Prosthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on replacing lost or damaged teeth. This field of dentistry offers a variety of treatments, such as dentures, dental implants, crowns, and bridges. Prosthodontics is the practice of designing and implementing artificial replacements for teeth and gums, including fillings, dentures, veneers, crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Replacing missing or damaged teeth is essential for many reasons.
Not only can gaps in your smile be embarrassing, but they can also lead to other dental issues such as misalignment, bone loss, and difficulty eating and speaking. Knowing your prosthetic options can help you decide which treatments are best for restoring your oral health and giving you the confidence to smile again. A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school and three additional years of advanced training in a graduate program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). A prosthodontist specializes in solving problems related to tooth loss or jaw issues.
You would see a prosthodontist if you needed dentures or if a prosthetic tooth was inserted where you lost a tooth. The Stony Plain Dental Center, part of 123Dentist's network of Canadian dental offices owned by dentists, has been serving the Stony Plain community in Alberta since 1999. In addition to dental school, a prosthodontist must complete three additional years of advanced training in a prosthodontic program. A dental laboratory technician is also trained to manufacture dental restorations, crowns, bridges, and dentures based on designs and instructions provided by a prosthodontist.