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Difference Between a Prosthodontist and an Orthodontist

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Dr. Castellon
Difference Between a Prosthodontist and an OrthodontistProsthodontists and orthodontists are both experts in the dentistry field. Unlike general dentists, these specialists have proficient knowledge and skills in dentistry. These specialists undergo additional training three years after the regular dentist training to fit these roles.

Key Differences Between Prosthodontists and Orthodontists

Orthodontists perform procedures to correct poor alignment, teeth positioning, and face and jaw structure. They use braces to provide an appealing look and required feeling for your teeth to achieve this. If your teeth require alignment or you've problematic jaws, an orthodontist will perform such a role best.

On the other hand, Prosthodontists focus on replacing missing tooth or teeth to compact your dental function. Missing a tooth or two will contribute to issues related to eating and communication. Other than lack of self-confidence when smiling, missing a tooth can contribute to additional problems. Thus, they may require to be replaced with prosthetic elements such as bridges, caps, and crowns. Prosthodontists are specialists that can offer such procedures.

Upon viewing an orthodontist or prosthodontist, you should realize that they are a talented individual. Combining these two techniques helps manage multiple dental complications. No matter how hard the issue may appear, the practitioners are well-fit to handle them easily. Also, they are well-skilled in suggesting therapeutic and preventive approaches that will mitigate dental problems.

Who is Good: A Prosthodontist or an Orthodontist?

Although both are concerned with your teeth, the two perform different but almost similar roles. Prosthodontists are suitable for teeth replacement, fixed partial dentures, root canal therapy, crowns, bridges, and fixed partial dentures. They will perfectly replace your teeth and fix your smell. On the other hand, if you seek teeth realignment and repositioning, orthodontists are well-fit for this role. They cater to young and adult needs by installing braces alongside other ways to realign your teeth. We can help you determine the type of dental professional you need, please come see us for more information.

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