Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry dealing with the replacement of teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial means.
A Prosthodontist is a dentist trained in a wide range of techniques used to replace missing or damaged teeth. These include bridges, crowns, cosmetic fillings, and dentures, as well as teeth whitening and veneers.
However, Specialist Prosthodontists / Periodontist are specifically qualified to place dental implants. The most common type of implant is a Root Replacement made of titanium alloy. These are surgically implanted in the jaw, and after an appropriate healing time, can be capped with crowns, dentures, bridges or other dental prosthetics.
Our Specialists can also help with the residual effects of radiotherapy, for example in treating head and neck cancer where bone and gum are destroyed. We can re-create the form and function that has been lost due to disease and help improve your quality of life. Preserving the form and function of the body is a vital consideration for maintaining the quality of life and Prosthodontics can help in rebuilding the damage which this disease can leave in its wake. With our treatment the ability to properly chew and swallow unaided can be restored.
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