For those of you lucky enough to not have any major dental issues, you may not have ever heard of a prosthodontist or know how they differ from a cosmetic dentist. Following we will discuss the differences between prosthodontist and cosmetic dentist so you know what they do and who you may need to see for your dental needs.


The major differences between prosthodontist and cosmetic dentist are their level of expertise.
Cosmetic dentist is not a recognised dental specialty but rather a lay persons or slang term for a general dentist who is focused on offering treatments which enhance the aesthetics of one’s smile.
Prosthodontics is the specialised field in dentistry that uses prosthetic dental restorations (these can be removable or permanent) to repair damage and a variety of other dental related issues. Prosthodontic treatments can be done for both cosmetic and functional reasons. The procedures and restorations that they can perform include: crowns, veneers, dental implants, inlays, onlays, dentures, bridges and plenty more.
Prosthodontists must also complete a minimum of 3 years of full- time, advanced dentistry training in a graduate program that is accredited by the Australian Dental Council (ADC). After they complete this advanced training, they are registered with the Dental Board of Australia in the field of prosthodontics.


Here at Manningham Dental Specialists, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to handle any kind of treatment that our prosthodontist may need to perform. Compared with other, regular dental offices who are not as extensively equipped and may have to refer you to another surgery or even perform the treatment in a hospital.

Now that you understand the differences between prosthodontist and cosmetic dentist, you can better determine which one you may need to see for your dental need. For enquiries on any of our dental treatments, whether you need a prosthodontist or regular dentist, give our friendly reception team a call today.