The Art of Prosthodontics
Left: Richard Bullock D.D.S.
Meet Christian Luzar D.M.D. and Richard Bullock D.D.S. — Experts in the Field of Prosthodontics
By John Carrigan
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Prosthodontists are dental specialists that deal with the replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontists are specially trained in implants, crowns, veneers, bridges and dentures. They use the latest cosmetic techniques to provide the smiles of their patient’s dreams. Some reconstructive problems occur naturally — many people are born with crooked or discolored teeth, with bite problems, or with a condition called TMJ.
Serving The Desert Communities
The Coachella Valley is home to Christian Luzar DMD and Richard Bullock, DDS, two noted experts in the field of prosthodontic dentistry. Each specialist retains his own individual practice – Dr. Luzar at Mirage Dental in Rancho Mirage; and Dr. Bullock at University Park Dentistry in Palm Desert. The routinely collaborate on complex cases with the goal of achieving optimal results.
What sets Drs. Luzar and Bullock apart is the fact that they have undergone rigorous and extensive training. Upon completion of four years of dental school, Drs. Luzar and Bullock also completed an extensive four year residency within a hospital setting. Their expertise is in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics which, in layman’s terms, means that they treat patients who have functional or aesthetic problems of the face, jaw or mouth. Both doctors have also taught prosthodontics in dental schools and in hospital residency programs.
From Complex To More Ordinary Reconstructive Treatments
As Maxillofacial Prosthodontists, Drs. Luzar and Bullock have often treated patients who have battled cancer of the head and neck and who, as a result, have special dental needs. “Surgery performed to remove cancer often takes away vital parts of the head, neck and mouth,” reports Dr. Luzar. “So we work closely with the surgeon and radiation oncologist to fabricate all the special temporary and permanent oral appliances needed for a patient’s proper care and rehabilitation.” In addition, chemotherapy and radiation therapy cause other unique problems, Dr. Luzar reports. “It’s common, for example, for patients who undergo radiation to experience major tooth decay, periodontal diseases and oral infections. Drs. Bullock and Luzar are trained to deal effectively with patients with the simplest to the most complex medical and dental problems.”
Drs. Luzar and Bullock call on their experience in handling these complex dental cases when they treat a client’s more common reconstructive needs. The majority of patients they see in their day to day practices are men and women who, for one reason or another, need partial or full mouth reconstructive treatments. Some may have lived their whole lives with crooked or discolored teeth. Some may be experiencing loose or missing teeth. But as Dr. Bullock points out:” Thanks to our extensive training in the field of maxilliofacial prosthodontics, we have the skills needed to restore optimum function and esthetics to their smiles. So whether it’s a simple crown or a bridge, porcelain veneers, mini implants, conventional implants or full mouth rehabilitation our patients take comfort in knowing that they can trust in our training and experience.”
The Finest Quality Specialty Care
Both Drs. Luzar and Bullock share one common goal, and that is to provide their clients the finest dental care available. You know you are in good hands the moment you enter one of their state-of-the-art offices and are greeted by a highly dedicated and experienced staff member. Just as Drs. Luzar and Bullock are highly trained (Dr. Luzar is Board Eligible, Dr. Bullock is Board Certified and both are member of the American College of Prosthodontists) every member of their respective staff knows that he or she is working in an extremely dynamic field of dentistry and are continually in the process of updating their training. As a result, you receive expert care and attention from your initial evaluation through every step of your treatment. As Dr. Luzar notes, ”Thanks to the dedication of our extremely gifted staffs and the technological advances we have at our fingertips, we can provide each patient a beautiful smile.”
41-750 Rancho Las Palmas Drive, Suite # E-1 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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UNIVERSITY PARK DENTISTRY
36915 Cook St., Suite #103 Palm Desert CA 92211
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