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What Is a Prosthodontist?


Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Image of a woman smiling at a dental professional. When considering dental care, you likely envision general dentists who handle routine checkups and cleanings. But did you know some dental specialists focus on specific areas of oral health? Prosthodontists are one such specialty, and they play a vital role in restoring smiles and enhancing oral function.

What Does a Prosthodontist Do?

The special skills of prosthodontists enable them to create individualized treatment plans to address various dental issues. These may include anything to do with teeth and gums. They collaborate with other dental professionals to diagnose and plan treatments.

Day-To-Day Activity

A prosthodontist works with other dental specialists daily to ensure patients receive the best care and treatment plan. Their role is multifaceted, from examining patients and creating personalized treatment plans to placing dental implants and designing custom dental prostheses. Prosthodontists also play a crucial role in educating patients about proper oral hygiene. This they can only achieve by sharpening their skills through continuing education.

Conditions They Treat

Each individual presents a unique case which requires the prosthodontist to create personalized treatment plans for them. From restoring damaged teeth with crowns, veneers, and fillings to replacing missing teeth, prosthodontists ensure the prosthesis is comfortable for the patient. They also ensure the prostheses are aesthetically pleasing. The field extends to oral implants, providing a revolutionary alternative to traditional tooth replacement options.

Prosthodontics comprises aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, which involves various techniques such as bonding, whitening, color matching, and placement of fixed prostheses like bridges and crowns. Prosthodontists also handle complex cases, including cleft palates, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), and intricate injuries. They excel in both single restoration and complex rehabilitation procedures.

Prosthodontists are instrumental in restoring smiles and improving the quality of life for individuals with oral health issues. Consult our prosthodontist to achieve a healthy and radiant smile if you seek comprehensive oral care beyond routine checkups.


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