Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth or oral and maxillofacial tissues.
Treatment planning and restoration of implants, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and rehabilitation of occlusion with prostheses all fall under the field of prosthodontics.
Prosthodontists are dental specialists with three to four years of additional specialized training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate program to provide advanced cosmetic dentistry and restore optimum appearance and function to your smile.
Prostodentists 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 deficits. Prostodentists have the special skills needed to restore smiles to the best they can be.
Loss of natural teeth, whether in an accident, dental carios, or as part of natural aging process, can be traumatic and affect your outlook with the help of a prosthodentist, there are many options if you have lost some or all of your teeth.
Crowns, bridges and full or partial dentures are just some of the procedures that can help you regain your smile and improve your appearance and self-confidence. Another option is dental implants, a more permanent solution that has improved over the past ten years. Thanks to the pioneering techniques of prosthodontics.
Whether you need to replace one tooth or many a prosthodentist will work with you through every step of dental implant treatment from an initial consultation through follow-up care.