What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist specializes in restoring and enhancing smiles to their highest capacity.

Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, restoration, and replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontists can restore oral function through the placement of restorations or prostheses (dentures, crowns, implants, etc.).

Advanced training beyond dental school gives prosthodontists the additional skills needed to treat complex cases and help patients achieve maximum aesthetics and comprehensive oral health.

This specialized training must be completed at an ADA-accredited prosthodontic education program. This is where prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating multiple, diverse, and complex dental conditions. They will also learn how to restore the optimum function and aesthetics of a smile.

Prosthodontic treatment can literally redesign your smile with a number of different services including dental veneers, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening, dental bridges, and dental crowns. Call our office at C. Alan McQuigg, DDS, MS Phone Number (417) 623-8232 to schedule an appointment today!