What is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the only dental specialty dedicated to aesthetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry. 

There are nine dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association and the American Dental AssociationProsthodontics being one of them. It is the only specialty dedicated to aesthetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry. Prosthodontists have three years of additional training beyond that of General Dentists in areas of cosmetic and restorative dentistry that includes: crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implants, veneers, dental and facial birth and developmental defects, trauma, and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.  Prosthodontists are also highly trained in the technical aspects of laboratory fabrication of complex dental prosthetics and complex restoration of dental and facial aesthetics. 

In addition to an extensive clinical education, this training features an in-depth study of dental materials and related sciences, hands-on experience with all laboratory procedures, and collaboration with other dental specialists and medical colleagues. In these scenarios, the Prosthodontist becomes the architect for multi-disciplinary treatment planning and care. This scope of experience and educational focus distinguishes the Prosthodontist as the authority in the creation of tooth replacements that fit precisely, function optimally, and are biologically compatible. The specialty of Prosthodontics truly is the synthesis of art and science in dentistry.


Our Specialist

The doctor at Vivid Prosthodontics is at the forefront of dental aesthetic technology. Dr. Arif Sumar is a Canadian Board-Certified Specialists in Prosthodontics, ensuring that the highest quality care is provided to each and every one of our patients. Through continuing education, Dr. Sumar is skilled in dermal fillers and neuromodulators such as BOTOX® for aesthetics and the treatment of TMJ disease. These adjunct treatments allow us to provide patients with dental and facial rejuvenation; creating a balanced and harmonious appearance.   

Dr. Sumar’s examinations involve the evaluation of the face and teeth in regards to form, function, and beauty. His treatment goal is to optimize the balance between health and wellness, aesthetics, and long-lasting results. Our in-house dental laboratory consists of experienced technicians utilizing CAD/CAM technology to guarantee the best possible fit of your dental prosthetics. The presence of our in-house technicians ensures that tooth shape and shade adjustments can be completed at your scheduled appointment.  Dr. Sumar is Board Certified and is supported by a staff of skilled dental assistants, dental hygienists, laboratory technicians, and administration personnel.


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