Do I Need a Referral to See a Prosthodontist?Most people think that when they go to a specialist’s office, they need to have a referral. Not necessarily so. Specialists like orthodontists, pediatric dentists, oral surgeons, and prosthodontists usually see a large number of patients who call their office directly, bypassing the referral process with their general dentist. A number of our patients call us themselves or are referred by other specialists in the area.
When Should I Choose a Prosthodontist?Prosthodontists have 3 additional years of formal training in restorative and esthetic techniques. If you require more extensive treatments or are specifically concerned with the way a tooth looks or feels, seeing a prosthodontist is a smart choice to make. Some of the procedures that our Spokane specialty office provides include:
- Dental implant treatments (including All-on-4 dentures)
- Zirconia and E-max crowns
- Smile makeovers with porcelain veneers
- Inlays, onlays, and bridges