What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is a dental specialty recognised by the General Dental Council and concerned with the design, manufacture and fitting of artificial replacements (ie. prosthetics) for teeth and other parts of the mouth.
In order to qualify and register as a Specialist Prosthodontist, a dentist must spend an additional 3 years in a rigorous full-time clinical training and subsequently be examined by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Bespoke Planning and Treatment
The focus of Prosthodontics is on the final restoration and how to successfully plan and execute treatment to achieve the best results.
To achieve optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes requires in depth understanding of the entire mouth as whole in a macro sense and the forward looking ability to see the consequences of any treatment or modification, rather than a micro view limited to an individual tooth.
Consequently, it is our Specialist Prosthodontist that will typically produce comprehensive plans for complex multi-disciplinary treatments that incorporate the skills of other specialties.
Her training ensures that the latest techniques are followed, and modern materials are utilised in accordance with evidence-based methods, resulting in the best function and appearance that can be achieved.
Why Consult a Specialist Prosthodontist?
Often, a Specialist Prosthodontist can offer bespoke options that would not be possible elsewhere or tailored fit due to high level of experience and skill.
Ultimately, this may also be ‘the last resort’ for patients experiencing failing teeth or prosthesis where previous restorative work has been unsuccessful.
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