Noun the branch of dentistry that deals with the design, manufacture, and placement of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. Prosthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry dedicated to manufacturing dental prostheses (artificial teeth) for damaged or missing teeth. The word “prosthodontics” comes from the words “prosthesis”, which means replacement, and “dontist”, which means teeth.
The most common concern that occurs after the placement of a dental implant is an infection. This is actually the most common problem affecting patients after any surgical procedure.
Noun the branch of dentistry that deals with the structures that surround and support the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants.