What is a Prosthodontist? – Understanding the Basics

It surprises some people to learn about the different types of oral health care providers. Among them, a prosthodontist is one of the most important and most visited. That’s because a prosthodontist works to give you the smile you want through a number of different procedures. They are experts in oral reconstruction and in various cosmetic procedures as well. With that in mind, learning more about what a prosthodontist is could help give you the knowledge that you need to really regain the smile you thought was impossible to have. Here’s a closer look at a prosthodontist and what they do. A prosthodontist is a dental care expert who has undergone an additional three years of dental training beyond the standard dental training. Some even go further and train for one more year to become maxillofacial prosthodontists. These experts are able to provide help with face and neck issues and can even help apply prosthetic ears or eyes. But most visit a prosthodontist for the dental care and with good reason. They can provide a wide range of services to rebuild your smile and give you back your self-confidence. That’s well worth scheduling an appointment for in most cases. When you visit a prosthodontist, there are a number of different things they may do for you. One of the main ones will be the application of partials, dentures, or implants. Those missing teeth will often want some form of replacement not only for appearances, but so that they are able to speak and eat properly. The prosthodontist can provide plenty of options and ensure your smile looks perfect again. They will explain the different options to you, answer questions, and help you determine which solution is right for you. Prosthodontists also handle other oral issues like veneers. Veneers are cosmetic appliances applied to the teeth and bonded to them. They improve the look of the mouth by improving the shape, look, and alignment of the teeth as well as giving them an upgrade in color. Crowns and bridges are also usually handled by a prosthodontist. In short, if there’s something you don’t like about your smile, there’s a good chance it’s a prosthodontist you need to visit in order to correct the issue. They’re experts that millions rely on.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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