Prosthodontics is the dental specialty primarily concerned with the restoration and replacement of lost or damaged teeth. Sometimes called the “architects of the smile,”prosthodontists are highly trained specialists with a unique understanding of all the elements that go into a beautiful,functional and natural-looking smile—not just the teeth,but also the gums,lips,and facial features.When it comes to planning and carrying out a full-scale smile makeover,a team of dental professionals is often required;many times,that team is captained by a prosthodontist.