What is a Prosthodontist?

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A prosthodontist is a dentist who is trained in the specialty branch of dentistry focused on the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of patients with dental conditions such as:

  • Missing teeth

  • Excessively worn or broken teeth

  • An aesthetically displeasing smile

  • A general inability to adequately chew food properly.  

Prosthodontics is one of 9 dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA).  Prosthodontists receive 3 years of rigorous advanced training in addition to their dental degree.