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Prosthodontics

What is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prosthetics, which pertains to the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses (crowns, bridges, dentures) which may be fixed or removable, or may be supported and retained by implants.
 

Graduate programs in prosthodontics include classroom lectures and seminars, laboratory and clinical training in aesthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures, congenital or birth anomalies to teeth, snoring, sleep disorders, and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.

Lumino offers Prosthodontic services at Nelson Prosthodontics.

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Who is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a skilled architect who can restore optimum function and appearance to your smile. You could say they are masters of complete oral rehabilitation.

Prosthodontists receive three years of additional training after dental school and restore optimum appearance and function to your smile. Additional training for prosthodontists is earned through a university-based program accredited by the New Zealand Dental Council.
 

What is unique about a Prosthodontists' education?

Prosthodontists are dental specialists in the restoration and replacement of teeth who have completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education.

Extensive training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacements. Serving as the architect of a dental treatment plan, a prosthodontist collaborates with general dentists, specialists and other health professionals to develop solutions to dental and oral health concerns.

Prosthodontists provide an extremely high level of care to patients with missing teeth or having significant damage to their existing teeth. Prosthodontists work with congenital defects as well as problems arising from trauma and neglect.

Prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating many diverse and complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and aesthetics. These include crowns, bridges, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structure and/or teeth, snoring or sleep disorders and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.
 

Why visit a Prosthodontist?

You may want to visit a prosthodontist if you are missing one or more teeth, you are interested in dental implants, you wear dentures or removable partial dentures or you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile.