What is a Prosthodontist?
prostho - relating to prosthetic devices to replace or repair teeth and/or oral tissues.
dontist - an oral health health care professional (dentist).
A Prosthodontist specializes in that part of dentistry pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health by the replacement of missing teeth and tissues with artificial substitutes such as crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures, and implant prostheses.
Prosthodontists are diagnostic and treatment planning experts who commonly deal with complex cases, and coordinate referrals to other specialists as needed. Dental cosmetics, such as bleaching and veneers and the correct working of a person's bite and jaw (TMD) joints are also in their area of expertise.