What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontist. Pron: [pros-thuhdon-tist]

“…prostho” means replacement and “dontist” means dealing with teeth…”

Prosthodontists are highly qualified dental specialists who provide full mouth reconstruction as well as cosmetic and restorative implant dentistry. So if you’re missing teeth or have any complex issues with broken or worn down teeth, a prosthodontist is exactly who you need to see. And, no referral is required.

A prosthodontist has the highest possible qualification a professional can achieve in cosmetic dentistry. Prosthodontics is one of 13 dental specialties recognised by the Dental Board of Australia and involves the rehabilitation of oral health, function and aesthetics through the restoration of broken down or worn teeth and the replacement of missing teeth.

The term “prostho” means replacement and “dontist” means dealing with teeth. Essentially, this means that prosthodontists are the recognised experts when anything needs replacing in your mouth. ‘Replacement’ could be single or multiple teeth, all teeth or gums in the mouth. A prosthodontist may also treat any of the following:

          • your bite (malocclusion)
          • severely worn down teeth (through grinding or clenching) or broken teeth
          • place or repair dental implants
          • attach crowns or bridges
          • provide ceramic or porcelain veneers and dentures
          • provide implant overdentures
          • perform the all on four dental implants procedure
          • managing developmental and congenital defects of the jaw and teeth
          • inlays and onlays
          • complex for mouth dental rehabilitation
          • smile makeovers
          • prevent the wear and tear of your teeth from grinding or clenching
          • teeth-whitening

At Aria Dental Perth, Specialist Prosthodontist Dr Michael Zaninovich leads our team of dentists and specialists. As a specialist in prosthodontics, he can perform full mouth rehabilitation with optimal aesthetic and functional results. In the majority of cases, he will be involved in both the treatment planning and surgical execution to maximise the success of your implant procedure.

Patients across Western Australia use our clinic’s dental implant services. Due to our Perth CBD location, we are particularly accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.

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