Frequently Asked Questions About ​Prosthodontic Treatments

At Fairfield Dental Arts, we are proud to offer prosthodontic treatments. We get questions about this field of dentistry often. We are here to answer your questions and set the record straight.

Question #1: What is a prosthodonist?
Let’s start with the basics. Many people do not know what a prosthodonist is. Quite simply, a prosthodonist specialize in the restoration of teeth and jaw structures with artificial materials. To become a prosthodonist, you must complete 3-4 years of extensive training from the American Dental Association.

Question #2: What is the benefit of using a prosthodonist?
Prosthodonists are known as experts in dental restoration and rehabilitation. Due to their extensive training, prosthodonist can perform a variety of procedures. They are highly skilled with dentures, removable partial dentures, crowns, bridges, caps, veneers, and dental implants.

Question #3: Is there a difference between a prosthodontist and a cosmetic dentist?
Yes. The American Dental Association does not have cosmetic dentistry listed as a specialty. Cosmetic dentists can receive training through weekend or week long seminars. Prosthodonists, on the other hand, spend 3-4 years perfecting their craft.

If you need any prosthodontic treatments, turn to Fairfield Dental Arts. We have extensive training in this field. Give us a call at 203-254-3780 today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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