What is Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty primarily concerned with the restoration and replacement of lost or damaged teeth. Prosthodontics is one of the branches of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses (crowns, bridges, dentures) which may be fixed or removable, or may be supported and retained by implants.
A Prosthodontist is a specialist dentist who deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by bridges, dentures or prostheses. They receive an additional three years of training after dental school to specialize in this field.
There is a common assumption that people only lose teeth as they get older. However, there are many different ways that a person can lose their teeth irrespective of age with causes such as periodontal disease (gum disease), dental caries (tooth decay), damage through trauma and inadequate or failed dental work. Shanti dentals knows once a tooth has been lost it needs replacing for two primary and important reasons; functionality and aesthetics. By optimally restoring the teeth and smile you improve dental health and self-confidence. At shanti dentals there are a number of solutions to missing teeth and we always offer the optimum long-term treatment for the individual patient according his or her needs, dental condition and budget.
- Dental implant supported crowns or bridges
- All on 4 implants
- Fixed bridges
- Removable dentures
Replacing missing teeth improves a smile and helps to support the overall structure of the mouth and the shape of the face. Here at shanti dentals we are creating healthy, vibrant and more youthful appearances through high end techniques, skills and attention to detail.