A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating complex dental and facial issues, including restoring and replacing lost or damaged teeth with artificial devices. They are highly trained in dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, jaw disorders and more. A dental technician is someone who builds and repairs dentures and dental appliances, such as mouth guards, crowns, and more. They usually work in a laboratory, where they can specialize in partial and full dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic appliances, implants, or ceramics.
A dentist is qualified to administer all types of dental treatments, including dentures. A dentist can diagnose the problem and determine which teeth are healthy enough to be saved and which teeth could be used to hold partial dentures. Dentists can perform repair work to prepare teeth to support partial dentures. They could also remove any teeth that cannot be saved to provide the patient with a durable solution for their teeth and dentures.
A person who makes dentures is called a prosthodontist. These professionals attend dental school just like family dentists, but they attend another three years of study to learn how to create oral prostheses.