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Santa Ana Prosthodontics (Prosthetic Dentistry)


Prosthodontics also known as Prosthetic Dentistry is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association which pertains to the replacement of missing teeth, missing tooth structure as well as tooth restoration.

"What is a prosthodontist?"...

Prosthodontists attend an additional three years of advanced dentistry training after four years of dental school which is why Santa Ana Prosthodontist's Dr. Kent Ochiai and Dr. Alex Gavrila are able to provide dental treatment for both simple and complex cases. These three additional years of schooling provides dentist’s with advanced training needed to diagnose, treat and manage the dynamics and relationship of a healthy smile and the function of your teeth. Patients who visit a prosthodontist can rest assured that their dentist has extensive experience in treating complex cases where multiple dental specialists are needed and are considered the “problem solvers” of restorative dentistry.

Dental patients with missing teeth caused by traumatic accidents, the process of aging or birth abnormalities can restore their smile with the help of a prosthodontist and prosthodontic treatment. Whether you have lost one tooth, several teeth or all of your teeth we can help improve your appearance and restore self confidence.

Common prosthodontic treatment includes Crowns, Bridges, Full Dentures and Partial Dentures as well as a more permanent solution using Dental Implants. Prosthodontists are commonly referred to as an “implant dentist” specializing in the placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth. Implant dentistry is a more modern dental procedure that has improved greatly over the last ten years thanks to the pioneering techniques of Prosthodontists like Dr. Kent Ochiai and Dr. Alex Gavrila.

As an advanced dental specialist Dr. Ochiai and Dr. Gavrila have developed exceptional laboratory skills and knowledge of the materials used in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. If you happen to be missing one tooth or many you can rest assured our New York dental practice will work with you through every step of your prosthetic treatment, from an initial consultation through follow-up care.