Frequently Asked Questions

When you visit Oro-Facial Center, your smile and restoration care is our top priority. We are dedicated to providing you with the personalized and respectful care that you deserve.

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their complex dental care, including restorative full mouth rehabilitations and facial prostheses. 

If you would like to contact us regarding any question, please call us at 770-934-2339 or use on convenient Online Form. We look forward to hearing from you.

What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists, dentists practicing prosthodontic dentistry, are masters of complete oral rehabilitation. A prosthodontist is dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration and replacement of teeth.

What are Prosthodontist Trained to Treat?

Prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating many diverse and complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics. These include: crowns, bridges, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structure and/or teeth, snoring or sleep disorders and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.

What type of Education is Required for a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists are dental specialists in the restoration and replacement of teeth who have completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontics graduate program.

What is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist?

Maxillofacial prosthodontics is an area of medical practice dedicated to the fabrication of medical devices to replace missing or damaged areas of the head and neck. This includes prosthetic eyes, ears, noses, tongues, and other devices.

What is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist Trained to Treat?

Maxillofacial prosthodontics is the reconstruction of oral or facial structures lost during surgery, from trauma, or are congenitally missing. This can result in cosmetic deficiencies and has negative effects on speaking, swallowing, and eating.

Patients that seek prosthetic care have often experienced a traumatic accident, have had surgical removal of diseased tissues, have a neuromuscular disorder from ALS or a stroke. Children that are born without full development of ears, teeth, or palate will likely gain the most benefit from working with a maxillofacial prosthodontist.

What type of Education is Required for a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist?

Maxillofacial prosthodontists have completed dental school, three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontics graduate program, and an additional year or more of education in maxillofacial prosthetics.

“A person’s smile is their gateway into society.

After having a Medial Maxillectomy to remove a cancerous tumor from my sinus cavity which resulted in the removal of my upper palate and half of my upper row of teeth I no longer had a smile. While I am joyful and very much grateful to be alive and cancer free today, I had lost my smile. I lost the ability to simply connect with others through a smile. Also as a result of the surgery I couldn’t eat, swallow, or speak clearly enough for others to understand what I was saying. Dr. Davis and his staff have given me back my smile, the ability to speak, eat and drink just as any normal, presurgery individual would. The obturator that Dr. Davis crafted for me fits excellently, looks better than my original teeth and works well enough that most people that I meet have no idea that I ever even had facial surgery.

I am thankful for Dr. Davis and his whole team at the Oro-Facial Center for their high skill level and expertise and their compassionate caring service.

Erik Carter, Maxillary Obturator

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