A prosthodontist is a specialized dentist with advanced training in the repair of broken or failing teeth. This additional training is a minimum of 3 years beyond dental school and must be completed in an accredited program. Training focuses on the diagnosis, treatment planning, and delivery of highly nuanced limited care (just one or a few teeth) or comprehensive dental rehabilitation (full mouth). Prosthodontists are the experts when it comes to repairing and replacing broken or missing teeth.
Many prosthodontists are also required to earn a Masters degree as a part of their prosthodontic training. Although not required, some prosthodontists chose to take an additional rigorous examination to become board certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics, a prestigious and challenging accomplishment. (Dr. Charette has successfully earned both a Master’s degree and Board Certification.)
Prosthodontists are the recognized experts when it comes to implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and the replacement of missing or broken down teeth. In addition to tooth loss, other oral structures, such as bone and soft tissue, may be lost as well. Prosthodontists are highly trained in managing bone and soft tissues to repair facial esthetics and natural facial form.
Bottom line, prosthodontists are the experts when it comes to the functional and esthetic replacement of teeth and supporting structures.
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