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Frequently asked questions

Dr van der Meulen often encounters patients with questions regarding Prosthodontic services. Below are the most frequently asked questions:

Why do I need a Prosthodontist?

According to the Academy of Prosthodontics (South Africa), “only prosthodontists receive training at accredited institutions to restore problems that involve more than three problematic teeth”.  In some instances even the restoration of a single tooth can be very complicated.  You should discuss this with your dentist so that you understand the complexity of your problem and then be referred to a specialist Prosthodontist if it is agreed upon.

Is a Prosthodontist different from a “Cosmetic Dentist”?

According to the Academy of Prosthodontics (South Africa), ”Prosthodontics is one of the six recognised and accredited dental specialties. Cosmetic dentistry is NOT recognised as a dental specialty. Prosthodontists receive extensive training and experience in dental aesthetics and cosmetics during their full-time post graduate programs”.



If you have any other questions regarding Dental Diagnosis, Smile Analysis, Smile Design, Optimizing Facial Esthetics, Porcelain Veneers, Porcelain Overlays/Inlays, Porcelain Crowns & Bridges, Porcelain over metal bridges & crowns, Implants, Dentures, Ozone Therapy,Sirolase Dental Soft Tissue Laser, CAD/CAM Technology, Guided Surgery & Prosthodontics, please contact us on +27 11 463 1151 or alternatively, book an appointment.

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