What is a Prosthodontist?

A Specialist in Restoring Smiles to Full Health, Function and Beauty

Prosthodontists are architects of the mouth. Their expertise allows them to design the perfect treatment plan for each individual.

A prosthodontist is a recognized dental specialist who completes three years of postgraduate education in the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth—after earning a general dental degree. They can effectively diagnose and treat even the most complex cases. They are specialists in restoring your smile to full health, function and beauty.

Advanced Training in Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Prosthodontists receive advanced training above that of general dentists in the design, fabrication and placement of crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures and full-arch new teeth. This includes restorations (crowns, bridges or dentures) for dental implants. Their training includes both the functional and cosmetic aspects of restorations.

Prosthodontists are trained in establishing proper bite alignment. They are also specialists in rebuilding your smile after traumatic injuries or oral cancer. These combined skills give them special expertise in cosmetic smile makeovers and full-mouth rehabilitation.

Leading a team of specialists

The prosthodontist’s training makes him able to plan treatment for complex cases. When the work needed for a complex situation requires procedures from several specialties, the prosthodontist oversees and coordinates a team of dental specialists, who provide their part of the treatments for the patient’s overall program. Our doctor will work closely with experienced local specialists, as needed.

Accomplished and recognized prosthodontists

The doctors standing in front of their certs.

Dr. Rodriguez is board certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, a status achieved by only 30 percent of prosthodontists.

Dr. Rodriguez is board certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, a status awarded only after passing a rigorous exam in which he must demonstrate knowledge and skills beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty. Due to his special skills, other dentists regularly refer complex cases to our doctor.

Dr. Rodriguez has been recognized for his quality of work. He has been featured several times as part of a group of top-ranking dentists in D Magazine and Texas Monthly magazine.

Missing or Broken-Down Teeth?

Doctor showing patient model of teeth.

If you have missing or broken-down teeth, come see our doctors for a consultation.

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Rodriguez helps patients with even the most complex cases achieve fully functional and aesthetic smiles. They use advanced technology to make treatment precise, minimally invasive and comfortable.

Our doctor is very friendly and listens closely to your goals and concerns. He will explain procedures thoroughly and answer all your questions so you are well informed and can feel comfortable about your treatment.

To make an appointment, call 972‑934‑8255 or click here to request an appointment online.