What is a Prosthodontist?
Advanced Specialty Training:
Prosthodontist is a dentist specialized in the field of Prosthodontics. Prosthodontists, in addition to their 4-year dental degree, have to successfully complete 3 additional years of full-time education in a rigorous advanced university or hospital-based program in Prosthodontics accredited by the Canadian or American Dental Associations. These graduate programs in Prosthodontics include:
"classroom lectures and seminars, laboratory and advanced clinical training in cosmetics, dental implants, occlusion (bite), crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays, complete and partial dentures, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures, congenital or birth anomalies to teeth, snoring, sleep disorders, and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care."
Prosthodontists are certified specialists in implant, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry. They maintain the highest standard of care in the restoration of natural teeth and replacement of missing teeth, restoring optimum function and esthetics to your smile. With enhanced knowledge and skills, Prosthodontists are the experts in the diagnosis of dental problems and their causes, and developing the most effective treatment plan to solve these problems and prevent their future recurrences. They are trained to provide the most esthetic, functional, and long lasting solutions, regardless of the complexity of the patient's dental needs. In more complex cases a coordinated and multi-disciplinary approach involving several different dental or medical specialists is often required. In these cases Prosthodontists are the 'oral architect' of the dental team synchronizing treatment with other specialists, as well as with the general dentist, in order to provide the most comprehensive care to patients.