J. Heath Balch, DDS, MDS
Specialist in Implant, Restorative, and Aesthetic Dentistry
Photo by Jen McDonald
What we believe
Our dedicated team is committed to provide excellent and comprehensive dental care that is specialized to meet each patient's individual needs and concerns.

Who is a Prosthodontist?

  • A dental specialist who has three years of additional training after dental school in a full-time residency program
  • Specializes in the restoration of damaged teeth and replacement of missing teeth
  • Restores optimal function to your teeth and optimal appearance to your smile
  • Manages jaw joint (TMJ) problems and concerns related to facial pain
  • Provides prosthetic replacements for missing, oral, head and/or neck structures related to cancer, trauma or birth
  • Specializes in esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Additional training for prosthodontists is earned through a hospital or university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association. The training includes reviews of literature, lectures, treatment of patients, and laboratory experience in fabricating

Why see a Prosthodontist?

  • You may want to visit a prosthodontist if you are missing one or more teeth; you are interested in dental implants; you wear dentures or removeable partial dentures; or you want to improve the esthetics of your smile
  • You are concerned about the quality of your dental care
  • You need a dentist who can restore optimal appearance and function to your smile
  • You need a dentist with advanced training in esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth
  • The education received by a prosthodontist provides knowledge and skills beyond the training of general dentists and includes advanced level lectures, courses, clinical and laboratory experiences, patient care, and scholarly research
  • Prosthodontists are proficient in comprehensive oral health diagnosis, treatment planning, and restoration.  A prosthodontist is the skilled architect who can restore optimal function and appearance to your smile