Information for Patients - Prosthodontics.
What is a Specialist Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is the dental speciality that deals with the replacement of missing teeth with artificial substitutes (prostheses). A prosthodontist makes artificial replacements for missing or damaged natural teeth. This can be as simple as making a crown for a damaged, decayed or malformed tooth, or it could involve the design and fabrication of a complete set of replacement teeth.
Prosthodontists have special expertise in dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, partial dentures, major reconstruction, traumatic injuries, oral cancer reconstruction, complete oral rehabilitation and complex care management involving multiple specialities. Prosthodontists will usually treat the more difficult dental problems such as people who are missing teeth or have significant functional or aesthetic problems. For example, when it comes to restoring an entire arch or the whole mouth, a prosthodontist is indicated for this difficult and complex type of dental treatment. Patients contemplating dental implants or major changes in their appearance should consult with a prosthodontist to assure that they are gaining the best possible care for their dentition.
All treatment options are of course discussed with patients on an individual basis and written treatment plans and estimates are provided.