A Prosthodontist is a general dentist who has completed an additional three years of training in an accredited American Dental Association graduate program, learning how to design, manufacture and fit artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. Prosthodontists have the skills, experience, and understanding to treat patients with functional and esthetic concerns best addressed through the use of bridges, complete and partial removable dentures, crowns, veneers, and dental implants. Dissatisfaction with the esthetics of ones smile can diminish self-esteem and affect quality of life. Tooth loss and tooth pain can lead to more serious problems, such as compromising the ability to eat. Dr. Boardman works closely with a network of trusted dental professionals to diagnose and develop treatment plans specific to each patients unique requirements and concerns. Returning function, comfort, and pride in appearance are Dr. Boardmans primary goals.