Why choose a
What is prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is a dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. It pertains to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues.
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. They specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.
Choose a prosthodontist because of their advanced education and training, efficiency, and expertise with advanced technology. Prosthodontists are extensively trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics.
Rigorous training and experience give prosthodontists a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth.
How is a prosthodontist different from other dentists and dental specialists?
The term “prostho” means replacement and “dontist” means dealing with teeth. Essentially, prosthodontists are THE recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth. This can range from a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth and gums in the mouth. While many other dentists can do some of these treatments, prosthodontists are the specialists dedicated to this type of care.Prosthodontists have advanced training in restoring and replacing teeth. Prosthodontists are considered the leaders of the dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions for your dental needs.
MEET OUR Prosthodontist
Dr. Jabran Alemi, DDS
A native of San Diego, California, Dr. Alemi attended San Diego State University for his undergraduate studies prior to accepting early admission into UCSF School of Dentistry. After practicing as a general dentist for 3 years, Dr Alemi pursued advanced studies and training by completing a 3 year residency in Prosthodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and John D. Dingell VAMC.
Dr. Alemi provides advanced dental services including implant, cosmetic, full mouth reconstructions and smile makeovers. He holds professional affiliations with the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and Academy of Osseointegration (AO). Outside of the dental office, he enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and above all, spending time with his family.