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What is a Prosthodontist?

Research has shown that adults lose an average of four teeth by the time they are between 50 and 64 years old, causing problems such as reduced self-esteem, trouble eating, and issues pronunciating words. Studies have tied tooth loss to everything from malnutrition to problems climbing the corporate ladder, which is why most adults could use the help of our Westchester prosthodontist, Dr. Brisman.

Dr. Brisman American College of Prosthodontists

The word “prosthodontist” literally means someone who deals with the replacement of teeth. Prosthodontics is one of only nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, and revolves around the art and science restoring form and function to the teeth. The study of prosthodontics involves the diagnosis and rehabilitation of complex oral disorders and diseases, along with focusing on patient comfort, appearance, and health. Prosthodontists specialize in treating patients with missing teeth or damaged oral tissues, as well as treatment planning and preventive care.

Services offered by your Westchester Prosthodontist

Here are just a few of the services offered by prosthodontists:

Why You Should Consider a Prosthodontist

Why you Should Seek a Prosthodontist in Westchester

In order to become a prosthodontist, dentists have to complete three additional years of in-depth study at an ADA accredited prosthodontic graduate program in order to become a specialist in their field. This extra training helps prosthodontists to hone their technical and artistic abilities in order to provide patients with a superior level of care. For this reason, prosthodontists are regularly considered leaders of dental teams, helping other dental professionals to find solutions to complex dental issues. Because they are trained in all general, restorative, preventive, cosmetic, and orthotic dental techniques, prosthodontists are uniquely trained to handle complex oral restorations, saving patients time and money in the long run.

The goal of prosthodontics is to restore form and function to the smile, helping patients to maintain their oral health while enjoying beautiful teeth. By carefully examining patients and working closely with the referring dentist, Westchester prosthodontists can create a customized treatment plan for each patient, helping them to reach their dental goals. For example, a prosthodontist may recommend receiving dental implants to replace teeth that have been damaged through prior oral decay, and other corrective prostheses such as dental crowns to restore proper bite force to help a patient to live a better life. Prosthodontists are also experts is the field of cosmetic dentistry, offering advanced services like veneers, cosmetic bonding, onlays, and tooth whitening. Whatever your dental needs may be, our Scarsdale prosthodontists can help you to enjoy the smile of your dreams.

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Our Westchester Prosthodontists

Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is a multi-specialty practice with two professional prosthodontists. Dr. Steven A. Brisman, the developer of Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, chose to become a prosthodontist when he decided that he wanted to be a master of his trade. He explains that he was taught by several of the founding fathers of periodontal prosthesis, helping him to hone his abilities. His goal is to give every patient the opportunity to live a better life by offering them optimum dental care.

Dr. Lawrence J. Calagna is the other prosthodontist at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, a practicioner for nearly fifty years. During this time, Dr. Calagna has become a well-respected teacher, lecturer, and author in the field of prosthodontics, and has been able to help thousands of patients to enjoy healthier, more beautiful smiles. One of Dr. Calagna’s goals when he treats patients is to be respectful of their time. He prides himself on offering top-notch service swiftly, so that dental care doesn’t become exhaustive and all-consuming.

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If you are in need of dentures, a dental implant, or even cosmtic dentistry services, schedule an appointment with a prosthodontist at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale today.

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