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What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a highly educated dental specialist dedicated to the health of your entire mouth. Prosthodontists take a whole mouth approach, undergoing intense training beyond general dentistry to focus on some of the most advanced procedures in dentistry. They perform cosmetic procedures to enhance the appearance of your smile and restorative procedures to help patients with missing or damaged teeth. Prosthodontists don’t just make teeth look better, they help your whole mouth function better too.

Prosthodontist vs. General Dentist

Many people don’t know the difference between a general dentist and a prosthodontist. Whilst some general dentists perform cosmetic and restorative dentistry, there is a significantly different level of skill and expertise between a general dentist and a prosthodontist. Having completed 3 or more years of specialized training, prosthodontists are well versed in cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. They are uniquely qualified to perform cosmetic dentistry and advanced restorative dental procedures like dental implants and full-mouth reconstruction.

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