Dr. Baskai is a certified prosthodontists, which is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA). Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, restoration, and replacement of missing teeth and are the recognized specialists in implant, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry.
Our team is hand picked and trained specifically to work in the specialty prosthodontic field. All team members are passionate and committed to ensuring the best possible treatment for patients and participate in continuing education on a regular basis to keep up to date on current technology.
Extensive training and experience give prosthodontists a unique understanding of restoring the dynamics of a smile, a healthy mouth, and a functional jaw. Becoming a prosthodontist requires an additional three years of specialty training at an accredited University after becoming a general dentist. Prosthodontists are experts at not only restoring teeth and smile esthetics, but also at treating complex needs such as cleft lip and palate, oral cancer reconstruction, TMD, or other jaw problems.
You may need the care of a prosthodontist if:
- You are missing one more teeth
- You are interested in dental implants
- You want to improve the esthetics of your smile
- You wear dentures or removable partial dentures
- You have had trauma or surgery of the head and neck region
Our Commitment to Oral Health
We believe oral health is an integral part of overall health and is critical to maintain a good quality of life.
Advanced deterioration of a patient's teeth usually creates issues besides loss of tooth or tooth structure, which can be addressed by a prosthodontist.
Oral health is not only important to your appearance and sense of well-being, but also to your overall health. Cavities and gum disease may contribute to many serious conditions, such as diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even pre-term delivery.
Severe tooth wear or tooth loss can lead to physiological health problems such as an inability to chew or speak properly and psychological health problems such as the stigma associated with poor dental appearance. The loss of a tooth or part of a tooth is a loss of an integral part of your body, and can result in an imbalance that may affect other areas such as your joints and muscles.
Oral health is important in all stages of life and should be maintained to ensure good quality of life.
Practice of Evidence-Based Dentistry
Evidence based dentistry is an approach to oral healthcare that requires the integration of:
- Best clinically relevant scientific evidence
- Dentist’s clinical expertise
- Patients’ treatment needs and preferences
The goal of evidence-based dentistry is the assurance, through reference to high-quality evidence, that care provided is optimal for the patient and that treatment options are presented in a manner that allows for fully informed consent.
We at Baskai Prosthodontics firmly believe that the correct integration of these three concepts can provide an ideal, individualized treatment plan for each patient.