Prosthetic Dentistry

Prosthodontics is one the recognised dentistry specialities that is recognised by the major governing dental association across the world such as the American Dental Association, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the complete process of diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating a person to either regain or enhance all of their dental functions, from a functional as well an aesthetic point of view. Prosthodontists use various techniques as well as a wide array of substitute materials to build up tooth matter and tissue such that it achieves the desired effects. Prosthodontists are the type of dentists that you need to visit if you have some sort of pre-existing condition that has led to or caused a dental problem for you. Prosthodontists can help you if you were born with some sort of birth defect or medical condition that has impeded or negatively affected the formation of your teeth and surroundings areas. Additionally, cosmetic dental surgery and all cosmetic procedures that have a cosmetic element also fall under the banner of prosthodontic dentistry. Cosmetic procedures include correcting dental problems that may not necessarily impede the functionality of your teeth but are not aesthetically pleasing or satisfactory. Examples of cosmetic procedures include common functions such as teeth whitening, closing the gap between visible teeth, and so on and so forth.

Commonly treated conditions and treatment modalities used in prosthetic surgery include, but are not limited to:

– Bonded composite restorations

– Porcelain Veneers

– Dental Implants

– Crowns and Bridgework

– Full mouth rehabilitation

– Smile design

– Enhancements for aged teeth

– Removable, partial or complete dentures

– Treatment of jaw disorders

– Snoring and sleep apnoea appliances

– Whitening