Frequently Asked Questions

What is a prosthodontist?

After completing four years of dental school, Prosthodontists receive an extra three years of specialized training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate program. Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth - they make smiles look beautiful and function the way they should.

Why would I choose a prosthodontist?

Rigorous training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth. Prosthodontist are the recommended specialists to choose for any cosmetic dental consultation or for concerns with your TMD, TMJ or other jaw joint problems.

Can I visit this office for regular procedures?

Yes. If you are an established patient you are very welcome to schedule your regular cleaning and annual checkups with us.

Who will do my implants? (Or why do I get refereed to other doctors for implants?)

There are four different types of dentists that do dental implants. Oral Surgeons, Prosthodontist, Periodontists, and specially trained general dentists. Dr. Rojas is a prosthodontist trained in surgical placement of implants. This rigorous training and experience provide Dr. Rojas a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, ensuring the success of any dental work.

What does “painless dentistry” mean?

Is a way of practicing dentistry that highly considers the common anxiety and phobia of many patients. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It's sometimes referred to as "sleep dentistry," although that's not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia.

Can I get sedation even for a dental cleaning?

Yes. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple tooth cleaning. How it's used depends on the severity of the fear.

If I choose to get any cosmetic work done, will my smile look fake?

A successful job is the result of great teamwork between a dentist and his lab technician. The dentist must design the case for long term success and the ceramist must create custom works of art to give a beautiful and natural look. There are many steps and time involved. Experience and training are key. You may prefer a natural smile versus a Hollywood white smile. It’s your choice, we will adjust to your taste.