Prosthodontics is a major dental specialty. A prosthodontist specializes in making prosthesis and fake teeth. He/she focuses on restoring damaged and missing teeth with certain custom-made appliances like dentures, veneers, crowns, bridges. He/she is also the one to perform the popular ‘Dental Implant Surgery’. They could also help in treating facial anatomy abnormalities i.e. head & neck deformities.
Why to Visit a Prosthodontist?
A smile, healthy mouth and creating lost tooth have much value and importance, a Prosthodontist understands that. People respect & expect a great deal from Prosthodontists because of the type of surgeries they perform. Today’s world doesn’t have a shortage of look-conscious patients. It is really beneficial to consult a specialist when you have ‘reasonable doubt’ in your mind.
A general dentist could perform reconstructive work after a month-long course. But it really depends on your choice. Do you prefer a specialist with appropriate skills & knowledge or do you want a general treatment? A Prosthodontist’s experience is necessary during delicate surgeries.
What Prosthodontists Perform
A Prosthodontist performs a number of vital surgeries that are prominent in the profession. They go through a training procedure that gives them precise ways to deal with esthetic procedures. Some major services offered by them are:
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Replacing lost tooth
- Special treatment of geriatric patients
- Dental implant surgeries
- Complex care management
- Traumatic injuries
- Maxillofacial prosthetic features like oral cancer reconstruction
- Treating children with cleft palate/missing teeth
- Treating sleep disorders and snoring
- Complete & removable partial dentures