Prosthodontics, is one of the 13 official dental specialities recognised by the General Dental Council UK. All accredited dental specialists are listed on the General Dental Council website www.gdc-uk.org. This list helps patients make an informed decision when they are looking for appropriately trained dentists to manage their dental care.
Prosthodontics as a discipline pertains to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues.
A Prosthodontist is a specialist dentist who has spent an additional 3-4 years in full-time study. Prosthodontists are trained to restore your mouth comprehensively using specialist knowledge and skills together with the latest techniques and modern materials.
Patients contemplating dental treatment which may require the use of dental implants, the extensive use of veneers as part of a smile ‘makeover’, and treatment that involves major changes of the dentition are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of a prosthodontist in order to obtain the most appropriate, comprehensive and individually tailored solution to their dental needs. The aim is to get your mouth fully restored to optimal function and appearance and in so doing, help you to maintain your teeth and any prosthesis for as long as possible and minimise the need for future dental treatment.
Treatments that fall under the expertise of a prosthodontist include:
Patients may also be seen by a prosthodontist for a second opinion, regarding proposed treatment plans. Dental care is about keeping people pain-free and healthy. Any dental treatment undertaken should always be safe, conservative, predictable, patient directed and closely monitored by the dentist.
Each patient that is treated is unique and all the treatments provided are bespoke and tailored to specifically meet the individual needs of each patient. Following a detailed examination and consultation, all the treatment options available to manage an individual case will be discussed together with an accurate estimate of the costs associated with each treatment.
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Last updated: Dec 2016