What is a Prosthodontist?

Implant, Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. As one of the nine American Dental Association (ADA) recognized dental specialties, extensive training and education is required to be a prosthodontist.

Areas of Expertise of a Prosthodontist
  • Esthetic dentistry (crowns, veneers, tooth-colored restorations, and whitening procedures)
  • Implant Dentistry – Dr. Horton was trained in BOTH the surgical placement and restorative aspects of implant dentistry, such as implant-assisted overdentures and implant-supported fixed “hybrid” dentures. Prosthodontics is the only dental specialty that requires training in residency for BOTH surgical and restorative implant dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry (crowns, bridges, dentures, traumatic injuries to the teeth, and complex rehabilitations)
  • TMJ-related disorders, including orofacial and jaw-related pain disorders

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