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Dr. Arman Torbati DDS.

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➤ Associate Professor at USC
➤ Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
➤ Prosthodontist, Cosmetic & Implant Dentist

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How a Prosthodontist can fix a crooked tooth


The Education of a Prosthodontist

Prosthodontics is an important branch of dentistry. The focus is placed on designing, developing and fitting replacements for your teeth. Using prosthodontics, Arman Torbati of West Los Angeles will diagnose your oral health and plan your treatment, Your dental health, appearance and function will be restored. A prosthodontist is essentially an exceptionally well trained cosmetic dentist.

You can receive expert treatment for missing or deficient teeth. Your prosthodontist is much more than a typical dentist. A prosthodontist continues training after completing dental school. Advanced training for another three years is required at an ADA accredited graduate program. This is when your prosthodontist was trained for the treatment of complex facial and dental issues.

Your prosthodontist is trained in jaw structures, defective and missing teeth, bridges, dental implants, crowns, cosmetic dentistry and temporomandibular disorders. Although you can receive certain treatments from a dentist, Arman Torbati of West Los Angeles has the experience and advanced training necessary for any complex procedure. A prosthodontist is considered an expert in their field.

For this reason, a prosthodontist often leads teams of general dentists and specialists for the creation of personalized solutions for patients. Your prosthodontist went to dental school for four years, completed another four years of college, then two to three years of specialty training.

Your prosthodontist received accreditation from the American Dental Association. A prosthodontist is different from an orthodontist. An orthodontist has been trained to straighten crooked or shifted teeth. A prosthodontist can also enhance your smile with cosmetic contouring, veneers and porcelain crowns whenever necessary. Arman Torbati of West Los Angeles can determine the best procedure for correcting your teeth.

How a Prosthodontist Can Fix a Crooked Tooth

You may or may not realize how much cosmetic dentistry has improved during the last few years. The accessibility, quality and cost are much better than in the past. If you have crooked teeth, there are numerous cosmetic treatments available. You can have the stability, function and appearance of any crooked teeth substantially improved. You do not necessarily need metal braces to improve your teeth.

You may discover there is a very simple solution for your issue. Yes, you can have your teeth straightened with metal braces. If you are like most adults, you want something a lot less visible. There are many different cosmetic treatments available capable of restoring and enhancing your smile. Some of the most popular treatments are described below.


If you have small gaps or your teeth have a minor misalignment, porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution. A veneer is an extremely thin porcelain shell created to fit directly onto your tooth. Your porcelain veneer is shaped to accentuate your smile. Since a veneer is constructed of porcelain, they offer you resistance to stains. Your veneer can remain secure for more than 20 years.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are customized to fit your mouth. You will wear them all the time, except when you are cleaning your teeth or eating. You will not notice the aligners after a short period of time. The best part is others will not know you are wearing them. The length of time you need to wear aligners is dependent on if you need a bite adjustment and the severity of your crooked teeth.

Invisible Braces

Even though your teeth are set by the time you become an adult, invisible braces may still be beneficial. Invisible braces can correct your crowded or crooked teeth just like traditional metal braces. You will need to wear them for six months to two years.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a painless procedure enabling you to correct crooked or uneven teeth. An application of cosmetic resin is placed on the front of your affected tooth. You may have heard this procedure referred to as cosmetic bonding. This may be the ideal solution for your discolored teeth, for reshaping them or for closing the gaps between your teeth.

The procedure is minimally invasive. You can have cosmetic bonding performed in just one visit. The result is a beautiful and natural-looking smile.

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