Prosthodontics is a dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association that deals with cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and temporomandibular joint disorders. 

What is a Prosthodontist and why choose one? 

A prosthodontist is a dentist who has specialized in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is an expert in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures and temperomandibular disorders. Prosthodontist have completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. 

Prosthodontists provide an extremely high level of care to patients with missing teeth, or who have significant damage to their existing teeth. They are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating many diverse and complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics. A critical partner in providing these services is the dental laboratory. Prosthodontists work only with laboratories that demand the finest quality and the most precise work available. This attention to detail and the experience of the lab is important to providing the best for prosthodontists' patients. 

In summation, prosthodontists can be considered to be the "quarterback" of the dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists and other health professionals to develop solutions for your dental needs. Essentially, prosthodontist are THE recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth. 

For more information please visit GoToAPro.org, the official website of the ACP (American College of Prosthodontists). Here is a link for you convenience:http://www.gotoapro.org/common-questions/