Prosthodontistry involves replacement or restoration teeth which are damaged, missing, or had to be removed (extracted), as well as treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).
Several different types of restoration are common. Removable dentures and partial dentures are used when all or many of the upper or lower teeth, need to be replaced.
Where one or a few teeth are missing with healthy teeth on either side, permanent bridges may be used. Implants can be used for permanent replacement of one or more individual teeth.
Restoration of existing teeth can be accomplished with crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays.