What is Prosthodontics?
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, 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, snoring, sleep disorders, and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.
Who is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist has completed three years of post-dental school training in an accredited
prosthodontics residency program. Their training includes an extensive education
in the fields of dental materials, dental implants, complete and partial removable
prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, complex oral rehabilitation, and maxillofacial
prosthodontics. In essence a prosthodontist is an artistic dental engineer with
comprehensive clinical experience whose goal is the restoration of optimal function and
appearance to patients’ dentition and smile. As a result they are masters of complete oral
rehabilitation and are dedicated to the highest standards of care in the restoration and
replacement of teeth.
Who should see a Prothodontist?
If you are missing one or more teeth, interested in dental implants, if you are currently
wearing a removable complete or partial denture, if you have significant dental concerns,
if you have worn or deteriorating teeth, if you are interested in improving your dental
efficiency and comfort, or if you interested in improving the esthetics of you smile.
How can I see a Prothodontist?
A referral from you general dentist is helpful, but not required. Anyone is welcome and
may call and schedule an initial consultation appointment. Click here to learn more.