Prosthodontics is the “the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.” It can also be defined as, the branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses (complete denture, Removable partial denture ,crown &bridge) which may be fixed or removable or may be supported and retained by implants.
Prosthodontist is a specialist dentist who deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth and jaws structures by bridges, dentures and prostheses.they receive an additional training of three years after B.D.S to specialize in this field.
Another important aspect of prosthodontics is Maxillofacial prosthetics, which is a highly specialized branch dealing with rehabilitation of patient with congenital and acquired defects. This speciality also contribute significantly towards the management of Temperomandibular disorders.
EQUIPMENTS AVAILABLE IN THE DEPARTMENT
- Casting Lab
- Ceramic Lab
- Physio Dispenser
- Implant Systems
TREATMENT PROCEDURE UNDERTAKEN
- Complete denture
- Removable partial denture
- Crown &Bridge :metal crowns, Porcelain fused to metal crowns ,metal free crowns
- Maxillofacial prosthesis : Obturators
- Implant supported dentures
- Full mouth rehabilitation