A dentist who has successfully completed an advanced education program in prosthodontics that is accredited by the commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

The dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth.

Simply put, a prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in fixing broken teeth and replacing lost teeth.

Due to the 3 years of training we go through AFTER dental school we are the best trained dentists in restoring the appearance and function of your mouth.  In fact, general dentists often refer their most difficult and challenging patients to a prosthodontist.  In addition, many of us spend time educating general dentists by giving continuing education lectures.  When it comes to missing teeth or broken teeth you can trust that a prosthodontist knows the latest and most successful therapies for your situation.

The additional training for prosthodontists is earned through a hospital or university based program accredited by the American Dental Association. The training includes reviews of the literature, lectures, treatment of patients and laboratory experience in fabricating restorations.  Programs are generally three years in duration.  To graduate from one of these programs is a tremedous accomplishment.  Presently there are about 2000 prosthodontists in the entire United States of America.

Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Graduate programs in prosthodontics include classroom lectures and seminars, laboratory and clinical training in esthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures, congenital or birth anomalies to teeth, snoring, sleep disorders, and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care. Prosthodontists are masters of complete oral rehabilitation.
of the American College of Prosthodontists
of the American College of Prosthodontists
Crowns and bridges
Dental Implants
Removable partial dentures
Complete Dentures