Prosthodontics

Q-What is prosthodontics?
A--Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and parts of the jaw (often using dentures or bridges).

Q-What is a prosthodontist?
A--A Prosthodontist is a dental professional who creates, restores, and replaces human teeth.  After completing four years of dental school, a prosthodontist has completes three additional years of additional training in a post-doctoral program.

Q-What are dentures?
A--Dentures are a partial or complete set of artificial teeth used to occupy the upper or lower jaw, usually attached to a plate.  Simply put, dentures are a set of false teeth.

Q-Who needs dentures?
A--If you have lost most or all of your teeth, you are a perfect candidate for complete dentures.  If you still have some natural teeth remaining, a partial denture is recommended to help improve chewing ability, speech, and support for facial muscles.