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What is a Prosthodontist?

The term “prostho” means replacement and “dontist” means dealing with teeth. Essentially, prosthodontists are THE recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth. This can range from a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth and gums in the mouth. While many other dentists can do some of these treatments, prosthodontists are the specialists dedicated to this type of care.

Prosthodontists have advanced training in restoring and replacing teeth. Prosthodontists are considered the leaders of the dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions for your dental needs.

What is Prosthodontics and why choose us?

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. It pertains to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues.

Choose a prosthodontist because of their advanced education and training, efficiency, and expertise with advanced technology. Prosthodontists are extensively trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and aesthetics.

Our Philosophy

Technology & Artistry

The mission of the Doctors at Chicago Prosthodontics is to provide excellence in dentistry by combining the highest level of service with technology and artistry. They are committed to helping patients achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile in an enjoyable environment.

Each of the Doctors is committed to providing the highest quality aesthetic, restorative, and prosthetic dentistry available. They have all received advanced specialty training in the American Dental Association recognized dental specialty of Prosthodontics. Prosthodontists specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. As prosthodontists, the Doctors are highly trained in aesthetic dentistry, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. At Chicago Prosthodontics, advice will always be based on the best interests of the patients and the use of training and technology exists to enable patients to make an informed decision about what is best for you and your family.

Chicago Prosthodontics does not provide any dental services. It only provides administrative services and marketing brand name for Alexander H. Chan D.D.S., LLC, Vito P. LaSusa D.D.S., LLC,  Christopher T. Chan D.D.S., LLC,  and Craig Sikora, D.M.D., LLC. Alexander H. Chan D.D.S., Vito P. LaSusa D.D.S., Christopher T. Chan D.D.S., and Craig Sikora, D.M.D. (“Doctors”) are not partners in the practice of dentistry, but rather they operate the practices separately, providing their own individualized and personalized patient care. Each of the doctors is solely responsible for the care and services they provide.


Dr. Alexander H. Chan


Dr. Vito P. LaSusa


Dr. Christopher T. Chan


Dr. Craig Sikora

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Our Procedures


Porcelain veneers are used to modify the shape and color of teeth, and they are the treatment of choice for teeth that are relatively intact but may be misshapen, discolored, or chipped.


Crowns cover or “cap” a tooth to restore the normal function and appearance of the tooth. Crowns may be made as all metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all-ceramic (porcelain).

Dental Implants

Dental implants are metal cylinders made of titanium surgically placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. Implants replace the roots of missing teeth and support single crowns, large bridges, and dentures. State-of-the-art technology makes it possible for these implant-supported replacement teeth to look, feel, and function like natural teeth.


A fixed bridge technique has been used with high success for many years to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Teeth on both sides of the space left by the missing tooth are prepared for a crown. Then a false tooth is joined to the crowns, and the entire bridge is cemented to the prepared teeth.

Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth reconstructions combine esthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), when not functioning properly, can cause a tremendous amount of pain. The tissues behind the joint (retrodiscal tissues) have many nerves that run through them. Once they become inflamed, any slight pressure will cause pain and perpetuate the problem.