Prosthodontists are certified specialists in implant, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry.
Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth – they make smiles look beautiful and function the way they should. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists. Prosthodontists can restore oral function through the placement of restorations (fillings, crown/bridges) or prostheses (dentures, crowns, implants, etc.). Extensive training and experience give prosthodontists a unique understanding of restoring the dynamics of a smile and healthy mouth with the creation of tooth prostheses. Becoming a prosthodontist requires an additional three years of specialty training after obtaining a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. This specialized training must be completed at an Canadian accredited prosthodontic education program. This is where prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating multiple, diverse, and complex dental conditions. They will also learn how to restore the optimum function and aesthetics of a smile.