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What Is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the maintenance and restoration of oral appearance, comfort, and function with prostheses. The prostheses may include crowns, caps, removable dentures, etc. Implants may support or retain these fittings.

A prosthodontist is a dentist that specializes in prosthodontics. They undergo extra training for about three years after completing the curriculum for dentists to specialize in this area.

Prosthodontics has subspecialties, such as: 

  • Fixed prosthodontics


  • Removable prosthodontics


  • Implant prosthodontics


  • Maxillofacial prosthodontics

The most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today include Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Implants, Inlays and Onlays, Composite Filling, Bonding, and Crown.


Conditions and Diseases Managed by Prosthodontists

A prosthodontist can help identify the following dental issues.

  • Manage injured, lost, or decayed teeth

  • Replace teeth with prosthetic replacements

  • Regain chewing or speaking difficulties caused by tooth loss

  • Guide you on caring for tooth implants and necessary oral hygiene to prevent the need for more intervention

  • Manage problems caused by temporomandibular joint issues

  • Address cosmetic issues caused by tooth loss

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How a Prosthodontist Differs From Other Dental Specialists

Prosthodontists are the experts that deal with any replacements in your mouth. They can replace one tooth, many teeth, all teeth, or gums. While other dentists can perform these treatments, a prosthodontist specializes in this care. They have the essential extra training and practice needed to fix dental issues with prostheses.


Receive Prosthodontic Services

Executive Dental Studio is a leading dental clinic in Cranford, NJ. Our specialist helps to satisfy your dental need. Once you visit us, our team will review your dental history, examine your condition, and recommend the best prosthodontic treatments.

Contact us today to discover more about our prosthodontic treatments.

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