Prosthodontics is the dental specialty primarily concerned with the restoration and replacement of lost or damaged teeth.
A prosthodontist uses dental materials to restore or replace teeth and missing tissues. Prosthodontists have an understanding of all the elements of a person's smile – not just the teeth, but also the gums, lips, and facial features. When it comes to planning and carrying out complex dental treatments, a team of dental specialists in different fields is often required. In many cases, that team is led by the prosthodontist.
Prosthodontics is available as a subject of study for the:
- Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent)
For further information about Prosthodontics see Faculty of Dentistry.