What is prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty recognized by the ADA. This field of dentistry is related to the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. It includes crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, etc.

What are the common types of prosthodontic services?

The most common types of prosthodontic services include:

Dental Implants: Dental implants help in providing a foundation for teeth replacement. They are the closest thing available to your natural teeth. With dental implants, you can regain the ability to eat anything and smile confidently, also preserving the facial contours. The implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone in areas of tooth loss.

Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. Veneers are an ideal option to improve your smile, and they are quite popular because of their simplicity and versatility.

Dentures: Partial or full dentures offer a removable teeth replacement option. This treatment is recommended for patients who are missing several or all of their teeth.

Dental Crowns: Sometimes called a “cap”, a crown covers a damaged tooth completely. The crowns fit the base of the gum tightly and protect the tooth structure. Dental crowns are a natural-looking, comfortable, and a long-time solution for teeth that are cracked, broken, or excessively decayed.

Bridges: A bridge is an appliance used to treat consecutive tooth loss. This restoration includes crowns, which serve as anchors, and artificial teeth, which fill in the gap.

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