A Prosthodontist is a highly specialized dentist who has undertaken an additional three (3) years of advanced training after graduating from dental school. The speciality of prosthodontics entails comprehensive oral rehabilitation of diseased, damaged and missing oral structures (soft and hard tissues). A prosthodontist is a dental specialist formally trained in:
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Reconstructive Dentistry
- Implant Dentistry
The prosthodontist is considered the lead doctor in major reconstructive cases. Treatment begins with him diagnosing the problems and developing the treatment plan. He then establishes the roles of the other specialists that will be involved with treatment. He eventually finalizes the form, function and aesthetics of the patients oral apparatus.