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What is a Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is one of the ten recognized specialties in dentistry. It requires 3-5 years of additional training after dental school. Prosthodonitcs is the specialty that covers the art and science of replacing teeth, bone and gum tissue using synthetic materials such as porcelain or pink acrylic resin. Dr. K. Michael Murphy is a prosthodontist.
Realm of Prosthodontist
The realm of the prosthodontist ranges from single crowns (caps) or veneers to complex full mouth reconstructions crowning all teeth and often using implants to support crowns and bridges. The prosthodontist is the quarterback in complex multi-specialty dental reconstructions resulting from trauma, congenital defects, generalized severe tooth wear, or tooth loss secondary to periodontal disease or caries (cavities). If your mouth needs crowns or veneers or implants make sure to see a prosthodontist for a consult first.
For more information from the American College of Prosthodontics try this link: gotoapro.org
For more information on Prosthodontics in Baltimore, MD call K. Michael Murphy and Associates, LLC at 410-235-1233 today!