What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dental professional who undergoes four years of dental school and an additional three years of education following dental school. During the three additional years of schooling, prosthodontists become experts in restoration and replacement of teeth. When a patient is in need of a full smile makeover, it usually requires a team of dental professionals that is typically captained by a prosthodontist.
Restores Damaged Teeth:
There are a variety of things that can damage your teeth, including cavities, bruxism, dietary choices, poor salivary flow, trauma, and more. If your teeth are severely damaged, a prosthodontist can provide treatments such as fillings, veneers, dentures, crowns, and implants. How invasive your treatment is will be dependent on the severity of your case.
Replaces Missing Teeth:
Based on your needs, a prosthodontist can offer many replacement options. Your case may call for complete dentures, a partial denture, dental implants, or a variation of these. Prosthodontists are specially trained to identify which type of replacement will work best for you.
Like many other dental professionals, prosthodontists specialize in dental implants. Dental implants act as the anchor of your replacement tooth or teeth.