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 prosthodontist is a professional who has gone through additional training to become an expert in the field of dentures. Dentures are artificial teeth that are used to replace missing teeth.
They can be full or partial, depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced. A full denture replaces all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, while a partial denture replaces only some of the teeth. Dentures are made by a dental technician, who is someone who builds and repairs dentures and other dental appliances. They usually work in a laboratory, where they 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. Prosthodontists are highly trained professionals who specialize in making custom-fitted dentures for their patients.