Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry dealing with the replacement of teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial means.

A Prosthodontist is a dentist trained in a wide range of techniques used to replace missing or damaged teeth. These include bridges, crowns, cosmetic fillings, and dentures, as well as teeth whitening and veneers.

However, Specialist Prosthodontists / Periodontist are specifically qualified to place dental implants. The most common type of implant is a Root Replacement made of titanium alloy. These are surgically implanted in the jaw, and after an appropriate healing time, can be capped with crowns, dentures, bridges or other dental prosthetics.