, and more, but are specifically trained for more complex, advanced cases such as full mouth implant reconstructions. Most importantly, they excel at making their work aesthetically attractive.

The American Board of Prosthodontics takes regular examinations to provide prosthodontists a certification to their practice. Certification is required every 8 years. This way the ADA makes sure their certified practitioners are up-to date with current prosthodontics practices.  In addition, the American College of Prosthodontists keeps a list for patients to find a certified prosthodontist near you. 

At Ocean Breeze Prosthodontics, we work with all PPO plans. Since we are a fee-for service office, we are technically out-of-network. But our fees are competitive enough that insurance plans pay patients back a significant part of the treatment, and in some cases, all of it (once deductibles have been met). Patients pay for treatments at the time of service and then get reimbursed directly to their home by the insurance company. At our office, we will take your insurance information, conduct a complimentary insurance benefits check, and  file your claim electronically so you get reimbursed just days after the treatment.

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