Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the design, creation and placement of replacements for missing or damaged teeth. Prosthodontics is a specialization within dentistry that revolves around the design, creation and placement of replacements for chipped, broken or missing teeth. Common materials used in prosthodontic surgery include veneers, crowns, implants, and dentures. Unlike general dentists, prosthodontists specialize in repairing natural teeth and replacing missing teeth.
Missing and extracted (extracted) teeth are replaced by artificial teeth (dentures), dental implants, caps, or crowns. Specially trained prosthodontists also work with people with head and neck deformities, replacing missing parts of the jaw and face. Prosthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry dedicated to manufacturing dental prostheses (artificial teeth) for damaged or missing teeth. In addition to dental school, a prosthodontist must complete three additional years of advanced training in a prosthodontic program.