Why See a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontist Serving Serving the Cleveland, Akron, and Northeast Ohio 

One of only a handful of board-certified prosthodontists in Ohio and one of two in the Cleveland area (and only 3,000 in the country), Dr. Sanjay Karunagaran is highly trained in dentures and dental implants. Frontier Dental Implants and Dentures brought together advanced dentistry with both a board-certified oral surgeon and a board-certified prosthodontist.

We offer specialized prosthodontist care for patients throughout Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland and Akron, at our dental office in Medina. If you would like to learn more about the treatment options and costs of dental implants or dentures, we invite you for a consultation. Dr. Karunagaran will personally exam your oral health, analyze your scans, and help you choose the most effective treatment plan based on your needs and budget. 

The Difference a Prosthodontist Makes

Prosthodontists are dentists who have graduated from dental school and have taken at least three further years of advanced education and training from a CODA-accredited graduate program. They focus on dental issues that involve jaw problems, missing teeth, and more. They are trained in placing dental implants, veneers, crowns, dentures, bridges, and can treat painful disorders like TMJ/TMD. 

They invest in three years of advanced clinical and laboratory procedures that make them the recognized experts in restorative dentistry. 

While general dentists can place dental implants, it is better for your oral health to work with a highly trained specialist capable of handling complex cases. Choosing a prosthodontist means investing in a dental professional with advanced training and education, expertise, and efficiency. Their additional years of training with modern dental equipment and techniques allow them to safely and confidently handle complex dental cases.

Choosing a Prosthodontist for Dental Implants

If you are missing one or multiple teeth, you may be interested in a permanent solution. While general dentists with additional training can place and restore dental implants, typically oral surgeons or periodontists handle this dental procedure. Often, a general dentist will diagnose the need for implant placement and works with the prosthodontist to create impressions and ensure proper bite alignment.

Your general dentist wants the best for your oral health, so many of them are happy to recommend specialists to provide quality services.

Since prosthodontists devote additional years of training in the field of prosthetics and surgical placement of dental implants, there are few risks associated with being treated by them.

Helping Patients Feel at Ease

With a friendly, approachable demeanor—Dr. Karunagaran and Dr. Horan put patients at ease.

Before opening his own practice, Dr. Karunagaran worked at the Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Horan, where they built a strong working relationship. Frontier Dental Implants and Dentures can do complete smile makeovers.

 “Our mission is to understand every patient’s needs—both dental and financial— and then work hard to achieve the best results we possibly can.” 

Dental Implant Costs

Most people researching restorative dentistry solutions like dental implants and dentures want to know how much they cost. Often, you'll see low-cost offers from a chain or general dentistry offices that sound like an enticing bargain. 

However, there really isn't a one-size-fits-all cost for solutions like dental implants—particularly if you want the work done right. Each case is unique, which is why it's so valuable to consult with a board-certified prosthodontist like Dr. Sanjay Karunagaran. 

When you visit Dr. Karunagaran for your complimentary consultation, he'll review the specifics of your case and outline your best options, considering both your oral health needs and your budget. He'll help you select between solutions like dental implants and dentures, while the helpful staff at Frontier Dental will review things like insurance and payment plans. Our goal is to provide you with affordable options that don't sacrifice quality. 

Are You Ready to Enhance Your Smile?

If you live in Northeast Ohio, including anywhere near Akron or Cleveland, we encourage you to come to visit our friendly, accessible location in Medina. You don't have to live life missing your favorite foods, hiding your smile, or worrying about unreliable dentures.

A permanent, life-changing improvement to your oral health is available from the most highly-trained experts in the business. We look forward to seeing you soon!