With a passion for perfection and an eye for esthetics, Thomas Ding, DDS, MS has undergone the extensive and rigorous training necessary to become an exceptional and respected prosthodontist. This advanced level of dental training enables Dr. Ding to provide patients with the highest level of care from basic dental needs to complex dental implants and advanced restorative care.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Ding is able to perform dental implant treatments and other complicated restorative procedures including:
- Dental Implant-supported Restorations and Crowns
- Crowns and Bridges
- Implant-supported Denture Prosthesis
- Traditional Complete Dentures
- Removable Partial Dentures
- TMJ (Jaw Problems)
- Advanced Reconstructions
- Cosmetic Dentistry
WHAT IS A PROSTHODONTIST?
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Many prosthodontists, like Dr. Ding, offer a wide array of dental services as well for patients who feel more comfortable seeing a specialist. In other cases, a patient’s general or family dentist may refer patients to a prosthodontist for very complex or challenging issues.
In short, a prosthodontist builds smiles that instill confidence both visually and functionally. While cosmetic dentistry primarily seeks out to restore the esthetic appeal of a patient’s smile, a prosthodontist will take further steps to ensure proper functionality. The end result provides patients with as much confidence biting into an apple as smiling big in front of a camera.
A prosthodontist has extensive training and experience that provide a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacements. In a sense, a prosthodontist serves as the “architect” of a dental treatment plan, and will collaborate with general dentists, specialists and other health professionals to develop an optimum plan to your dental and oral health concerns.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Ding has become well known for his skill and expertise in performing dental implant procedures. He has also earned a reputation for achieving excellence in other procedures including crowns, fixed bridge work, implant-supported denture prosthesis, as well as many other routine dental procedures.
BENEFITS OF iTero® TECHNOLOGY
Roaring Fork Dental uses iTero technology, capturing whole-tooth images without data sampling for precise scans (unlike other scanners that fill in missing information using algorithms). Benefits of iTero technology include:
- Virtually eliminates the cost and hassle of traditional impressions
- Powder-free scanning
- Real-time, high-impact visualizations of your mouth so you can be better educated
“Dr. Ding and his staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Will highly recommend them for anyone who needs a dental implant or specialty work.”