Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on dental prostheses and issues pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, as well as the comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues.
A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. Prosthodontists are the experts to see when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth, ranging from a single tooth to multiple teeth, or all teeth. While most dentists can do some of these procedures, prosthodontists are the specialists dedicated to this type of care. Some of the restorations include:
- Dental surgery
- Fixed prosthodontics
- Inlays and onlays
- Removable partial denture
Loss of natural teeth can be traumatic, whether by accident or as part of the aging process, and can greatly affect one’s outlook on life. Simple pleasures — like smiling or going out to eat – often become a source of stress or embarrassment. With the help of a prosthodontist, there are many options, whether you have lost just some or have lost all of your teeth, and they can help you regain your smile and improve your appearance and self-confidence.
Prosthodontists make smiles look beautiful and perhaps more importantly, make everything function the way it should.
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