Prothodontist

How To Choose A Prosthodontist

Apr 30 • 2 minute read

Choosing a dental professional usually starts with online research or word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and family. It’s never particularly easy, either, to find the best dental specialist to perform specific procedures. Whether you’re planning to get crowns, veneers or dental implants, you’ll have to find a good prosthodontist in your area.

But why do you need to find a prosthodontist? And how do you go about finding the best prosthodontist for the job? Here are some tips from top Scottsdale prosthodontist, Dr. Michael Bleeker.

Why Schedule A Visit With a Prosthodontist?

Your regular dentist might be able to perform procedures a prosthodontist can, and sometimes at a lower cost. But prosthodontists have very specialized training in their field. While there are many talented regular dentists who may excel at performing prosthodontic procedures – like the placement of dental implants, crowns, veneers and fitting dentures – regular dentists don’t complete specialized training in performing these. Scottsdale prosthodontist Dr. Bleeker is highly trained to address a wide scope of dental issues.

Know What You Need 

It’s not uncommon for dentists to be better in certain areas than others. The best way to know where a prosthodontist’s strengths and weaknesses are is to ask directly about the work they do the most often. Also, where do they consider themselves more skilled? However, if you visit a prosthodontist to do work that aligns with their specialty, you’ll already know what areas your dental specialist is more skilled in.

Prosthodontists specialize in dental work with dental prosthetics, meaning your prosthodontist can help you with anything from implants and crowns to veneers and dentures. When choosing a dentist to perform prosthodontic work, it’s important that you choose wisely. Your teeth are vital to your health and quality of life, and unfortunately chasing a bargain on dental work can have terrible consequences. The health of your teeth is priceless, so it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry. That’s why Dr. Bleeker is a highly sought-after and skilled prosthodontist who takes care of many patients’ smiles each day.

Read The Reviews

Most dentists will have reviews available online. Skim through all the reviews you can find and make a choice based on your overall feel for the professional. Remember, no matter how excellent a prosthodontist is, you may find one or two bad reviews. Pay attention to see whether or not you think the reviewer complaining seems reasonable with the issues they mentioned. And, of course, look at the overall picture the reviews paint. There are two sides to a story, so one or two negative reviews doesn’t mean the prosthodontist is bad, especially if the reviews address different problems.

Schedule A Consultation

Because there’s only so much you can learn from reading online reviews, it’s important to schedule a consultation with Scottsdale prosthodontist Dr. Bleeker today to have your dental needs addressed. This helps make the process of finding a prosthodontist easier by offering you a chance to get to know your dental professional before committing to have dental work performed.


Contact Dr. Bleeker today to schedule a consultation and get on track to a healthy, beautiful smile.


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