Board-Certified Prosthodontist Dr. Ankur Dahiya, DDS, of Smile Time Dental in Houston puts people at ease with his soft-spoken, gentle approach to dental care. Fluent in Hindi and “Pokito” Spanish, as well as English, he is able to communicate with Smile Time Dental patients in their preferred language. He also goes to great lengths to help even the most nervous patients feel comfortable during their visit by listening to their concerns and allowing them to be an integral part of their own treatment plan.
Dr. Dahiya takes a very conservative approach to oral health and does his best to save the patient’s teeth, rather than replacing them, whenever he can. He specializes in dentures, all-on-4’s, full mouth rehabilitations, dental implants, smile design, crowns and bridges.
In addition to serving patients at Smile Time Dental, Dr. Dahiya also shares his extensive clinical expertise with the latest generation of dental students through his position as Clinical Assistant Professor at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.
In his spare time he enjoys playing board games, cricket, racquetball, and tennis, as well as spending time with family.
What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. They are skilled architects who can restore optimum function and appearance to your smile. They are the recognized industry experts when anything needs to be replaced or repaired in your mouth, especially cosmetic and implant work. When you are referred to a prosthodontist, you know you are in the hands of a professional who has had extensive additional training.
Prosthodontists receive a minimum of three years of additional training after receiving their DDS. Graduate programs in prosthodontics include classroom lectures and seminars, laboratory and clinical training in aesthetics/cosmetics. Prosthodontists are masters of complete oral rehabilitation and are dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration of teeth.
Board certified prosthodontists have additional examination requirements and have experience with complex cases. Dr. Dahiya is a Board Certified Prosthodontist, so you know you will be under the care of a professional who has attained the highest degree of specialization and examination requirements.
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Why Should I See A Prosthodontist?
You should seek care from a specialized prosthodontist if:
You seek an experienced dental care specialist with advanced training, efficiency and expert knowledge
You are looking for ways to improve your smile with veneers, whitening, and other cosmetic procedures
You require treatment for missing or broken teeth, crowns, bridges, or implants
You want dentures that will match your unique smile and bite, let you speak and chew comfortably and improve your appearance and self-confidence.