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Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of the patient by restoring natural teeth and / or replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes.
(Approved by the ADA May, 1976)

 CAREER DESCRIPTION:

    Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that brings a variety of options for solving problems, whether of one or a few teeth or replace them altogether. Crowns will act as "splints", which together have weakened, damaged or teeth treated recently. They cover the entire tooth, from the gumline.

    Bridges consists of a pontic or false tooth located on the site of the missing. They are held together by the crowns on one or both sides of missing teeth. Veneers are thin shells of ceramic bonded to the front of teeth to cover the gaps, chips or stains.

    Prosthodontics Dental implants are natural to replace missing teeth. They are embedded in the gums or bone, which then grows around the implant, allowing him to eventually function as a normal tooth.

    The Prosthodontics are removable substitutions for missing teeth, can be partial, as in cases where there are one or a few teeth missing, or completely, as in cases where all missing teeth.

    Prosthodontics also deals with reconstruction after injury or oral cancer, as well as problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or snoring.

 CAREER REQUIREMENTS:

    The program has duration of 33-36 months, leading to a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a master's degree in science. It consists of the work of teaching basic science, clinical and related to all aspects of the prosthesis to include fixed prosthetics, removable prostheses, prosthetic implant, and maxillofacial prosthetics. Graduates are qualified to take the exam of the American Board of Prosthodontics.