Q: What is a Prosthodontist?
A: A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth, to restore beauty and function to your smile. Prosthodontists receive two to three years of specialized training after dental school.

Q: Is a Prosthodontist different from a “cosmetic dentist”?
A: The American Dental Association recognizes nine specialties, and the ADA does not include “cosmetic dentistry” as a specialty. Prosthodontists receive extensive training and experience in dental esthetics and cosmetics during their graduate programs, which last three years. Many cosmetic dentists receive training during courses or seminars, but these are usually weekend courses or week long courses.

Q: Will my dental insurance cover my visit?
A: That depends on what procedure you are having and why. If you are having teeth restored or replaced, the answer is generally yes, with the special provisions of your particular insurance plan. If the procedure is strictly cosmetic, such as teeth whitening, your insurance will probably not cover it. Please call our office with your specific insurance questions.

Q: What dental procedures does a Prosthodontist perform?
A: Prosthodontists are the experts in dental restoration and have mastered many procedures including: crowns, caps, bridges, veneers, removable partial dentures, dentures and dental implants. Dr. Desai also offers cosmetic dentistry.

Please contact our office at 410-997-7412 to discuss your Dental / Prosthodontics needs!