What Is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a specialist in the restoration and replacement of broken and missing teeth. Their training lasts an additional three years after the required four years of general dental school. During that time, they are taught in greater detail both removable and fixed prosthodontics.
There are two ways to replace missing teeth:
Removable prosthodontics are appliances that the patients themselves can take in and out of their mouth, such as dentures and partial dentures.
Fixed prosthodontics are restorations that the patient cannot take in and out, such as veneers, crowns, bridges and implants.