Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is a Prosthodontist?
What kinds of treatments are offered by Pitt Prosthodontics?
What types of payment are accepted for treatment?
Are there any age limits?
Where can I get more information?

What exactly is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a specialist in the rehabilitation of the mouth for function and esthetics (fixed, removable and implant dentistry). After completing four years of dental school, the prosthodontist receives an additional three years of specialized training, which prepares him/her to perform a wide range of procedures including restoration of teeth, crowns, fixed and removable partial dentures, complete dentures, implant placement and restorations, cosmetic dental procedures, and management of TMD.

More information can be found at www.prosthodontics.org regarding the various procedures and other interesting information.


What kinds of treatments are offered by Pitt Prosthodontics?
Our Prosthodontic faculty and residents offer the full scope of oral rehabilitative services. They are among the best-trained and most experienced prosthodontists in the region in their areas of expertise. Some of the services offered include:

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Partial dentures
  • Complete dentures
  • Dental implant
  • Cosmetic dental procedures
  • Full mouth reconstruction
  • Treatment of temporomandibular disorders
  • Sleep apnea


What types of payment are accepted for treatment?
Prosthodontic procedures are partially covered by dental insurances, and specific procedures may be covered by medical insurance. You may need to consult with your insurance company for the details of covered services. We also accept most major credit cards, checks, and cash payments. You may contact our office for more information. Financial arrangements need to be completed prior to start of definitive procedures.


Are there any age limits?
There are no age limits; our faculty evaluate and treat primarily adult patients, (adolescence, adulthood, and geriatric).


Where can I get more information?
Please call our office at 412-648-8870 or 412-648-8616 for more information about how to set up a consultation with one of our doctors.

Information for Prosthodontic Residency Program Patients