Why Choose a Prosthodontist?
Did you know that a prosthodontist completes dental school and three additional years of advanced education and training in a prosthodontics graduate program? A prosthodontist specializes in diagnosing, treating, planning, restoring and maintaining the oral function, comfort and appearance of a patient’s smile. Prosthodontists are THE recognized experts in restoring and replacing teeth. While some general dentist can replace a tooth with a dental implant, prosthodontists dedicate their careers to training in and utilizing state-of-the-art technology and procedures to treat complex dental conditions.
Commonwealth Prosthodontics offers three proprietary solutions for any type of restoration. All restorations are custom designed and made for each patient’s unique needs. Dr. Schleider uses the latest technology to accurately place the implant in the jawbone. The low-profile implant is placed with a very small incision, promoting a faster and more comfortable recovery for each patient.
About Dr. David Schleider
Dr. David Schleider is an award-winning prosthodontist specializing in smile restorations. He utilizes the latest technology to make sure patients have the best outcomes and most comfortable experience. If you need a dental implant, bridge or full restoration, you want the most experienced and skilled dentist performing these complex, but necessary procedures.
Equipped With The Latest Dental Technologies
At Commonwealth Prosthodontics, we invest in state-of-the-art technologies as part of our commitment to providing you with ongoing superior service.
Our on-site denture repair lab allows us to help you keep your dentures working, and fitting properly and comfortable. Whether you have a broken tooth or the denture or partial itself is broken, we can make the repair. We can make full, natural-looking upper and lower arch restorations as well.
Digital X-rays are a form of X-ray imaging that utilizes sensors instead of traditional photographic film. With no chemical processing, images are produced in a time efficient manner and offer high levels of detail of teeth, bone and supporting structures within the mouth. Digital X-rays help your doctor quickly diagnose and determine the treatment most appropriate for you.
Traditional dental implants may take a period of 6-9 months to complete due to bone grafting. Commonwealth Prosthodontics offers full restoration in just 24 hours! With our very own in-house dental lab, we are able to custom-make your new teeth in 24 hours. No more waiting for your new smile.
Commonwealth Prosthodontics places implants utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology, the Cone Beam CT Scanner. This technology creates an extremely accurate 3D image of your jawbone allowing Dr. Schleider to determine the thickness of the bone and location of your facial nerves for the precise placement of implants.
With the imagery collected prior to implant placement, Dr. Schleider is able to design a custom-made prosthesis unique to your needs. This technology offers the most accurate placement of the implant and can be performed with a minute incision, promoting a faster, more comfortable recovery for the patient.
Commonwealth Prosthodontics offers nitrous oxide sedation during your treatment so that you can have the best dental experience possible. Nitrous sedation allows most people to relax comfortably while procedures are performed. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly so it is safe to drive yourself home after the procedure.
The Prophy-Jet is an air polishing system that combines baking soda and water to clean stains and debris from teeth. The Prophy-Jet system sprays high-pressured water to blast away deposits, such as plaque, offering a more comfortable patient experience.
Commonwealth Prosthodontics utilizes intraoral cameras to take and share photos of existing dental conditions so that patients can see images of their teeth on a computer screen. This capability allows Dr. Schleider to show patients, first hand, oral health conditions that may require treatment such as cracked crowns, gingivitis or a damaged restoration.
The Perioflow subgingival cleaning technique utilizes a non-abrasive cleaner to maintain healthy gum tissue around dental implants. Commonwealth Prosthodontics is the only dental practice in the Richmond area that uses this technology to control the bacteria and biofilm that collects below the gum line.