From crowns and bridges to dentures and implants, prosthodontists have an in-depth knowledge of healthy mouths and smiles.

The American College of Prosthodontics describes these practitioners as "dental specialists in the restoration and replacement of teeth." Their advanced training prepares them to not only build dentures and fit patients with bridges, but also means they can provide help to people with TMD, jaw joint problems, and traumatic injuries to the mouth's structure and/or teeth. They are also able to treat people with snoring or sleep disorders, as well as provide continuing care and reconstruction after oral cancer.

Prosthodontists must complete three additional years of advanced training in an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program after completing dental school.

For more information about becoming a dentist, visit the American Dental Association website or