What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a type of dentist who specializes in the restoration and the replacement of the teeth. After completing four years of dental school, Prosthodontists receive an extra four years of specialized training in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited graduate program. Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the ADA.
Prosthodontists offer the most advanced form of sequencing treatment, restorative treatment and maintenance. They also perform an esthetically higher level of implantology and full mouth reconstruction. A dental school graduate seeking a career as a prosthodontist must attend an additional three to four years of schooling in an ADA-approved program.
The American Dental Association states that a prosthodontist is an expert in “restoring natural teeth or replacing missing teeth”. This means that most dental services like fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, and cosmetic dentistry are services that a prosthodontist performs. Some additional services like extractions and simple surgery are also done. In addition, maintaining a healthy smile is an important part of dental care, so cleanings, preventive care, and exams are offered as well.
Prosthodontic treatments include the following:
- Dental Veneers and Other Bonded Restorations
- Ceramic and Metal Ceramic Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Removable Complete Dentures
- Removable Partial Dentures
- Fixed Partial Dentures
Contact Advanced Dental Center and make an appointment with Dr. Christine Hopkins, Prosthodontist at 972-781-0209. Visit her website at https://www.theadcsmile.com and learn more about her practice.