Who is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontics is the speciality field of dentistry that relates to the rebuilding of natural teeth and the restoring of missing teeth with prosthetic replacements.

A prosthodontist is a dentist who has undergone a further three years of intense formal training beyond their time in dental school. This training focuses on understanding the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacement.

This means that Prosthodontists are capable of undertaking a variety of procedures ranging in complexity from fitting a crown for a damaged tooth, to completing full mouth reconstructions.

Prosthodontists are qualified and capable of offering state-of-the-art care and are recognized by the Australian Dental Association.

When you need to see a Prosthodontist

As mentioned above Prosthodontists specialize in managing exceptionally complicated oral problems, especially repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth. A Prosthodontist can help you if:

  • You want to repair a damaged smile,
  • You want to improve aesthetics,
  • You want dental implants,
  • You need a crown to repair a damaged tooth,
  • You need a dental bridge to replace a lost or in some cases a series of lost teeth; or
  • You need dentures.

Prosthodontists are capable of assisting you with a variety of dental needs and are specialists in making sure you have a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.

Prosthodontic Services

The kind of specialist work that prosthodontists can undertake include:

  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Complex care management that involves multiple specialists
  • Complete fixed and removable dentures
  • Partial removable dentures
  • Replacing lost teeth
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Repairing existing teeth
  • Meeting the special needs of geriatric patients
  • Children born with a cleft palate or missing teeth
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome/disorder
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Snoring and sleep disorders
  • Maxillofacial prosthetic procedures such as oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care