Prosthodontics is one of the branches of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses (crowns, bridges, dentures) which may be fixed or removable, or may be supported and retained by implants.
A Prosthodontist is a specialist dentist who deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by bridges, dentures or prostheses. They receive an additional three years of training after dental school to specialize in this field. Prosthodontics is a broad specialty and the subspecialties are:
- ● Fixed Prosthodontics
- ● Removable Prosthodontics
- ● Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
- ● Implant Prosthodontics