Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment planning of patients who have complex dental needs and who provide treatment services that primarily involve the repair or replacement of natural teeth with a variety of fixed or removable prosthetic options. A prosthodontist attends three years of extended training in various areas of restorative dentistry. It includes dental implants, crowns, bridges, complete dentures, partial dentures, aesthetics, occlusion, and facial and dental birth developmental defects. They are trained in the technical aspects of laboratory fabrication of complex dental prosthetics and complex restoration of dental and facial aesthetics.
During this two-day course of didactic and hands-on training, you will not only gain the knowledge on HOW to provide fixed dental implant therapies but WHEN and WHY these therapies could and should be considered. A prosthodontist is a dental expert with three years of additional training beyond dental school.CONTACT US
Dr. Charette’s vision for this course was born out of his desire to enable general dentist to provide higher levels of care for the benefit of their patients and their practices. This course was designed with the understanding that in order for any provider to be successful with prosthodontic level cases, they need to be able to do more than follow the steps. Thus, the course focuses on the diagnosis and treatment planning as well as the execution. Being a prosthodontist means understanding what needs to be done, why it should be done, when it should be done, and how it is done. Dr. Charette has committed himself to teaching others the what, why, when, and how of high level dentistry in a clear and concise course designed with his student’s experience in mind.
When Should Dental Implants be Considered?
Versatile Treatment. Dental implant can replace one or many missing teeth from accidental avulsion, or loss due to gum disease. A thorough examination of the smile is required to determine whether a dental implant is best to restore the smile.
Why Should Dental Therapy Be Considered?
Better Appearance. Loss on entire tooth shrinks the jawbone. It causes the face to look older. Dental implants can stop it while a traditional denture or bridge won’t.
Preserve Natural Teeth. Traditional dental bridges use neighbouring healthy teeth as anchors. Dental implants don’t modify healthy teeth.
Solution for Life. A dental implant is stable with no adjustments required afterwards. There are no loose parts to worry, and it lasts for a lifetime.
Who Is the Right Candidate?
Patients who have missed one or more teeth, the dental implant is the most effective tooth replacement procedure. The deciding factor is the amount of bone available. Dental and health history has to be evaluated before performing the procedure on older patients.