A Prosthodontist undertakes the process of rebuilding or replacement of missing teeth. They are trained to deal with the aesthetic and functional challenges that replacement of teeth present.
A Specialist Prosthodontist can be required for more complex restorative cases. For example, those involving severe tooth wear, replacing multiple missing teeth, or in aesthetically demanding cases. A specialist prosthodontist will be able to plan and execute very complex cases in a structured and predictable manner.
Examples of fixed options involve the use of white fillings, crowns, onlays, veneers and bridgework that can be placed on teeth or dental implants. Removable options involve partial or full dentures that can also utilise dental implants to enhance their retention and support (if required).
As expected with all types of prosthetic work, Prosthodontists also address and deal with complications that can happen.
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is also better known as Root Canal Treatment. Root Canal Treatment becomes necessary when the nerve of a tooth becomes irreversibly damaged, and therefore has to be surgically removed.
Periodontal disease affects the gums, bone and other supporting tissues of the teeth. Most individuals suffer gum inflammation from time to time, around 10% of the population appear to suffer from the more severe forms.