Dr. Cunningham is your Prosthodontist in Northwest Louisiana
The Only Full-Service Prosthodontic Dentistry Office in the Region
Dr. William Peyton Cunningham DDS, MS serves as the only Prosthodontist in Northwest Louisiana. What is a Prosthodontist? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, “it is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patient with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.” Becoming a Prosthodontist requires an additional three years of postgraduate specialty training after obtaining a dental degree. There are only 3,200 Prosthodontists in comparison to 170,000 general dentists in the United States. Dr. Cunningham provides prosthetic rehabilitation for patients who have had oral cancer surgery, treatment of TMJ disorders, the newest techniques in restorative dentistry which encompasses sedation and painless techniques while treating teeth with bridges, crowns, veneers, partials, dentures; function of occlusion (bite), congenital disorders, and whitening. Treatment planning and experience in restorative and corrective procedures utilizing the latest Cone Beam radiographic techniques to assist in guided dental implant placement are provided. Dr. Cunningham takes the time to sit and discuss each treatment possibility with all of his patients. His unique and outgoing personality makes him a “friend” to all his patients, young and old. His staff aims to provide the highest quality of dental care, and they take pride in true comprehensive care with compassion. Dr. Cunningham graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Northwestern State University; Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Louisiana State University of New Orleans; Specialty of Dentistry in Prosthodontics, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; and a Masters of Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He has practiced in the Shreveport area for 24 years and is the father of Alexandra Cunningham who attends Loyola College Prep and Michael Cunningham who attends Caddo Middle Magnet.
Dr. Cunningham’s Qualifications
Member of American Dental Association, Northwest Louisiana Dental Association, Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontists, International Academy of Gnatholgy, International College of Oral Implantology, River City’s Study Group, Ark-la-Tex Dental Academy, Prosthetic rehabilitation for patients who have had oral cancer surgery, treatment of problems of TMJ, the newest techniques in restorative dentistry which encompasses sedation of painless techniques while treating teeth with bridges, crowns, veneers, and dentures. All types of restorative and corrective procedures utilizing dental implants.
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