What is a Prosthodontist?
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A prosthodontist is a dentist who has had three years of additional advanced residency training beyond dental school in the specialty branch of prosthodontics also termed prosthetic dentistry. Prosthodontics is the specialty that deals with the restoration and replacement of missing or damaged teeth. Prosthodontics isone of 9 dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Prosthodontists are proficient in comprehensive oral health diagnosis, treatment planning and restoration. A prosthodontist is the skilled architect who can restore optimal function and appearance to your smile and your entire mouth. Prosthodontists are experts at the treatment and maintenance of patients with dental conditions such as:
Excessively worn or broken teeth
An aesthetically displeasing smile
A general inability to adequately chew food properly