Prosthodontics is the dental specialty primarily concerned with repairing and/or replacement of lost or damaged teeth. Sometimes called the “architects of the smile,” prosthodontists are highly trained dental specialists with a unique understanding of all the elements that go into a beautiful, functional and natural-looking teeth—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, sometimes a team of dental professionals is required; many times, that team is lead by a prosthodontist.