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June 30, 2017

What is a Prosthodontist?

A Prosthodontist is a board-registered specialist who is skilled in the replacement of missing teeth (and associated tissues) and the restoration of natural teeth.

To become a board-registered specialist prosthodontist in Australia, after graduating as a qualified dentist, they must then undertake further full-time training in a University master’s degree programme. The programme takes a minimum of three years and involves further study in all areas of dentistry.

November 18, 2016

A case example of two porcelain crowns placed to improve aesthetics.

Image 1 –  The two upper central teeth have been previously heavily filled. The colour, shape and size is inconsistent with the other teeth and the interproximal gum is puffy due to the plaque retentive margins of the filling material.

November 3, 2016

A bridge is a series of crowns made together with a false tooth (a pontic) suspended between the abutment teeth (natural teeth on either side). They are an excellent fixed prosthesis option for replacing one or more missing teeth and can be completed in two appointments.