PROSTHODONTISTS are experts in cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. They make smiles look beautiful and function the way they should. After completing four years of dental school, Prosthodontists complete an additional three years of specialized training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate programs. These graduate programs provide residents with expanded knowledge in cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry as well as the biological background necessary to make smiles functional as well as beautiful. Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the ADA. Board certification is awarded through the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP) and requires successful completion of a four part written and oral examination. Find out if your Prosthodontist is Board Certified by clicking here.
Prosthodontists are trained to manage simple as well as complex dental treatment. From patients requiring routine care to those needing complete reconstruction, prosthodontists have the special skills needed to make smiles the best they can be! Prosthodontists typically treat patients needing complex care in a team approach with other specialists such as oral surgeons, endodontists, orthodontists, and periodontists. This interdisciplinary care philosophy affords patients the highest level of treatment and provide the most consistent results.
Making an educated choice when choosing a dental healthcare professional can be a confusing task in today’s information rich world. You know that if you need your wisdom teeth extracted, you would visit an oral surgeon. If you need braces, an orthodontist would be the right choice. But did you know that if you need a single crown or a complete smile rejuvenation, a PROSTHODONTIST can provide more consistent results at the highest skill level?