What is a Prosthodontist? - PermaDontics

What is a Prosthodontist?

Generally, when you think of dentistry, you may think about a group of healthcare professionals who can protect the health of your teeth and gums.

Outside of the general definition, you may also include specialists who pull teeth, straighten teeth, and provide cosmetic services. But where can you turn when you are missing your natural teeth? A Prosthodontist is a dental professional who specializes in restoring and replacing teeth. In addition to completing dental school at an accredited institution, these specialists have received two to three years of training in a hospital or university setting. By concentrating on rehabilitating and replacing missing teeth, Prosthodontists are knowledgeable and proficient in a wide variety of restorative procedures.

Patients who are interested in oral implants in San Diego may want to consider the expertise of a prosthodontist.  In addition to oral implants, prosthodontists can skillfully design permanent restorations such as crowns, bridges, and veneers. They can also create removable appliances such as partial and complete dentures. For the greatest possible outcome regarding the restoration of your smile, your prosthodontist may recommend oral implants to replace missing teeth and stabilize your bite. Implants can be utilized in various ways to produce a smile that you can feel confident about. They are frequently used to replace a single tooth or to support a dental bridge.

However, oral implants are often used to anchor dentures and partials. A prosthodontist can be a valuable resource for patients who are planning to have natural teeth removed. They are available to recommend and place the appropriate tooth replacements, a highly individualized and unique process. Even patients who have lived with missing teeth for several years may benefit from the services of a prosthodontist. A prosthodontist possesses a wealth of information regarding strategies to improve the fit and function of existing dentures and partials. Most importantly, your prosthodontist has received comprehensive training in the areas of cosmetics and function. This unique perspective allows these specialists to create smiles that are beautiful and dependable. If you are ready to learn more about oral implants and other prosthodontics techniques, call 1-866-737-6583 for your appointment today.

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