What is a Prosthodontist?


A Prosthodontist is a specialist dentist who focuses on the replacement of missing or badly damaged teeth. Think of a prosthodontist as an expert in smile and function restoration. There is more to a smile than how it looks.

A Prosthodontist will look at why your problem/s occurred, eliminate any disease and then restore your smile as painlessly and naturally as possible: through a combination of crowns, implants, bridges or dentures.

Teeth play a vital role in our everyday life. Without teeth, the simplest of tasks like smiling, talking and eating can be challenging and embarrassing.

A Prosthodontist can help you save your teeth that may have deteriorated due to an accident, ill health or age.

Tooth loss can occur for many reasons; it could be a lack of proper care and maintenance, the result of an accident, damage caused by bulimia or gastric reflux, or the result of years of dental neglect, abrasion and erosion. A Prosthodontist will aim to immediately halt further damage and then put together a thorough and comprehensive treatment plan from fillings to finish – so that good looks and function can be restored.

With Dr Dale, you are in expert hands. Adelaide native, Dr Dale Gerke and his excellent team are here to help you. Over the last four decades, there is not a lot Dr Gerke hasn’t seen or fixed. Dr Gerke’s credentials are as impressive as his patient’s success stories. He has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, an Honours degree in Oral Biology, a Doctorate of Philosophy in Science, and a Master of Dental Surgery degree in Prosthodontics. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Operative Dentistry, and a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Prosthetic Dentistry.