Department of Prosthodontics
The Department of Periodontics provides periodontal education to undergraduate dental students.
Prosthodontics is that branch of dentistry which deals with the restoration and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient by the restoration of the missing natural teeth. It also deals with the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes. This discipline includes Fixed, Removable, Maxillofacial and Implant Prosthodontics.
The main aim of Prosthodontics is to improve the dentally crippled patient with artificial substitutes to improve their appearance and their masticatory efficiency. A good, well made denture reduces loss of bone, maintains good health and prevents future health problems in advanced age groups. Implantology is a recently developed branch of restoring missing single or multiple teeth with highly predictable rates of success.
The area in which the Prosthodontist specializes are:
It is that branch of Prosthodontics concerned with the replacement of teeth and contiguous structures for patients who have few or no teeth at all, with the help of artificial substitutes that are removable from the mouth. Such prostheses include complete and partial removable dentures.
It is that branch of Prosthodontics concerned with the restoration and/or replacement of teeth by artificial substitutes, which are not removable from the mouth. Such restorations include crowns, fixed partial dentures (bridges), esthetic veneers, and restoring surgically placed implants. Implant Prosthodontics
It is that branch that deals with dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement crown or bridge in place. The treatment can be more conservative than the traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Maxillofacial prosthodontics is concerned with the prosthodontic management of patients who present with congenital or acquired problems in the maxillofacial region. Their role involves the fabrication of specialized prostheses such as maxillary obturators which are specialized removable dentures which plug defects in the upper jaw which are caused by the removal of tumors or are present from birth due to cleft palate. They are also involved in the replacement of missing teeth and facial structures such as eyes, ears and noses.
Maxillofacial prosthodontists will often use osseointegrated implants in order to retain parts of the appliance. Treatment is multidisciplinary, involving oral and maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, ear, nose and throat surgeons, oncologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists Prosthodontists have the advanced knowledge necessary to help provide treatment for birth defects such as cleft palate, conditions such as traumatic injury, and complex restorations for patients who have undergone surgical or radiation treatment for cancerDepartment Profile:
The Department of Prosthodontics has teaching programme of 895 hours in the BDS curriculum. As per the Department is well staffed, and well equipped to meet this huge responsibility. Spread over 5,500 sq ft, the department is equipped with more than 34 dental chairs, and a special implant clinic with all the facilities. It has a very well designed dental lab with all the latest, state of the art equipment to provide best services to the patients. The lab is well staffed with talented technicians, and they are all under control of Professor to maintain the quality of work. The Department treats about 20-35 patients per day, with all different types of cases.
The undergraduate students have excellent clinical materials to learn all the treatment modalities in Prosthodontics under the continuous guidance and supervision of dedicated staff.