A prosthodontist is a dentist who:
Specializes in the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth,
Receives three years of additional training after dental school, and
Restores optimum appearance and function to your smile.
Additional training for prosthodontists is earned through a hospital- or university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association. The training includes reviews of the literature, lectures, treatment of patients and laboratory experience in fabricating restorations.
A prosthodontist is the skilled architect who can restore optimum function and appearance to your smile.
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Graduate programs in prosthodontics include:
- Classroom lectures and seminars
- Laboratory and clinical training in esthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, and inlays
- Complete and removable partial dentures
- Dental implants
- TMD-jaw joint problems
- Traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures
- Congenital or birth anomalies to teeth
- Sleep disorders
- Oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care
Prosthodontists are masters of complete oral rehabilitation.