What Is A Prosthodontist?
Complex dental issues may require specific expertise or coordinated approach involving more dental or medical specialists. A prosthodontist is a dentist that specializes in artificial replacements such as dental implants, aesthetics, and reconstructive dentistry. Prosthodontists also frequently act as the team leader in cases requiring multiple specialists. Prosthodontists are one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Less than 2% of dentists choose the specialty.
To become a Prosthodontist, a dentist must complete an additional three years of formal training after dental school in an accredited hospital or university-based prosthodontics program. Graduate programs ins Prosthodontics include advanced laboratory and clinical training in aesthetics and cosmetics, dental crown and bridges, tooth veneers, dentures, partial dentures, dental implants, tooth wear, jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth, congenital or birth anomalies of the teeth and jaw, sleep disorders, oral cancer reconstruction, and repair of catastrophic tooth loss due to accident or injury.
The skills required to treat complex dental situations also benefit our patients with less severe dental needs. We approach all dental treatment with the same care and attention to detail, from a simple dental filling or routine tooth cleaning to the most complex dental reconstruction.
If you’ve been considering seeing a prosthodontist get in touch with your Centennial prosthodontist today at The Colorado Center for Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry. We are happy to answer any questions you have.