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"A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontists receive two or three years of additional training after dental school, and restore optimum appearance and function to your smile. 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. A prosthodontist is the skilled architect who can restore optimum function and appearance to your smile."
(American College of Prosthodontists)
Oral rehabilitation is the process of returning the smile (broken down by wear, neglect or trauma) to its natural form and function. It is a complex process unique to each patient and, to be done well, it requires the doctor to know the patient and his or her situation before rehabilitation can be initiated.
Dental implants provide a new foundation for dental prosthetics. Biocompatible titanium screws replace missing tooth roots so that prosthetic teeth can be retained and supported more strongly than in cases where teeth have been lost. Dental prosthetics are connected to dental implants in order to allow dental implants to look and function similar to natural teeth.
Dentures are prosthetic or 'false' teeth and, if not made well, or in a nonadaptive patient, they may be difficult to wear. Implant dentures are dentures that receive additional retention by connection to dental implants. However, the foundation for good implant dentures is a good denture.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), commonly referred to as “TMJ”, are a group of disorders of the musculoskeletal components of the chewing muscles. A TMD may present with multiple symptoms, e.g. clicking or popping of the jaw joints, pain in jaw muscles or joints, a change in bite, locking of the jaws, etc., and may have one or multiple causes. Management of TMD’s requires proper diagnosis.

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