Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry which provides replacement for missing teeth. A fixed prosthesis is something that does not leave the mouth once inserted or placed. Examples include crowns and bridges. Removable prostheses can typically be taken in and out of the mouth. Examples of these include partial dentures and complete dentures. Dental implants can be used to support crowns on the back teeth (premolars and molars) and to support a lower complete denture. These implant services are available in the D.M.D. student dental clinic.
There are four clinics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry that provide prosthodontics services. These areas are Faculty Practice, Maxillofacial Prosthetic Services, Graduate Prosthodontics, and the D.M.D. student dental clinic.