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A Prosthodontist is a specialist in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry, one who has spent an additional four years in full- time study (after completion of General Dentistry) advancing his skills and ability in diagnosing, planning and treating complex cases. The focus is placed on the replacement of missing parts of the dentition and related structures.
A Prosthodontist is a master of Smile Analysis and design relating the appearance to the function of the oral cavity. All must be in optimal working order as well as aesthetically appealing. A successful outcome is dependent on astute diagnostic skills and attention to detail.
Specialist dental treatment often requires the intervention of a number of different disciplines such as Periodontal (gum), Orthodontic, Endodontic (root treatment), Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery or Prosthodontics.
The Prosthodontist is the “co-ordinator” in multi-disciplinary dentistry and should be consulted first.
Patients are referred to a Prosthodontist for complex and advanced dentistry.
Rehabilitative Therapy in the following cases requires Prosthodontic treatment:
Multiple missing teeth (or absence of all teeth)
Fractured or broken teeth
Crowded or overlapping teeth
“Bad bites” i.e. when the upper and lower teeth are in poor alignment with each other
Failure of previous dental treatment
A combination of the above
Please visit the “gallery” to view examples of the above.
Although you are usually referred to one, you may also choose to be treated by a prosthodontist depending on your needs and demands. Treatment may vary from a single inlay, veneer, crown or dental implant to a combination of these. (As listed under “Restoring & Creating” on our home page).
Please visit our “Gallery” to view before and after images of some of our patients, ranging from simple to complex treatments.