Dental Specialties >Prosthodontics
Prosthodontists are specialists in the reconstruction and restoration of teeth. They are experts in facilitating function and improving appearance through the use of such restorative procedures as crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures, dental implants and dental implant supported prostheses. For more information on dental implants, click here.
In order to become a prosthodontist, a general dentist must complete an additional three-year prosthodontic residency program.
Given their extensive training, prosthodontists are experts in formulating the ideal solution to challenging functional and aesthetic dental problems. This can range from discoloration and jaw/tooth misalignment, to severe tooth loss and decay.
Prosthodontists have been described as the “architects” of dental care. One of their many talents is the ability to build and reconstruct lost or damaged structures in the mouth. Many times they accomplish this in close collaboration with oral surgeons, periodontists, general dentists and other health practitioners.
For more information, visit the American College Prosthodontists.