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What is a Prosthodontist?

A prosthodontist is a dentist who has received advanced training to specialize in the esthetic restoration and replacement of damaged or missing teeth. Prosthodontists like Dr. Allport focus on rebuilding smiles after even severe damage, helping teeth look and function their very best once again. In order to become a prosthodontist, dentists must undergo three years of additional education after graduating from dental school to earn their title.

The American Dental Association recognizes nine specialties in dentistry, and prosthodontics is one of them. Some of the most common prosthodontic procedures include crowns, bridges, complete and partial dentures, and especially dental implants. Because the latter closely mimics the natural structure of a missing tooth — replacing the visible crown as well as its supporting root — a prosthodontist will usually begin tooth replacement treatment plans by evaluating the patient’s eligibility for dental implants.

While many general dentists are able to provide some restorative services or special therapies as needed on a case-by-case basis, prosthodontists offer patients truly comprehensive care for complete oral rehabilitation. Families and individuals in Dayton and surrounding communities trust Dr. Allport for his superior, specialized care.

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