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What is a Prosthodontist?

Simply put, a prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in fixing broken teeth and replacing lost teeth.
Due to the 3 years of training they go through AFTER dental school they are often the best trained dentists in restoring the appearance and function of your mouth.  In fact, general dentists often refer their most difficult and challenging patients to a prosthodontist.  In addition, many Prosthodontists spend time educating general dentists by giving continuing education lectures.  When it comes to missing teeth or broken teeth you can trust that a prosthodontist knows the latest and most successful therapies for your situation. 
The additional training for prosthodontists is earned through a hospital or university based program accredited by the American Dental Association. The training includes reviews of the literature, lectures, treatment of patients and laboratory experience in fabricating restorations.  Programs are generally three years in duration.  To graduate from one of these programs is a tremendous accomplishment.  Presently there are about 2000 prosthodontists in the entire United States of America.
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Graduate programs in prosthodontics include classroom lectures and seminars, laboratory and clinical training in esthetics/cosmetics, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and removable partial dentures, dental implants, TMD-jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures, congenital or birth anomalies to teeth, snoring, sleep disorders, and oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care. Prosthodontists are masters of complete oral rehabilitation. 
Wisconsin Dental Solutions is proud to have a team of professional who are trained to incorporate prosthetic dental restorations as part of the entirety of complex dental cases. Their advanced training helps them to create innovative treatment options for patients with advanced dental needs.  Call today for a FREE Consultation with the dentists at Wisconsin Dental Solutions at 608-834-6321!

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