WE'RE DENTISTS. BUT, EVEN MORE, WE SPECIALIZE IN PROSTHODONTICS.
You might be asking, "What is prosthodontics?" Simply put, prosthodontics is a dental specialty focused on the comprehensive treatment of the entire mouth. Patients come to us because they need help with complex dental needs.
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. Prosthodontists specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing teeth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. Find out why a prosthodontist is different from other dentists here.
How do we find our patients? And how do our patients find us?
We operate through referrals from dentists, oral surgeons, and other dental specialists. But sometimes our patients will even find us without a referral because they're searching for a dental expert who can provide the more advanced dental care that falls under the field of prosthodontics.
In choosing between prosthodontists, why choose Frontier Dental?
Simply put, our practice puts the provider and patient relationship back in its rightful place - front and center. Our founding doctor, Dr. Sanjay Karunagaran ("Dr. K") launched Frontier Dental because he wanted to provide top-level care to all his patients. Dr. Karunagaran is an American Dental Association Recognized Dental Specialist in the more advanced treatment of patients requiring dentures, dental cosmetics, dental implants, dental implant bridges, implant dentures, and much more! He is especially adept at treating patients that have had unsuccessful dentures.
Dr. Karunagaran envisions a practice where his patients feel comfortable and confident in the care they receive. If you're just now finding us, chances are you may not have had a good experience somewhere else. We're setting out to make sure you have a good one here.
Our mission... it's special.
We offer all our patients the respect, care, and attention they deserve, and we ask for the same in return. It is through this mutual relationship that trust is built and lasting relationships are made, which in turn leads to better health outcomes.
We screen all our patients to decide if we are compatible because, without trust and teamwork, we will not succeed in our efforts.
We set realistic expectations for our patients. As dental specialists, we want our patients to know what is best for them and why they should seek a particular treatment... even if it costs them less money.
We want to understand every patient's needs - both dental and financial - and then work hard to achieve the best results we possibly can.
We want our patients to be comfortable in our office, so we have created a cozy environment for our patients and their families.