Introduction to Specialty
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty responsible for the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of patients with complex clinical conditions using biocompatible substitutes, including implants, to restore missing or deficient teeth and/or craniofacial tissues in esthetics and function. Prosthodontics training requires extensive and combined knowledges in oral anatomy, oral physiology, materials science, occlusion, esthetics, and head and neck oncology.
Prosthodontics can be divided into two major categories by its function and forms, which is fixed and removable prosthodontics. Removable prosthodontics can be further divided into partial and complete prosthodontics. Prosthodontics also include maxillofacial prosthodontics for facial defect, Geriatric dentistry to adapt aging society, implant dentistry, and esthetic dentistry whose needs are consistently growing.