Dr. Bartosz Leończak with the patient
What is prosthetics?
Prosthodontics is a recognized dental specialty that includes diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health in patients suffering from clinical conditions related to missing or damaged teeth and oral and maxillofacial tissues.
Who is a prosthetist?
A prosthodontist is a qualified dentist who has graduated from dental school and completed at least three years of specialized training on a CODA-accredited postgraduate program in prosthodontics. Their specialization includes the treatment and restoration of problematic dental and facial conditions, including the restoration of missing tooth and jaw structures. Prosthodontists have in-depth knowledge in the field of cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, as well as temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD) and more.
How does a prosthodontist differ from other dentists and dental specialists?
The word “prostho” means “replacement” and “donta” refers to “dental treatment”. Prosthodontists are specialists who are considered experts when it comes to replacing any structure in the mouth. These may be single teeth, multiple teeth, or even all teeth and gums. Although other dentists may perform some of these procedures, prosthodontists are specialists who specialize in this type of care.
Prosthodontists receive advanced training in tooth restoration and replacement. They are leaders in dental treatment planning and often lead teams of general dentists, other specialists and medical staff to deliver solutions appropriate to patient needs.
Why is it worth choosing a prosthodontist?
The choice of a prosthodontist is justified due to his advanced education, effectiveness and specialist knowledge combined with modern technology. Prosthodontists are extensively trained in the latest techniques and procedures for treating complex dental cases, restoring optimal function and aesthetics.
Their rigorous training and experience gives them a unique understanding of the dynamics of smiling and maintaining a healthy mouth.
Who is a dental technician?
A dental laboratory technician is a qualified specialist who, based on designs and instructions provided by a prosthodontist, deals with the production of prosthetic restorations, crowns, bridges and dentures.