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What is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. The scope of the specialty is broad and includes dental implants, esthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, temporomandibular disorders (TMD or TMJ), occlusion (bite), and comprehensive multi-specialty planning. 

Prosthodontic treatment is often comprehensive in nature, taking into consideration the condition of the entire mouth rather than focusing on one or several teeth. However, limited care that includes only one tooth or one area of the mouth also falls within the specialty.

Prosthodontic treatment usually involves replacement of missing teeth or repair of decayed or broken teeth. The patient’s general dentist or other specialists are often involved in the treatment.

Sandhills Dental Rehabilitation Center

We recognize that every dental situation is different.

We seek to provide our patients with solutions unique to their specific circumstances and strive to deliver the highest level of specialty care available. Dr. John Oettinger, Dr. William Sulik, and Dr. Ryan Cook welcome the opportunity to serve you. Please explore our site to learn more about the benefits of prosthodontics.

What we offer


Dental implants allow for replacement teeth to be mounted onto metal posts or frames that are positioned into the jawbone. These implants provide support for artificial teeth including, dentures, bridges, and crowns.


This 3D technology provides extremely accurate imaging of the jaws and teeth at a fraction of the radiation dose used for medical CT scanning, as well as a fraction of the cost.


Permanent dental prostheses include bridges, inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers. Fixed prostheses are used to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth, improving their strength and appearance.


TMD, or Temporomandibular Disorders, are issues that can affect your jaw joint, also known as TMJ, as well as impact the muscles in your face that help you chew. There are various types of TMD that can cause pain, headaches, and more severe issues.


Occlusion is how the teeth of the lower jaw fit together with the corresponding teeth of the upper jaw when the jaws are closed. If the alignment of your bite is off, problems with the facial muscles, jaw joints, or teeth can occur.


Removable prosthesis includes the replacement of missing teeth with a removable prosthesis. Removable prosthesis, which can be a removable partial denture or complete denture to replace some or all of your teeth..


We all want a beautiful, bright, white smile. At Sandhills Dental Rehabilitation Center, we will address your smile, take steps to enhance it, and develop a plan to make a positive change to your teeth and overall smile that will give you the confidence boost you've always wanted.


At most dental offices, the blueprints or impressions taken for your restorations are sent to a laboratory outside the office to be crafted. But at Sandhills Dental Rehabilitation Center, we have an in-office laboratory allowing us to create most types of removable prosthodontics in our office.

We Can Help

If you have missing teeth or other significant dental problems, we can help. Our doctors are equipped with specialized training, expertise, and experience that allow them to provide the best solutions and treatments for your dental problems. Schedule a consultation with our office by calling (910)-692-4051, and we’ll provide you with solutions to your dental problems.

We’d like to invite you to learn more about prosthodontics by clicking here or by clicking the ACP Logo below– here, you will find additional information about the specialty of Prosthodontics.

Only about 2% of all dentists in the United States are prosthodontists. They specialize in treating jaw disorders and restoring patients’ oral health by replacing missing, damaged, or decayed teeth.