In our modern society, oral deterioration and loss of teeth are often the consequence of dental caries (cavities) and periodontal disease (gum disease). Other causes could include oral cancer, trauma and behavioral conditions such as teeth grinding. As a consequence, it can leave a patient with impaired esthetics, compromised chewing function, psychological discomfort and negatively affect quality of life.
The Prosthodontist's role as the ?oral architect" of the dental team means that they develop treatment plans and synchronise treatment sequences with dental/medical specialists as well as with general dentists in order to provide the most comprehensive care to patients. The clinical expertise of the Prosthodontist consists mainly of two components:
- Diagnosis, treatment planning and prevention
- Dental treatment with a wide repertoire of solutions including fillings, dentures, veneers, crowns, bridges, splints/nightguards, implants and cosmetic dentistry