Who is a prosthodontist?
"A pro... pro...prostho.......what????"
Very few people know what a prosthodontist is, but most people will have a dental problem that could warrant a visit to one at some point in their lives.
Prosthodontists are dental specialists who focus on the repair and replacement of damaged teeth and oral structures.
Replacement can be a removable denture or fixed bridge or in form of dental implant fixed teeth...
After the completion of dental graduation (B.D.S.), Prosthodontists spend another 3 entire years in a university or hospital setting, learning the history and evidence behind complex dentistry, performing research, and taking care of patients that need very challenging dental care. This is thousands of hours of very structured continuing education for complex restorative cases in a Dental Council registered Dental School or College...
It is a lot of work to earn the title of "Certified Specialist" as Prosthodontist and Implantologist....and that is why there are so few of us!
Prosthodontists treat patients that need anything from simple fillings and cleanings, all the way to full mouth reconstructions, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry, and have focused their educations and built their practices to offer these kind of treatments.
When to visit a Prosthodontist???
Whenever there is need for replacement in your head and neck region; be it your broken or carious/decayed tooth/teeth, extracted tooth/teeth which needs replacement (denture, fixed bridge or dental implants) or any other part including eye, ear and nose...
Visit your Prosthodontist today!!!
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