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What is a Prosthodontist?

A Prosthodontist is a dental specialist who has advanced training in the restoration of natural teeth and the replacement of missing teeth. A prosthodontist differs from a general dentist in that a prosthodontist has received 3 years of additional training after dental school in order to become an expert in advanced dental techniques. As specialists, prosthodontists are experts in dental rehabilitation and are considered masters of crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, dentures, dental implant restorations, temporomandibular joint related problems (TMD), congenital oral defects, traumatic oral injuries, bite and occlusion problems, and full mouth restoration.

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John Ianzano, D.M.D., MDS

After receiving his degree in Physics from Stevens Institute of Technology, Dr. John Ianzano went on to graduate studies and received his D.M.D. degree from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1980. He continued to study at the post doctoral level and received his M.S.D. in Prosthodontics from Indiana University in 1983. After becoming an American Dental Association recognized specialist, he returned to UMDNJ Dental School where he became Divison Director of Dental Materials. He later became Director of Fixed Prosthodontics at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. During his academic tenures, Dr. Ianzano had the opportunity to publish many articles and contribute to several textbooks in the field of advanced restorative dentistry. He spent many years lecturing both nationally and internationally, teaching fellow dentists the finer points of advanced dental restorations. He was elected President of the Northeast chapter of the American Association of Dental Research and he maintains memberships in many prestigious dental organizations.

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Dr. Ianzano is a dental specialist focusing on restoring and replacing lost or damaged teeth. Here are some signs that you might need to visit a prosthodontist:

  1. Missing Teeth: If you have one or more missing teeth, a prosthodontist can provide options such as dental implants, bridges, or dentures.
  2. Complex Restoration Needs: If you have significant tooth damage or decay that requires complex care or a full mouth reconstruction, a prosthodontist has the training to address these issues.
  3. Desire for Cosmetic Improvements: If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your smile, prosthodontists specialize in veneers, crowns, and other cosmetic procedures.
  4. Dental Appliances: If you require the fitting or maintenance of dental appliances like dentures or dental implants, a prosthodontist is specifically trained to handle these treatments.
  5. Jaw Problems: Issues such as TMJ/TMD or difficulty with biting and chewing might require the attention of a prosthodontist to diagnose and treat.
  6. Oral Cancer Reconstruction: After oral cancer treatment, prosthodontists can reconstruct your mouth for both functional and aesthetic recovery.
  7. Worn Teeth: Significant tooth wear due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or other reasons can be addressed by a prosthodontist.
  8. Dental Trauma: Following an accident or injury that affects your teeth, a prosthodontist can help in the rehabilitation of your oral structure.

Treatments for:

  • Missing and Worn Teeth
  • Decaying Teeth
  • Dentures
  • TMJ or TMD
  • Difficulty Chewing
  • Complex Restoration Needs
  • Cosmetic Improvements
  • Invisalign
  • Oral Cancer Reconstruction
  • Dental Trauma
  • Removable Partial Dentures
  • Night Guards For Teeth Grinding
  • Teeth Bleaching and Whitening
  • Implant Overdentures
  • Fixed Bridges


Dr. John Ianzano accepts the following types of Insurance:


  • Aetna PPO
  • Assurant
  • United Concordia
  • Cigna
  • Metlife PDP PLUS ONLY
  • United Healthcare
  • Maverest
  • Principal
  • Humana
  • Dentemax

If your insurance provider is not listed here, contact us as we may accept it