Treatments for Tooth Loss
Prosthodontics is one of nine recognized dental specialties in Canada. Prosthodontists aim to restore oral function, comfort, and aesthetics in the oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes.
In Canada, prosthodontists are required to complete an advanced training program in the field of prosthodontics after they complete dental school. They are focused on the restoration or replacement of missing teeth or damaged teeth, as well as conditions that affect the soft tissue of the mouth and face.
Although general dentists can perform some of the procedures a prosthodontist performs, our dentists will often refer patients to a specialist when there are complex factors involved or if a complicated treatment plan is necessary.
Dental Prosthodontic Treatments
Prosthodontists are concerned with reconstruction of the teeth and maxillofacial tissues. Their main focus is on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries, conditions, and diseases that affect the oral cavity and the surrounding area. A prosthodontist will assess the condition of your oral health and create a comprehensive treatment plan based on your specific needs. This may include any of the following procedures:
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Bonding
Other Conditions & Treatments
Prosthodontists may also be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of other disorders, including head and neck cancer, traumatic injuries, and cleft palate.