A Prosthodontist’s Role in Cosmetic Dentistry

Many people are today aware of cosmetic dentistry and common cosmetic dentistry procedures in Kelowna. They likely know someone who has benefited from cosmetic dentistry treatment. Few, however, are aware of a prosthodontist's role in cosmetic dentistry, or even of what it is that prosthodontists such as Kelowna's Dr. Shupe do for dental patients.

Prosthodontics is one of the nine branches of dental specialties which the Canadian Dental Associated recognizes, and which is reviewed and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. Prosthodontists are specialized in a diagnosing problem with the oral function, restoring oral function with the proper solutions, and maintaining those solutions in order to maintain proper oral function.


Prosthodontists restore oral function by either restoring natural teeth or by creating dental prosthetics to replace missing teeth. Tooth deterioration or tooth loss can be caused by a variety of different conditions, including, but not limited to cavities, gum disease, physical trauma, oral cancer, and teeth grinding.

All of these conditions can result not only in cosmetic issues, but in pain, discomfort, trouble speaking and chewing, and many other oral health problems. The modern diet, which tends to be high in sugar, unfortunately, contributes to high rates of tooth loss and tooth deterioration, making prosthodontists an integral part of modern dental care and cosmetic dentistry in Kelowna.

Prosthodontists are specialized in providing treatments such as dentures, bridges, dental implants, fillings, veneers, and dental bonding. While general dentists can have experience with these treatments, prosthodontists are unique in that they receive additional years of education in the area of tooth restoration and tooth prosthetics.

Prosthodontists are invaluable on any dental team working to treat dental conditions and restore a patient's smile. They can work together with other dental and medical specialists in order to provide the most comprehensive care for all patients and ensure that each patient is receiving the specialized care they deserve.

You want to have a prosthodontist on your side if you want to ensure that your bridges, dentures, implants, or other dental prosthetics are correctly manufactured, fitted, and maintained. The heightened and specialized level of care you can receive from a prosthodontist will ensure that your cosmetic treatment is able to give you the smile you've been dreaming about.

If you're looking for effective, lasting, and professionally done cosmetic dentistry work in order to improve the look and health of your smile, then the Kelowna cosmetic dentistry office of Dr. Shupe would like to welcome you.

Dr. Shupe is a Kelowna prosthodontist who is proud to provide cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening and dental prosthetics such as dentures and dental implants. Whether you need to replace damaged teeth or just come in for a quick and easy teeth whitening, we've got you covered. We can help answer any questions you may have about cosmetic dentistry and about a prosthodontist's role in cosmetic dentistry.

Schedule an appointment at Dr. Shupe's office today for a consultation about which cosmetic dentistry procedures may be right for you.

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