What is the difference between an orthodontist and a prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists have state-of-the-art tools and are constantly trained in the newest forms of treatment. A prosthodontic specialist can also work with children who have missing or severely damaged teeth due to genetics or poor dental care. Unlike general dentists, prosthodontists specialize in repairing natural teeth and replacing missing teeth. Missing and extracted (extracted) teeth are replaced by artificial teeth (dentures), dental implants, caps, or crowns.

Specially trained prosthodontists also work with people with head and neck deformities, replacing missing parts of the jaw and face. Prosthodontics and orthodontics are dental specialties followed by prosthodontists and orthodontists, respectively. The advantage of orthodontists and prosthodontists is that they can practice in both aesthetic and general dental clinics. It has been said that orthodontists treat problem teeth that exist, while prosthodontists treat problematic teeth that no longer exist.

If you have missing teeth or suffer from crooked teeth, you'll need to see an orthodontist or prosthodontist. Your general dentist will refer you to an orthodontist or prosthodontist if they can't resolve your dental problem. The biggest difference between a prosthodontist and a general dentist is that the prosthodontist is responsible for replacing teeth and restoring oral health and function throughout the mouth.