What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is a dental specialty branch of dentistry that is devoted to the restoration and maintenance of oral health, function and aesthetics through the reconstruction of compromised teeth and the replacement of missing teeth and oral and maxillofacial tissues – as defined by Dental Board of Australia (AHPRA).
It encompasses a wide range of prosthodontic treatment techniques – which may be collectively described as “Reconstructive, Aesthetic or Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry”.
Treatments provided at Perth Prosthodontics include:
- Simple fillings to Complex Full Mouth Dental Rehabilitation
- Ceramic or Porcelain Veneers
- Inlays and Onlays
- Tooth Whitening
- Crown and Bridgework – Tooth and Dental Implants
- Complete (Full) and Partial Removable Dentures
- Implant Overdentures
- Management of Worn and Broken Down Teeth
- Management of Congenital and Developmental Defects of Teeth and Jaw
Why see a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontists are often considered THE ARCHITECTS of the dental treatment plan, who regularly lead teams of general dentists, dental specialists and other allied health professionals to develop treatment solutions for your specific dental needs.
The level of complexity in some clinical conditions may require the management by a clinician who have formally undertaken a Masters or Doctorate degree in Prosthodontics.
With rigorous training and a good comprehension in state-of-the-art techniques & latest research evidence based dental procedures, a prosthodontist is specifically trained to provide the highest possible quality of dental care for those with complex and challenging dental function and aesthetic (cosmetic) needs.
What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who primarily focuses on “Reconstructive, Aesthetic or Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry” with a minimum of three years full time advanced prosthodontic training in a university postgraduate program in addition to a Bachelor degree of a general dentist; leading to a Masters or Doctorate degree in Prosthodontics.
An Australian board-certified prosthodontist is qualified and has met the requirements set out in the Dental Board of Australia (DBA)’s specialist registration standard. To check whether your dentist is an Australian board certified prosthodontist in Australia, please visit AHPRA online register: