Who is a Prosthodontist? A dentist who specializes in reconstructive and esthetic dentistry. Prothodontists provide a wide range of services from cosmetic treatments such as: whitening, bonding, veneers, and tooth reshaping, to restorative procedures such as crowns, bridges, inlays, and implants, as well as reconstructive surgeries for cleft palates, Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (TMJ), sleep apnea, traumatic injury, or congenital abnormalities. Implants, Dentures. How to find a Prosthodontist? It's estimated there are 3,200 prosthodontists in the US. You can find a local prosthodontist from your general dentist, local dentistry schools, or sites like Free Dentist Finder. You can also check with your dental insurance company, as they may only work with certain prosthodontist in your area. Be sure to check your State Dentistry Board or the American College of Prosthodontists to ensure that the prosthodontist you choose is properly licensed. Ask about your prospective prosthodontist's experience, thoroughness of practice, photos of previous patients, use of new technology (i.e laser, caries detection devices, CAD/CAM restoration, intraoral imaging), plan of action for your teeth (tooth shape/size/color, intraoral photos, x-rays, cast impressions, smile design, and computer preview), "bedside" manner, emergency care options, and of course financing/costs.