WHAT IS A PROSTHODONTIST?
Simply put, a prosthodontist is a dental specialist that focuses on treating complex dental problems using the latest technology and dental implants. Prosthodontists are highly trained in all aspects of full mouth reconstructions and cosmetic dentistry using dental implants. They focus on creating comfortable, beautiful, and healthy smiles for patients who have conditions with missing or deficient teeth.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PROSTHODONTIST AND AN ORAL SURGEON?
Though the work that prosthodontist and oral surgeons do overlap at times, they are two distinct dental specialists. The main difference between the two is that prosthodontists focus on the diagnosis, treatment planning, and replacement of teeth, while oral surgeons perform the surgical phases of treatment, including bone grafting, dental implant placement, jaw reconstruction, and extractions.
DENTAL IMPLANTS AT CCOFS
Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery partners with prosthodontists on complex implant cases to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. Both specialists work together to ensure the treatment planning is precise, and the results delivered are the most natural-looking and highest quality permanent teeth replacements.