Prosthodontists are dentists who specialize in the esthetic restoration of decayed, worn, fractured, discolored and crooked teeth with veneers, inlays, onlays and crowns. They are also experts in the replacement of teeth with bridges, dentures and dental implants. Prosthodontists are trained to diagnose and treat traumatic injuries and birth defects to teeth and related structures, jaw joint problems, snoring and sleep disorders and oral cancer reconstruction. Prosthodontists are dental specialists who can restore optimum function and appearance to your smile.
The entry level as a specialist in prosthodontics in Canada requires a candidate to pass the Royal College of Dentists of Canada Fellowship examinations (RCDC). These examinations are designed to evaluate the candidate's ability to demonstrate expertise in prosthodontics consistent with the high standards of practice recognized by the RCDC. The standards used by the examiners in judging a candidates performance is the reasonable, ethical and prudent practice of prosthodontics in Canada for the diagnosis, preservation, restoration and maintenance of oral and contiguous structures (teeth and jaws).
Why is this important to you?
Patients are referred to Prosthodontists by their Dentists based on a number of factors that make their restorative dental treatment complex or complicated beyond the perceived skill level of the general Dentist. Prosthetic and restorative dentistry has greatly changed over the years with improved dental materials, instruments and techniques that require advanced knowledge and skill. Your Prosthodontist will deliver a sound diagnosis and develop a thorough treatment plan, followed by careful and skilful execution of the plan, including routine maintenance.