Prosthodontics

Millennium Park Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

David C. Shonberg, D.D.S., F.A.C.P. is a board-certified prosthodontist, practicing dentistry since 1980.  His expertise includes diagnosis and treatment planning of complex dental conditions, provision of fixed, removable, and implant replacements for missing teeth, porcelain veneers,  and composite resin bonding.

The mission of our practice is to improve the oral health and quality of life of our patients through accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, consistent with current professional knowledge and practice.  

Millennium Park Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry can correct a wide range of tooth replacement and aesthetic issues:

  • Missing teeth
  • Teeth affected by periodontal disease
  • Teeth damaged by dental caries (decay)
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
  • Unsightly or failing dental work
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Misaligned or crowded teeth

What is a prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist with two to three years of formal advanced training following graduation from dental school, and who specializes in the aesthetic and functional restoration of damaged or missing teeth and their supporting structures.

Prosthodontists have acquired the additional training needed to diagnose and treat patients with complex treatment needs.  Complex treatment often requires the close cooperation and expertise of other dental specialists such as oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, and orthodontists.  In addition, some aspects of everyday dentistry fall under the umbrella of Prosthodontics.

Prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry

Prosthodontic treatment may involve reconstruction or replacement of front teeth, and in these cases has a significant impact on personal appearance.   The goal of “cosmetic dentistry” is to maintain and improve oral health at the same time appearance is improved.  Making teeth look better is done in the context of creating and preserving oral health. 

Disclaimer

Please do not construe the information on this website as medical advice.  It is not offered as medical advice, and not intended to be applied to individual situations outside of a relationship with a qualified dentist or prosthodontist.