What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who is a specialist in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Extensive training and education provide prosthodontists with the skills for restoring optimum function esthetics to your smile. The treatments include: crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouths structures and/or teeth, snoring and sleep disorders, oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.
Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth- they make smiles look beautiful and function the way they should. After completing four years of dental school, prosthodontists receive an extra three years of specialized training in an American Dental Association accredited graduate program. Prosthodontics is one of the nine specialties recognized by the ADA.
Complex Care Management
Prosthodontists are trained to manage the most complex dental restorations. From patients requiring rehabilitation after a traumatic injury to creating new smiles for those born with genetic facial defects, prosthodontists have special skills needed to restore smiles to the best they can be.
Because of their advanced education in theory and practice of the special nature of prosthodontics problems, prosthodontists are vital to the community in the delivery of quality health care. By virtue of specialty training, the prosthodontist can be a valuable resource not only to the dental community, but to the medical community as well. They aid in the management of congenital complications of the oral cavity, management of traumatic injuries to the oral cavity and supportive care in many surgical procedures that result in acquired defects of the oral cavity and face. Many like to think of prosthodontists as the “quarterback” of a dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions for your dental needs.