What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists deal with the restoration of natural teeth, and replacement of missing or removed teeth. Restorative treatments range from simple to complex, and include popular dental services including crowns, bridges, implants, and various styles of dentures.


Why See a Prosthodontist Instead of a General Dentist?

Seeing a general dentist for regular checkups and cleanings is important. However, there are times when patients can benefit from seeing a specialist who focuses intensely on a specific aspect of dentistry. For restorative work, it’s hard to beat working with a team that has years of experience and training in the field of prosthodontics.

Dental Crowns, Bridges, and Implants


Dental crowns are a functional solution for teeth with extensive external decay. Convincingly mimicking the look of natural, healthy teeth, crowns preserve the core and root of your natural tooth. This is beneficial because keeping the root structure helps keep the jaw and surrounding teeth stable. With proper care and good oral hygiene, crowns can last a lifetime.


A dental bridge is a form of tooth restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. Like a bridge for cars, replacement teeth span a gap and are supported on either side by existing, natural teeth. The replacement teeth are engineered from durable materials and then glued into place.


In many cases, adding dental implants offer a better alternative to traditional bridges, because implants help eliminate stress on surrounding teeth when chewing. Carefully placed in the bone of empty spaces, implants mimic the roots of teeth. They bear the load that the natural teeth used to hold, sparing the nearby teeth from excess stress and wear.

Modern porcelains produce a life-like result that are nearly impossible to distinguish from your original, natural teeth. In some cases, two implants may be used to build a bridge spanning from one solid titanium piece to another. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures.

Dental Implants

Same-Day Implants

Traditionally, implants required multiple, lengthy trips to your local dentist. Advances in dental technology now make it possible for experienced prosthodontists, like those at Downtown Dental Specialty, to assess, plan, create, and set implants all in one day.

Patients don’t have to worry about long wait times and temporary solutions while their permanent teeth are being fabricated. Now, implant candidates leave with a completely new smile, from start to finish, in a single trip.

Full and Partial Dentures

Dentures offer an affordable way to replace any number of missing teeth in your mouth. They have a long history of success and continue to be a viable way to rebuild your smile.

Full dentures provide value when a person is missing all of their natural teeth, while partial dentures replace only certain missing teeth to eliminate gaps and improve chewing. Denture treatment is customized specifically to each patient.

We specialize in removable partial dentures, complete dentures, and implant-supported overdentures.

Prosthodontics at Downtown Dental Specialty

At Downtown, we’re your tooth repair specialists! We are not general dentists. Instead, we focus on specialized treatments, including all things related to repairing and replacing teeth. That way you get the very best prosthodontic care around. Have questions? Give us a call.