If you haven’t heard of a prosthodontist before, you’re not alone. It’s basically a specialized form of dentistry that involves treating people who have missing or weakened teeth or other issues affecting their oral health. Here’s a brief look at what a prosthodontist does and how to select one.
Prosthodontist – Education and Training
Like other areas of dentistry, someone interested in becoming a prosthodontist needs to undergo a lot of education and training. They have to have completed dental school as well as three years in a graduate program. A prosthodontist has extensive training in not only dental implants, but also dentures, bridges, crowns and more.
If you need something replaced in your mouth, that’s when you need a prosthodontist. This is true whether you need several new teeth or just one tooth.
Choosing a Prosthodontist
You need to do some research when it comes to selecting a prosthodontist – just like you would your family dentist. If you have a complex dental condition, you’ll want someone who is up-to-date on the latest procedures and techniques.
Look around online to find different prosthodontists in your area. They should have detailed information on their training as well as experience. Also, look at review sites online to see what others are saying about the professionals you’re considering. If you know someone who has had to use a prosthodontist in the past, ask him or her if they would recommend the one who provided their services.
Angleton Family Dental has a prosthodontist on staff who can take care of all your cosmetic or restorative dentistry needs. Learn more by calling (979) 308-4450 or contacting us online.