There’s an artist behind every dazzling smile. But it’s not just your prosthodontist you need to thank, but the ceramist he chooses to work with, too. It’s the combined work of these two professionals that recreate what’s missing and restore your smile and your confidence!
Is your Smile Missing Something?
Let’s face it, a smile can melt your heart. It can wear you down so that an extra cookie after dinner can’t be denied. It can brighten your day and reveal tender thoughts without a
single word. So when your smile isn’t what it should be, you seek out the best to get it fixed.
Prosthodontics is an Expert Dental Cermaist
Your prosthodontist works that same way. And because of his specialized training, he’s not only looking to restore your smile, he’s making sure those pearly whites are functional and perfectly fitted to your mouth. He seeks out the best to get the job done right, a ceramist.
“I want my patients to experience this – friends or family say, ‘You look good! What have you done?’ Not, ‘What did you do to your teeth?!'” explained Dr. Todd Barksy, DDS, FACP. “That’s where my work with a master ceramist makes all the difference for my patients.”
Creating a Natural Looking Smile with Dental Ceramics
A dental ceramist is key to creating the most natural, most desirable results and makes each restoration by hand. These tiny replicas need to go the distance and not just in years of use. They need to fit, and bite and look good and appear natural. The work is extremely delicate and time-consuming. Pointillism, anyone? Like an apprentice artist, the ceramist starts as a dental laboratory technician and then specializes in porcelain restorations. Dr. Barksy uses only master ceramists, specialist who have distinguished themselves in the consistent quality of their work. They are the artists. The prosthodontist is the clinician; making the diagnoses and charting a treatment plan. He takes impressions and digital images the ceramist uses to craft replacement teeth. In the end, the patient gets a beautiful and functional mouth, not to mention a renewed chance to melt a few more hearts.