An extreme smile makeover can be a life-changing experience. But if you trust your smile to the wrong dentist, your results may leave much to be desired. Even a great-looking cosmetic solution can hide many functional flaws. Only a prosthodontist is truly qualified to enhance the look and function of your smile.
For years now, practitioners calling themselves “cosmetic dentists” have harmed the smiles of countless patients worldwide, providing aesthetic beauty without proper function. Don’t be fooled by the cosmetic dentistry smokescreen; many received their cosmetic dentistry “training” during only a few weekend workshops.
One of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA), prosthodontics involves the diagnosis and treatment of serious oral health problems, as well as the care of patients in need of restorative and reconstructive dentistry. This includes the creation and maintenance of tooth replacements, as well as the preservation of a healthy, beautiful smile.
Prosthodontists are dentists with an additional three years of training in a post-graduate education program for prosthodontics. Because of this additional training, prosthodontists have additional skills in all areas of cosmetic dentistry including dental implants, restorative procedures, and reconstructive care.
In addition to bringing smiles to scores of patients in the New Jersey and New York area, Dr. Cortese is also schooled in the discipline of facial reconstruction, making him more qualified to handle virtually any procedure related to the look and function of your teeth or surrounding structures.
Simply put, you will be hard-pressed to find a more qualified or experienced dentist for your smile makeover and other dental needs than Dr. Cortese. His training as a maxillofacial prosthodontist means that he is accomplished in both cosmetic dentistry and full facial reconstruction with a superior regimen of seamlessly coordinated care.