What do you call a person who makes dentures?


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A person who makes dentures is called a prosthodontist. These professionals attend dental school just like family dentists, but they attend an additional three years of school to learn how to create oral prostheses.

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In addition to dentures, prosthodontists also create implants, veneers, bridges and other types of replacement teeth. They learn how to treat disorders of the jaw and mouth, such as TMJ and sleep disorders. Many prosthodontists work with dentists as they treat common patients, with the prosthodontist focusing on issues related to his or her specialty. These professionals can also treat injuries and birth defects that impact the mouth, jaw and teeth. Prosthodontists can earn anywhere from $53,800 to $179,980 per year in salary as stated in the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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