Prosthodontists are dental specialists who treat patients in need of comprehensive care to crown teeth badly damaged by wear or trauma or to replace missing teeth with bridges, partial or complete dentures or implant restorations. Our residents are dentists who have returned to dental school for specialty training. They work closely with other UT Dentistry specialty clinics to coordinate preliminary treatments that may be required to prepare the mouth for prosthodontic restoration. For example, if you have badly worn teeth, you may require preliminary orthodontic or periodontic treatment to change the position of your teeth or expose more of your tooth to idealize the crowns that will follow. Similarly, our residents closely coordinate surgical placement of implants in anticipation of restoration in our clinic.