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Why Visit a Prosthodontist for Dental Care?


If you’ve made it this far in your search, you’re probably in need of high-quality dental care. However, with over 25,000 general dentists in California, finding a specialist who will give you the attention you deserve can be difficult.

Fortunately, certain dentists go beyond general dentist status and hone their skills with an additional three years of advanced training and education. Prosthodontists, like Dr. Alfano, are committed to providing superior dental care with effective results. Explore this page to discover why you will benefit from visiting Dr. Alfano—your Newport Beach prosthodontist.

What’s Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specializations recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). This area of dentistry focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and maintenance of your mouth—how it functions, feels, and looks. Prosthodontics also deals with patients who have missing or deficient teeth as well as other soft or hard tissues of the mouth.

What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who takes three years of approved continuing education courses about prosthodontics after dental school. Dr. Alfano and other dentists with the same accreditations specialize in treating dental and facial issues, such as replacing missing teeth and fixing jaw structures. Prosthodontists are experts in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, including dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and more.

Beyond their additional training, prosthodontists differ from other dentists because they are the gold standard when you need anything replaced. The term “prostho” means replacement and “dontist” means to deal with teeth. So, if you’re looking for a single tooth, multi-tooth, or an entire arch restoration, a prosthodontist is the specialist for the job.

Why Seek a Prosthodontist?  

There are many reasons why our patients come from miles away to have their teeth restored by Dr. Alfano. Besides his formal training and expertise, patients come to us because he offers solutions for any damaged or decayed teeth with results that people get excited to show off.

You might need the assistance of a prosthodontist if you:

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Alfano

If you’re interested in dental care that will encourage you to love your smile again, then look no further than our Newport Beach prosthodontist, Dr. Alfano. He’ll ensure you get the treatment and compassionate care that you deserve. Contact our office at 949-673-7820 to schedule your consultation and start your journey toward a smile you can feel proud of.

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