Fixed Prosthodontics in Southern Pines, NC

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What is Fixed Prosthodontics?

Fixed prosthodontics is the area of dentistry concerned with the placement of permanent prostheses. Fixed prostheses enhance and rebuild your smile without needing to be removed. The only person who can remove your prosthesis is your dentist.

Fixed prostheses are used for a variety of purposes, but they can all make your smile look full and beautiful. you'll be able to enjoy your life knowing your teeth look beautiful and your prosthetic won't come loose when you eat.

Types of Fixed Prostheses:

  • Dental Crowns

    Crowns are a tooth-shaped cap placed over an existing natural tooth. There are a variety of reasons for a dental crown, including to protect a weak tooth, enhance the appearance of your tooth, or to strengthen your tooth after a procedure.

  • Dental Bridges

    Bridges are used as a tooth replacement option, often when two adjacent teeth are missing. Implant-supported bridges are permanent and look just like your other teeth, so you'll hardly be able to tell it's there.

  • Dental Implants

    Dental implants are a natural-looking and strong tooth replacement option. They're attached directly to your jawbone, which fuses with the titanium material of the implant, so they can't be removed.

  • Veneers

    Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are designed to be placed on the front of your teeth. They can improve the appearance of your teeth, making them look whiter and straighter.


Dr. John Oettinger has experience in many areas of prosthodontics and can fully restore your smile. You can have the strong, aesthetically pleasing smile of your dreams with the help of fixed prosthodontics.

For more information about our fixed prostheses and other services, feel free to call our office at 910-692-4051. You can also fill out our online contact form and we'll get right back to you.