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can i get fillings or dentures from any dental office?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Many: Any general dentist can do fillings. Most will also fabricate dentures. Certain dental specialists such as oral surgeons, endodontists, periodontists, and orthodontist s do not place fillings or make dentures. Prosthodontists have advanced training for restorations such as dentures.
Answered on Mar 8, 2013
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Usually: If you are looking for the best denture treatment, see a prosthodontist. They are specialists in this type of treatment.
Answered on Mar 8, 2013
Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: All dentists are trained to provide fillings, while prosthodontists are specialists in dentures.
Answered on Mar 8, 2013
Dr. Richard Reinitz
38 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes and no: Depends on the dentist. Most general dentists do most procedures but some dentists do not do certain procedures, you need to ask the dentist.
Answered on Nov 16, 2013
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Every dentist: In order to be licensed by the state board upon graduation, has to demonstrate proficiency in most phases of general dentistry. There are some exclusions, orthodontics, implantology, advanced oral surgical or periodontal surgical procedures, ... . With that said, any dentist can opt not to perform certain procedures in their private practices. Best to check with the office of the dentist you ch.
Answered on Nov 17, 2013

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