Who Is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who:

  • Receives three years of additional training after dental school in a fulltime residency program
  • Specializes in the restoration of damaged teeth and replacement of missing teeth
  • Restores optimal function to your teeth and optimal appearance to your smile
  • Manages jaw joint (TMJ) problems and concerns related to facial pain
  • Provides prosthetic replacements for missing oral, head and/or neck structures related to cancer, trauma, or birth defects
  • Specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth.
  • 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.