Prosthodontics is one of nine Dental specialties recognized in Canada.
Prosthodontics is concerned with the diagnosis, restoration and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health by the restoration of natural teeth and/ or replacement of missing teeth and tissues with artificial substitutes.
Who is a Prosthodontist?
A Prosthodontist is a Dentist who specializes in the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontists receive three years of additional training after dental school, and are recognized in Canada through specialty examination with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Additional training for Prosthodontists is earned through an accredited Hospital or University-based program. Training is focused on Prosthetic Dentistry through comprehensive reviews of the Dental literature, in depth review of Dental materials, Specialty focused lectures, advanced and complex treatment planning and clinical treatment of patients, and laboratory experience in fabricating Prosthetic Dental restorations.
A Prosthodontist is the skilled Dental architect who understands your treatment needs, and can restore optimum function and appearance to your smile.
Why choose a Prosthodontist?
You will want to choose a prosthodontist if you have worn or damaged teeth; are unsatisfied with the appearance and function of your teeth; are missing one or more teeth; are interested in dental implants; you wear dentures or removable partial dentures; or you want to optimize the aesthetics of your smile.