What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Most prosthodontists receive three years of additional training after dental school in a program accredited by the American Dental Association based either at a hospital or a university. The training includes reviews of the literature, lectures, treatment of patients and laboratory experience in fabricating restorations.
What dental procedures does a prosthodontist perform?
Prosthodontists are the experts in dental rehabilitation and have mastered many procedures including:
crowns, caps, bridges, veneers, removable partial dentures, dentures and dental implants. In addition to restoring dental implants with restorations, many prosthodontists are surgically placing implants as well.