Prosthodontic training involves a minimum of 3 years beyond dental school. Prosthodontists receive advanced academic and clinical mentoring in the treatment of dental patients. This specialty training involves the rehabilitation of smiles through the use of veneers, bonding, crowns, bridges, implants or dentures.
The goal of a prosthodontist
The goal of any prosthodontic treatment is to identify and treat dental diseases. It is important to know the patient’s requirements and provide necessary restorations, both functional and cosmetic. A thorough understanding of the biomechanics of jaw movements is imperative to the long-term success of any case.
Most patients recognize their cosmetic dental needs, but rarely understand the true basis of their dental problems. Some dentists promote themselves as “cosmetic” dentists. Prosthodontists have the training and experience to apply sound functional therapy, anatomic understanding and artistic impression to every care.