PROSTHODONTICS also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry is the area of dentistry pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, aesthetics and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing teeth, deficient teeth and/or compromised maxilla-facial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.
Prosthodontics has an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment planning of patients who have complex dental needs and on providing treatment services that primarily involve the repair or replacement of natural teeth with a plethora of treatment options.
Prosthodontics involves a number of disciplines including; full coverage crowns, partial coverage restorations, fixed partial dentures (Bridges), porcelain veneers, laminates, componeers, resin bonded bridges, removable prosthesis, removable partial dentures, removable complete dentures, tooth based over-dentures, implant-based prosthesis, implant supported fixed prosthesis, implant retained over-dentures, management of Temporo-mandibular disorders, maxilla-facial prosthetics, Dental material science, Dental laboratory knowledge and technology and many others.
The application of dental implant therapy to patients with prosthodontic needs has perhaps been the greatest advance both to the patient as well as the prosthodontist.
Application of theory as it relates to effective practice, treatment policy development and collaboration with latest and innovative protocols, inventories and machineries, pushes and prepares the department and its members to face the challenges of the ever developing world.
Through a unique blend of curricular, experiential and research programs delivered within a student-centric culture. The department of Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Oral Implantology, prepares the under graduate and post-graduate students for successful careers in a global society.
This speciality is here to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in dental education, research and clinical care.