What’s A Prosthodontist? The Most Common FAQs

If you’re interested in dental implants in Woburn, Winchester, or Burlington, you’ve probably heard the term “prosthodontist”.  Before you settle on a dental office for your implant treatment or other dental prosthesis, you should know the difference between a general dentist and a prosthodontist.   

Dr. Talar Guldalian and the team at Nova Dental specialize in restorative dental treatments, and we’re here to answer a few common questions about prosthodontists:

What Is A Prosthodontist?

The term “prosthodontist” has its roots in Latin. It’s derived from the word “prosthesis”, which means attachment or addition, and the word “odont” which means tooth. Therefore, as the name suggests, a prosthodontist is a dentist who has undergone specialized training related to the restoration, treatment, and replacement of damaged teeth.

Prosthodontic treatment includes dental implants, inlays and onlays, dental bonding, dental crowns and bridges, and even some cosmetic procedures like veneers. A prosthodontist is trained to deliver exceptional results when treating damaged teeth.

While all general dentists are, technically, qualified to perform these procedures, you will find that a specialized prosthodontist will be able to deliver superior results.

How Are Prosthodontists Trained And Certified?

Prosthodontists receive extensive training in restorative treatments. In order to become board-certified, prosthodontists undergo at least three additional years of ADA-accredited schooling and on-the-job training. This means that all prosthodontists have in-depth experience with complicated dental issues, and can create specialized, custom treatment plans that will deliver superior results.

Why Should I Choose A Prosthodontist?

There are a few reasons that to choose a certified, qualified prosthodontist for restorative dentistry. They are highly-qualified specialists, and typically have experience with modern best practices and dental technology, which leads to better results.

In addition, prosthodontists have experience with complicated treatments that require multiple procedures, so they are a better choice if you need a smile makeover or full mouth restoration. Your denture, bridge, or implant will fit properly and last longer, ensuring that your smile remains beautiful and functional for years to come.

Learn More About Prosthodontics At Nova Dental!

Dr. Talar Guldalian is a board-certified, expert prosthodontist. If you need restorative dentistry in Woburn or anywhere else in Massachusetts, Nova Dental can help with specialized care and beautiful results. If you would like to learn more, contact us now at (781) 369-5722, or stop by our office at 304 Cambridge Road, Suite 340, Woburn, MA 01801. We’re always accepting new patients, and we hope to see you soon!