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Everything You Need to Know About Prosthodontics

Posted on 5/1/2024 by Front Desk
3d rendering of a dental implantProsthodontics is a special type of dentistry whose main role is to replace your damaged or missing teeth. Some typical prosthodontics treatments in the dental field include crowns, dentures, bridges, and implants. Here is everything you need to know about prosthodontics:

Overview of Prosthodontics

This branch of dentistry aims to engineer dental prosthetics for your missing or damaged teeth. It helps to treat many dental issues, such as missing teeth, damaged teeth, TMJ pain, or cosmetic concerns. Our dentist will comprehensively check the nature of your dental formula and determine the best type of artificial teeth for your needs.

Common Types of Prosthodontic Treatment

Most of the tooth replacement options available in the market are prosthodontics types. Our general dentist or prosthodontist will offer most of these procedures. Some of the common treatment options include:

Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also referred to as a cap, primarily covers your damaged tooth. You will need this treatment if your teeth crack or decay beyond what a regular filling can repair.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge will help to replace missing teeth. It is made of crowns and artificial teeth, also known as the pontics. Once the dental bridges are placed, your adjacent healthy teeth will help to anchor the crowns in position, and the artificial teeth can fill the gap left behind by the missing teeth.


Dentures can either be full or partial. The primary goal of a full denture is to replace an entire arch of your missing teeth, while partial ones are ideal if you have several missing teeth but not in an arch.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are posts that help to replace the missing roots of your teeth. They are made of either ceramic or titanium. Our dental providers strategically place them on your jawbone so they can work as the roots of artificial teeth.

If you have missing teeth, our prosthodontists can offer many prosthodontic treatment options. Once you schedule an appointment with us, we will find your best options.

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