Did you know that dentists can specialize in different areas of dentistry? Depending on the type of specialization, dentists who specialize will often have to complete years of extra training in their field of dentistry. The American Dental Association currently recognizes nine specialties:
Depending on your individual concerns and the state of your dental health, you could benefit from choosing a specialist over a general dentist. For example, patients in need of braces would obviously want to choose an orthodontist — a dental professional specializing in the treatment of bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. This same idea remains true for patients with other concerns, like periodontal disease, tooth replacement, and more.
Here at our San Jose office, Dr. Keith Cooper is proud to offer top-quality services backed by years of education in prosthodontics.
What is a prosthodontist? This area of dentistry pertains to the diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance of oral health for patients with missing or deficient teeth. A prosthodontist essentially specializes in treating and restoring dental health for patients who have experienced tooth loss.
To specialize in prosthodontics, dentists must complete dental school in addition to three extra years of training and certification in the restoration and replacement of broken teeth with crowns, bridges, dental implants or dentures. A prosthodontist also has a better understanding of dental and facial problems like temporomandibular disorders.
Why is it Important to Choose a Prosthodontist?
Whether you need a single tooth restoration or an entire arch, you’ll want treatment from a provider with extensive experience and education in dental restoration.
Dr. Cooper has devoted his career to implantology and prosthodontics. After completing his Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree, he went on to complete his Prosthodontist Residency at the Baylor College of Dentistry. To help bolster his formal education, Dr. Cooper also works to perfect his craft through continuing education courses.
Don’t delay treating your tooth loss! Dr. Cooper and his talented team offer top-quality care to give you a healthy, complete smile. To get started, contact our office today to schedule your no-obligation consultation!
Keith M. Cooper
5150 Graves Ave. Suite 12E
San Jose, CA
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
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Friday: 8AM – 5PM