What is a Prosthodontist?
Why a Prosthodontist?
As our population ages, the role of
the prosthodontist becomes critical in maintaining a
high standard of dental care. Prosthodontists are
trained to do the type of procedures that our aging
population needs to provide optimum function and
esthetics for their dental condition.
Prosthodontist is a fully trained specialist in
Prosthetic Dentistry. This specialty is one of eight
dental specialties recognized by the American Dental
Association. The typical prosthodontic training includes
four years of dental school and three years of
prosthodontic training in areas of dentistry that
include crowns, bridges, dentures, cosmetics,
temporomandibular joint function and dental implants.
A prosthodontist provides an extremely high level of
care for patients who are missing teeth or have
significant damage to their existing teeth.
Prosthodontists deal with congenital defects as well as
problems arising from trauma and neglect. The
Prosthodontist can aid in the rehabilitation of a
complete dentition or merely in the replacement of one
or two teeth. With the advent of dental implants as a
viable means of replacing teeth, the prosthodontist's
role has expanded substantially. The prosthodontist can
supply the control and expertise that is necessary to
make an implant supported restoration look and function
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