With their advanced training and skills, you will be well looked after during any treatment by a prosthodontist. If you’re worried about damaged or missing teeth, prosthodontists can bring your smile back, using a range of advanced dental treatments.
Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prosthetics including the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses. Common treatments include crowns, bridges and dentures. These may be fixed or removable, or may be supported by dental implants.
Prosthodontists also restore damaged teeth using veneers, re-shape irregular teeth and provide a whole smile makeover using a combination of techniques. Many of the treatments performed by prosthodontics are necessary for oral health and functionality. Missing teeth and oral trauma can affect the way the mouth works for eating, speaking and structure.
Prosthodontists receive three years of additional specialist training. 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.
Prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating diverse and complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and aesthetics. These include crowns, bridges, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMJ, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structure or teeth, snoring or sleep disorders and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care.
Good oral hygiene will extend the life of your prosthodontic treatment. Take good care of your oral health by flossing daily, brushing twice daily and regularly visiting the dentist and hygienist.