Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the...

  • diagnosis
  • treatment planning
  • rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function
  • comfort
  • appearance
  • and health

...of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, a prosthodontist is a dentist who:

1.    Specializes in the cosmetic restoration and replacement of teeth.

2.    Receives three to four years of additional training in addition to dental school.

3.    The treatment planning and restoration of implants, temporomandibular joint disorder, and rehabilitation of occlusion with prostheses* all fall under the field of prosthodontics.

4.    Restores optimum appearance and function to your smile.



* Prosthesis [pros-the´sis] (pl. prosthe´ses) (Gr.) an artificial substitute for a missing part, such as an eye, limb, or tooth, used for both functional or cosmetic reasons.