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Dr. Skopp is an expert in the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
What is a Prosthodontist?

The field of dental prosthodontics involves restoring or repairing Prosthodontics Dentist Palm Beach Gardensmissing or damaged teeth. After completing his or her degree in general dentistry, a prosthodontist must undergo an additional three full years of training in order to obtain necessary certification. Dr. Skopp has taken this one step further, as he has not only obtained his certification in dental prosthodontics, but also an additional certification in dental implantology, all of which makes him your best choice for restoring your teeth to a healthier and natural smile.

Types of Dental Prosthodontics

If you’ve got a tooth or multiple teeth that are damaged or missing, you’ll need to find a dentist in Palm Beach Gardens experienced in all forms of prosthodontics. Dr. Skopp has years of experience working with all types of dental prosthodontics, including:

Which Prosthodontic Solution is Best for Me?

In order to determine which type of prosthodontic solution is right for you, Dr. Skopp will first examine your mouth and teeth, then sit down with you to discuss your overall goals for replacing or repairing any damaged or missing teeth. In order to decide which method is best for you, he will take into account the location of the teeth that need replacement, the number of missing or damaged teeth, and your budget.

  • Dental crowns are used to cover damaged teeth and are mostly used when the other teeth are healthy.
  • Dental bridges are appropriate for filling in gaps caused by a missing teeth and consist of a crown on each side, with a false tooth in between.
  • Dental implants are a more permanent form of tooth replacement and involve replacing the tooth’s root with a titanium rod, to which crowns are usually attached. They can be used to simply replace one tooth or all of your teeth.
  • Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth need to be replaced, but unlike dental implants, dentures are removable, and as such, don’t look or feel quite as natural.
  • Partial dentures can be used when some teeth remain, as they are designed to be held in place by the remaining teeth. Again, they are used in the same way as implants and bridges, except that these other methods are permanent whereas the partial dentures can always be removed.

Prosthodontics Dentist Palm Beach Gardens

With so many different options for replacing or repairing your teeth, you need to choose a skilled, experienced prosthodontist to assist you. Don’t trust your smile with just anyone. So, before you run out and hire the first dentist you come across, schedule a consultation with Dr. Skopp and his professional dental team at 561-799-5000 and learn how we can help you.

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