A prosthodontist specializes in restoring and replacing compromised teeth to optimize the appearance and function of your smile. Prosthodontic specialists receive several years of additional training beyond dental school to perfect the art and science of fabricating lifelike dental restorations. To provide comprehensive prosthodontic services, tooth replacement often involves the restoration of dental implants which support dental prostheses in the same way that roots support your natural teeth.
Dental prosthetics are only effective if they restore your proper bite function. Therefore, creating lifelike prostheses requires an understanding of how teeth interact with your surrounding oral and facial structures. Prosthodontic specialists are experts at more than just rebuilding smiles, they also reestablish the vital functions of your teeth and their ability to support your surrounding tissues and facial structures.