Prosthodontics: Prosthodontics is that branch of dentistry pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral functions, comfort, appearance and health of the patient by the restoration of natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes.
A prosthodontist is a specialist in the restoration and replacement of broken and missing teeth. Their training lasts an additional four years after five years of dental school. During that time, they are taught in greater detail both removable and fixed prosthodontics.
When Dentists promote Prosthodontic Dentistry they are generally including the following services: