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What is a prosthodontist?

What is a Prosthodontist?

I diagnose with care. You and I plan your dentistry. Maintaining biology, Improving aesthetics, comfort and function. Improving your quality of life.

"A Specialist Prosthodontist is a Commonwealth Government accredited dental specialist, trained and qualified to perform reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry. Many like to think of Prosthodontists as the "architect" of a dental treatment plan. They regularly lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions for your dental needs.

Before Prosthodontics is used to correct dental mistakes

Before prosthodontist corrects dental mistakes

Prosthodontists are trained to manage the most complex of dental restorative cases. From patients requiring rehabilitation after a traumatic injury to creating new smiles for those born with genetic facial deficits, prosthodontists have the special skills needed to restore smiles to the best they can be.

Close up of before Prosthodontics is used to correct dental mistakes

Close up of patient before prosthodontist corrects dental mistakes

In Australia, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) states that the "Specialist Prosthodontist" title can only be used by those accredited to practice in the recognised Speciality of Prosthodontics."

Before Prosthodontics is used to correct dental mistakes

After Dr Sarkis Nalbandian corrected dental mistakes

A prosthodontist specialises in reconstructive dentistry, using prosthetic teeth to restore both tooth functionality and the aesthetics. I work to restore natural teeth where possible, as conserving your own teeth is not only better for your health, but will be better for your pocket.

Specialist Areas

Prosthodontists are best used when you require missing teeth and connected tissue to be replaced and want it done by a board-registered specialist, all in one place.

Close up of before Prosthodontics is used to correct unplanned dentistry

Close up of patient before prosthodontist corrects unplanned dentistry

As a prosthodontist I can help you with many issues you may have, but here are a few common areas:

This is not to say that general dentists cannot assist in some of these areas, however, depending on the complexity of your case you may want to see me for many of the same reasons you see any specialist – I have specialist knowledge and skill that goes beyond a general practitioner who has to have a much broader interest of practice.

After Prosthodontist corrects unplanned dentistry

After Dr Sarkis Nalbandian corrected unplanned dentistry

Advantages of Seeing a Prosthodontist

As a specialist I offer some fundamental differences from general dentists. Firstly, my education is far more extensive, with years of extra training in my area of specialised choice and I continue to extend my knowledge and skills in this specialised area.

You can also feel secure in knowing that as a specialist, I have seen many cases with your particular challenge, whilst the generalist may not have had such extensive experience with your particular problem.

Before Prosthodontist corrects failed dentistry

Patient before prosthodontist corrects failed dentistry

The second advantage is that I will have access to all the necessary equipment. With every patient requiring something different, it is difficult for a general dentist to own and operate all the different equipment needed to treat your case.

When it comes to your medical needs, you want the most skilled and experienced person to deal with your dental objectives.

After Prosthodontist corrects failed dentistry

After Dr Sarkis Nalbandian corrected failed dentistry

Thank you for taking the time to explore this information. I hope this gives you an idea of what I can do for you if you are having difficulty and need help, because there is always hope.

Dr. Sarkis Nalbandian
Visiting Professor YSMU
Specialist Prosthodontist & Implant Surgeon
B.D.S. (Hons), Dip. Clin. Dent. (Oral Implants) Uni Syd, M. Clin. Dent (Prosth) King’s College, Uni London
D. Clin. Dent (Prosth) Uni Syd, FRACDS, MRACD (Prosth) FIADE, FPFA

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