A Prosthodontics is a dentist who has continued his/her education after dental school to specialize in diagnosis, tooth restoration and tooth replacement. The practice of prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association and the additional training prosthodontists receive is a minimum of three years, but many prosthodontics continue their training and development well past the requirements.
This specialized training must be completed at an ADA-accredited prosthodontic education program. This is where prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating multiple, diverse, and complex dental conditions.
Prosthodontists address advanced dental needs and work closely with your general dentist. Tooth loss and deterioration have an impact beyond just the aesthetics of your smile. Tooth loss and deterioration impacts your ability to chew and eat properly which can impact your overall health and well being. In addition, it changes the structure of your mouth and can cause even more dental and facial issues.