Prosthodontics (Pros-tho-don-tics), also known as prosthetic dentistry, is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Prosthodontists complete four years of dental school and then continue on for an additional three years of intense specialized training at an American Dental Association accredited graduate program. Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth with both fixed and removable appliances. They make smiles beautiful and function the way they should and are trained to provide the very highest level of dental care.
Many like to think of Prosthodontists as the "quarterback" as they manage dental treatment plans. They regularly lead teams of dental specialists and other health professionals to develop solutions for multifaceted dental needs. Prosthodontists are also considered "architects" in the restoration and rehabilitation of complex restorative treatment plans. A Prosthodontist has rigorous training and experience and a special understanding of the dynamics of the smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacements.
If you are seeking esthetic or reconstructive dental work, Dr. Schmidt, as a Prosthodontist, is qualified to offer the following services:
- Full mouth rehabilitation
- Dental implant restorations
- Crowns, veneers, and bridges
- Implant dentures
- Partial dentures
- Onlays, inlays, and fillings
- Complex care management involving multiple specialists
- Special needs of geriatric patients
- Treatment of traumatic injuries
- Cleft palate or congenitally missing teeth
For a complete list of services offered by Dr. Schmidt, please visit our Services Offered Page.