Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
Prosthetic dentists are highly-trained dental professionals who specialize in the cosmetic restoration and replacement of teeth—but unless one has had work done by a prosthodontist they may be unfamiliar with what these dental specialists offer.
Dr. Anthony Montellaof Advanced Prosthodontic Specialists is pleased to educate the public on the importance of oral health and how prosthodontists can improve smiles during National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, April 7-13.
Now in its fourth year the weeklong celebration seeks to raise public awareness about the critical importance of a healthy mouth.
Some 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. As such, increased awareness about proper oral health is critical. From proper denture care techniques to the importance of an annual oral cancer screening, National Prosthodontics Awareness Week focuses on providing information to patients about the causes of tooth loss.
Prosthodontists are recognized by the American Dental Association as dental specialists with two to three years of additional training after dental school in the prevention and treatment of tooth loss.
Proficient in comprehensive oral health diagnosis, treatment planning and oral reconstruction, prosthodontists have the skills and training to restore optimal appearance and function to your smile in the toughest of situations.
Tooth loss occurs as a result of decay, gum disease, traumatic injury, cancer or wear and losing teeth places stress on the mouth's structures and shape causing the bone to shrink and possibly change a person's facial appearance.
Many adults who do not replace missing teeth suffer poor self-esteem, premature aging, poor diet, loss of function and social embarrassment. By utilizing dental implants, fixed bridgework, removable partial dentures and complete dentures a prosthodontists' expertise can change a smile and a life.
Prosthodontists also maintain a strong commitment to the dental health care needs of older patients, individuals with congenital anomalies, and those who have been affected by oral cancer.
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Dr. Anthony Montella
Phone: (805) 494-3377
About Advanced Prosthodontic Specialists:
At Advanced Prosthodontic Specialists in Westlake Village, Dr. Anthony Montella and his team are committed to excellence in restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry by providing the most advanced means of correcting and enhancing each individual’s smile.
Our office was designed to make your treatment with us a comfortable experience while we restore your function and your smile.
As a member of several respected professional associations, and one of the very few ADA recognized prosthodontics in Southern California, Dr. Montella has completed advanced training in prosthodontics and has had extensive experience to provide the highest quality dental care, for beautiful, healthy smiles.