Today, the public is bombarded with television and radio ads expounding the virtues of cosmetic dentistry and the "specialists" who provide it. It leads to the question, "What's the difference between a prosthodontist and a cosmetic dentist?"
A prosthodontist is someone who has completed four years of dental school and taken an additional two to three years of advanced training that focuses on crowns, bridges, partials, dentures, and dental implants. While cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized dental specialty, there are many highly skilled dentists that perform cosmetic procedures to create wonderful results. A prosthodontist, such as Dr. Franzen, can provide these same results with the benefits of years of additional study and training.
As your Milwaukee prosthodontist, Dr. Franzen ensures that our restorative procedures always meet the requirements of form and function. When the restorations are in harmony with the remaining teeth, they provide the cosmetic and esthetic results every patient deserves. To enhance the appearance of your smile, Dr. Franzen may recommend porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, porcelain crowns, or a cosmetic gum lift.
To come experience our friendly and state-of-the-art care, call Milwaukee Dental Implants and reserve your consultation with Dr. Barry R. Franzen. We welcome patients from Milwaukee, West Allis, Waukesha, and Southeast Wisconsin to come enjoy the benefits of Dr. Franzen’s specialized dental practice.
Are you ready to straighten your crooked, crowded, or oddly spaced teeth? With ClearCorrect aligners, you can achieve the perfectly straight smile you’ve always wanted without having to get bulky metal braces. This system instead uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners to gently shift the teeth in the most discreet and comfortable way possible. They are practically invisible on the teeth, and when it’s time to eat or brush, you can simply take them out!
Whether you simply want to touch-up your smile or completely make it over, porcelain veneers are one of the best ways to do it. These thin, teeth-shaped ceramic shells can eliminate numerous dental flaws with just one easy procedure. They only take two to three appointments to get, and in the end, they always deliver beautiful, natural-looking results.
Porcelain crowns allow us to not only restore a damaged tooth’s strength and function, but its appearance as well! Dental porcelain is extremely strong, durable, and it can be specially shaped and shaded to completely blend into a patient’s smile. With these crowns, only you and Dr. Franzen will know that you’ve had dental work!
This treatment offers a quick and easy way to get rid of small stains, chips, and gaps in less than an hour. First, Dr. Franzen will apply a color-matched composite resin to any damaged/missing enamel, and then he’ll use it to literally sculpt your tooth to perfection. It’s just that simple! This treatment is not only fast, but extremely effective as well, and the results can easily be expected to last for a decade or more.
Years of coffee, wine, tea, and even natural aging can leave a smile looking stained and discolored, but you can easily turn back the clock and restore its shine in the comfort of your own home. We can provide you with your own take-home whitening kit, one which will feature custom-made mouth trays as well as a powerful bleaching gel that is much stronger than anything you can buy on your own. Simply use the kit as directed for about two weeks, and you can easily make your teeth up to EIGHT shades whiter.