What is a ‘prosthodontist’ anyway?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who, after completing dental school, also becomes a specialist in the field of restoration of the jaw and mouth — after completing an additional three years of advanced training through an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program.

(‘Prostho’ means ‘replacement’ and ‘dontist’ means ‘pertaining to or dealing with teeth.’)

Prosthodontists are recognized as the leaders of the dental treatment team when teeth or jaw tissue needs to be replaced, because these dental specialists have advanced training specifically focused in restoration practices of the mouth/face.

The specialized training of Prosthodontists gives them expertise in procedures which can range from replacing a single tooth, replacing multiple teeth, or replacing all of teeth and gums in the mouth.

Addressing these issues may involve:

  • Complex dental implants
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures

The staff at Distinctive Dentistry utilizes specialized skills with an emphasis on providing an outcome with the highest possible comfort and optimal appearance for each individual patient. The staff is extensively trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring ideal function and facial esthetics. We accomplish this effectively through the expertise we have acquired in advanced technology and training in the field of Prosthodontics.

Dr Keith Phillips has been practicing prosthodontics for years. He was named by his peers as a “Top Prosthodontist” in the Seattle Met magazine, 2011 – 2016, and he has trained many other dentists in the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues. Call us today and get your treatment plant underway! (253) 922-6822.

Dr. Phillips training includes, but is not limited to:

Board Certified, American Board of Prosthodontists — Complete in 2002
Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists — Complete in 2006
Diplomate, American College of Prosthodontists — Complete in 2006

Part 1: What Are Dentures and what Types of Dentures are available? Click Here
Part 2: What are the Pros and Cons of Getting Dentures? Click Here