Prosthodontics

Millennium Park Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

David C. Shonberg, D.D.S., F.A.C.P. has been in the private practice of prosthodontics since 1993.  His expertise includes diagnosis and treatment planning of complex dental conditions, provision of fixed, removable, and implant restorations to replace missing teeth, porcelain veneers, composite resin bonding, and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.  

The mission of our practice is to improve the quality of life and oral health of our patients through accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment consistent with current professional knowledge, and to thereby have a positive impact on the oral health of the community. 

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, a great deal of everyday dentistry falls under the umbrella of Prosthodontics.

Prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry

Prosthodontic treatment frequently involves reconstruction or replacement of front teeth, and therefore often has very significant impact on aesthetics.  Prosthodontists are trained in solving aesthetic problems.  For the majority of patients, oral health, as well as “cosmetics,” is at stake. Making teeth look better should be carried out in the context of creating and preserving overall oral health, should emphasize conservation of tooth structure, and at the same time should improve dental structure and function. 

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.