Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that studies the diagnosis, treatment planning and replacement of patient’s missing teeth. Prosthodontists use different dental treatments to restore aesthetics and function. Dentures, partial dentures, fixed bridges, implant retained/supported dentures, veneers, crowns and implants are some them. It is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. To become one, a dentist has to apply to an accredited dental school, go through rigorous interviews and evaluations, be admitted to the program and complete three years of full time training. This training consists of Classic and Contemporary prosthodontics literature review, dental research, multi-specialty treatment planning sessions, dental lab sessions, teaching sessions and direct one on one patient care. This training allows these specialists to function as the architects of a treatment plan. They work closely with other dental specialties to assure the treatment plan will be executed properly. Prosthodontists often get the patients that general dentists consider too complex for their dexterity and knowledge. If you believe you are in need of one of them, you are in the right place. Dr. Luperon will be more than glad to help you to improve your smile. You just have to contact us; we will be waiting for you.
By Bolivar Luperon