What is a prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with fixing damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth. A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in Prosthodontics and who focuses primarily on restoring damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth. Prosthodontists have extensive training and experience in dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, jaw disorders, and more. Prosthodontists are also experts in cosmetic dentistry, including procedures such as dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and ceramic crowns.
The difference between a prosthodontist and a general dentist:
General dentists are a great choice for everyday dental needs, but prosthodontists are a better choice if you are in need of more specialized treatments such as a full mouth restoration or tooth reconstruction. Prosthodontists are specialists when it comes to repairing and replacing teeth, and they offer highly personalized care when it comes to the function and aesthetics of dental prosthesis. Prosthodontists are highly knowledgeable about the latest techniques and use only the latest dental technologies to help optimize your oral health.
Education and Training for Prosthodontists
Like all dentists, Prosthodontists go through four years of education and training. However, after these four years are up, prosthodontists have to enroll in additional 2-3 years of specialized education and training. There they sit in on lectures and seminars, and receive hands-on training with real patients.
Treatments prosthodontists provide:
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
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