Prosthodontist near Larchmont Village & Hancock Park
If you are seeking cosmetic or reconstructive dental work, it’s important that you do research before deciding on a doctor who provides quality care. Have you considered using a prosthodontist? Prosthodontists are experts when it comes to the restoration and replacement of teeth, and they work with complex cases that many other dentists don’t have the skills or training to handle effectively. Some of the services they’re qualified to offer state-of-the-art procedures and techniques for include:
- Fixed Prosthodontics
- Removable Complete and Partial Dentures
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Special Needs for Geriatric Patients
- Sleep Disorders
Children Born with Missing Teeth
Oral Cancer Reconstruction
- Dental Implants
- Complex Care Management (involving multiple specialists)
Dental damage happens to nearly all of us at some point or another. What’s most important during this trying time is that you receive the skilled, personalized care you need as soon as possible so that problems don’t become worse. At Geller Dentistry in Los Angeles, our patients come first, and we do our best to provide them with the care that’s always appreciative, nonjudgmental, and filled with trust. As a prosthodontist and general dentist in the same office, Dr. Benjamin Geller and Dr. Gloria Garcia-Geller are able to offer a wide variety of comprehensive services. Plus, our on-site lab makes the creation of your new restorations faster and more convenient than ever!
Here in Los Angeles, Dr. Benjamin Geller is a Board Certified Prosthodontist, and he works with the best specialists in the area to ensure that his patients receive care that’s truly exceptional. Our team looks forward to meeting you!
Are you missing one or more teeth? As long as there are healthy teeth located on either side of the gap, a fixed bridge can be used to replace them. Prosthodontist Dr. Geller and his onsite laboratory create bridges by skillfully fusing high-quality, tooth-colored crowns together to fit your unique needs. Then, additional crowns are created as well, which fit over adjacent teeth and serve as anchors, securely holding the new bridge in place. Bridges may be the ideal reconstructive solution for patients who dislike the removable nature of dentures and are searching for something sturdier.
Removable Complete and Partial Dentures
Dentures have been the go-to method for replacing missing teeth for hundreds of years. While other solutions have appeared over time, many patients still appreciate their convenience, affordability, and easy removability. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Geller can create removable dentures that are painstakingly personalized and exceptional in comfort and quality. Our complete dentures are designed to replace the entire bottom or top arch of teeth. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are created like a puzzle-piece to fit your smile’s unique needs, allowing you to maintain your healthy, natural teeth.
An aesthetically pleasing smile can help patients in numerous ways, such as improving their self-esteem, encouraging them to be more enthusiastic, and helping them make better impressions when first meeting someone. If you’re struggling with cosmetic flaws, you may want to consult a prosthodontist like Dr. Geller. We’re uniquely qualified to handle the repair of broken, discolored, or misshapen teeth with advanced methods that benefit both your health and your confidence. Visit our cosmetic dentistry page to learn more.
Special Needs for Geriatric Patients
Replacing one or more lost teeth can be complicated, and this process becomes even more delicate when dealing with a patient of advanced age who has higher degrees of complicated dental, medical, and behavioral factors. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Geller has the specialty skills and training to be able to better manage these cases and more accurately plan out restorative and prosthodontic treatment cases. Together, let’s face the challenges ahead as we work towards quality results.
TMD/TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) Therapy
The temporomandibular joint is a complex structure that facilitates the various movements of the jaw, and if even a slight misalignment occurs, it can lead to severe dysfunction and chronic pain. A prosthodontist like Dr. Geller is best suited to effectively treat this issue due to his in-depth training and education. He can confirm what aspect of the jaw’s structure is the most problematic and recommend personalized treatment solutions such as splints or physical therapy, as well as seamlessly repair any structure you may have lost to teeth grinding.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
If you’re a chronic snorer, it’s possible that you may be suffering a much more serious condition known as sleep apnea. Patients with sleep apnea experience a partially or fully blocked airway while resting, which can lead to countless disruptions throughout the night and near-debilitating symptoms like severe morning headaches, tinnitus, and daytime exhaustion. Not many dentists understand the conditions that cause sleep apnea, which is why it’s important to trust your treatment in the hands of a prosthodontist. Once the severity of your sleep apnea has been determined by a sleep specialist, Dr. Geller can create a customized oral appliance that will hold your tongue and mandible in a slightly altered position, allowing you to breathe easy at last.
Children Born with Missing Teeth (Congenitally Missing Teeth)
There are rare cases in the world of people who simply never develop teeth at all. This can occur both partially (with only some teeth missing) and fully, and there still isn’t a concrete reason doctors can point to in some instances for why it occurs. However, there are conditions that can result in missing teeth, which include:
- Viral infection and/or high fever as an infant
- Metabolic disorder
- Taking medication at a very young age
- Genetic Defects
Once a child has been diagnosed with congenitally missing teeth, it's important that they receive the proper techniques and materials that can ensure predictable, long-term results for their replacement. A prosthodontist like Dr. Geller can work closely with parents to determine the proper reconstructive solution for their child's unique case and then create the quality prosthetic they need to live the normal life they deserve.
Oral Cancer Reconstruction
Rehabilitation is an essential phase of treating cancer, and one that needs to be considered from the point of diagnosis when creating a comprehensive treatment plan. It is crucial that a prosthodontist such as Dr. Geller perform an evaluation of the patient and have a consultation with them before surgery occurs. This allows them to address any concerns that may impact the planning of the surgery and also begin work on a prosthetic (obturator) that will close defects while also restoring appearance and function.
Contact Us to Learn More
Contact Geller Dentistry if you have any questions about our prosthodontic services, or if you're ready to schedule an appointment. Our practice is located right in the heart of Los Angeles' historic Larchmont Village & Hancock Park. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards in all the work we do, and second opinions are free.