Dr. Yatin Khanna is a Prosthodontist – a specialist in Implant, Esthetic, and Reconstructive Dentistry.
Dr Yatin Khanna
He is accustomed to working cooperatively with ENTs, oral surgeons, general and specialty dentists, plastic surgeons, neurologists, radiation oncologists, speech pathologists, anaplastologists and various ancillary personnel. The overall goal of all treatment is to improve the quality of life.
Dr. Khanna received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Pune, India in 1997. He then completed a General Practice Residency from Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Dental College and Hospital in Pune, India in 1998. Dr. Khanna did private practice for one year in Bahrain.
Dr. Khanna received his DDS from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2005, Certificate in Prosthodontics from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2002, Fellowship in Oral Implantology from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2003, Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2006. He won the American College of Prosthodontists Fellowship award in Geriatric Prosthodontics in 2000 for his project analysis of the effects of microtexture upon the implant bone interface. Dr. Khanna is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New Jersey Dental School and an attending at the JFK Medical Center while additionally practicing in several locations. As a faculty , he has teaching responsibilities to predoctoral and graduate students. Dr. Khanna lectures locally and internationally on Restorative and Implant Dentistry.
- Dental School – University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI – DDS
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ – Prosthodontics
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA – Surgical and Prosthetic Implantology
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY – Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology
- Bharti Vidyapeeth’s Dental College and Hospital, Pune – BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
- Lumineer Certification
- American College of Prosthdontists
- Academy of Osseointegration
- Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists
- International Team for Oral Implantology
- American Dental Association
- New Jersey Dental Association
Awards and Publications
- International Team for Oral Implantology
- Amercian College of Prosthdontists Fellowship in Geriatric Prosthodontics
- New Jersey Dental School, Newark, NJ
Dr. Khanna is dedicated to the highest standards of care and his services include:
Traditional methods to replace a missing tooth or teeth include the fabrication of a bridge. To replace a missing tooth with a bridge, at least one tooth on either side of the space created by the missing tooth must be prepared for a crown. Then a false tooth is joined to the crowns, and the entire structure is cemented to the prepared teeth. The patient cannot remove the bridge, and special aids are available to keep it clean.
Many cleft lip and palate patients exhibit missing teeth in the area of the cleft and would benefit from a prosthodontist’s care in the management of these areas. Although most cleft palates are now successfully closed surgically, there are patients who require an obturator to close the palatal defect, whether it is congenital or acquired. A prosthodontist possesses the skills necessary to fabricate an obturator that will improve the patient’s speech and swallowing.
Congenital and Developmental Mouth Defects
Many patients are missing certain teeth because the teeth never developed or may be misshapen. A prosthodontist can determine the best way to replace and/or restore these teeth. Other patients exhibit teeth with poorly developed tooth structure throughout the mouth and require a prosthodontist’s expertise in restoring these teeth to proper form and function.
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). Crowns are indicated for teeth with very large fillings, teeth that have had a root canal, fractured teeth and misshapen and/or discolored teeth.
Today’s dental implants are typically made of titanium and may be parallel-sided or tapered and may or may not have threads. These fixtures are placed into the jawbone and allowed to heal until they are “integrated” into the bone. Dental implants may be used to replace one, many or all of a patient’s teeth.
When a patient no longer has any natural teeth, complete dentures are the traditional method to restore function and appearance. Many patients experience difficulty wearing conventional dentures because of poor stability and decreased chewing function. The use of dental implants to improve the stability and retention of dentures is becoming quite popular.
Many patients are interested in improving the appearance of their smile. Prosthodontists are the dental specialists who long ago determined what constitutes a pleasing smile. Teeth whitening, reshaping natural teeth, bonding of tooth-colored material to teeth and porcelain veneers are procedures commonly used to modify a smile.
Removable Partial Dentures
When there are multiple missing teeth, weak anchor teeth or no posterior teeth to anchor on, a removable partial denture is used to replace teeth. These restorations typically are made of a metal framework and a plastic base with teeth. They must be removed for daily cleaning and at night.
Teeth Grinding/Night Guards
Often patients who grind their teeth at night are unaware of their habit, but the forces exerted on both the teeth and the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) can be quite destructive. A custom-made night guard can protect the teeth and relieve pressure on the TMJ.
Many products are now available for patients to whiten their teeth. These products include commercially available strips, custom fabricated trays with a beaching gel or bleaching in a dental office using UV light or laser as the catalyst.
Many patients use this acronym to refer to the painful symptoms related to Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction. Symptoms may include pain in the joint itself, pain in the muscles of mastication and limited movement of the lower jaw.
Sleep apnea refers to a temporary cessation of breathing while sleeping. Many times the airway is obstructed by the patient’s anatomy, and the placement of a specially designed night guard that repositions the lower jaw can improve the airflow.
Porcelain veneers are used to modify the shape and color of teeth. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are etched and then bonded to the enamel of the teeth. Tooth preparation is necessary to avoid over bulking of the tooth, but it is limited to the enamel and usually involves only a few surfaces of the tooth.
Lumineers refer to non-invasive porcelain laminate veneers to transform your smile painlessly and without removal of tooth structure.
Replaces Eye and surrounding tissues
Replaces part of the face which may involve more than
Replaces a body part like fingers, hands, etc
Worn during radiation therapy for protection of normal tissues
Surgical Obturator Prosthesis
Covers palate after partial or total loss of the maxilla (upper jaw). This is used after surgery to provide closure
Interim and Definitive Obturator
Covers palate after partial or total loss of maxilla or due to cleft palate. It restores teeth and gums and has an extension which closes the defect or hole for swallowing, eating, chewing, and speaking.
Palatal Lift Prosthesis
Helps soft palate assume correct position for speech
Palatal Augmentation (Drop) Prosthesis
Alters palate prosthetically for speech
Mandibular Resection Prosthesis
Replaces portion of the jaw that has been lost and restores gums and teeth
Tray filled with Fluoride gel for patients with dry mouth from medications, radiation therapy, or certain medical conditions. Helps to strengthen, protect and preserve compromised teeth