If you are living with missing teeth, you aren’t alone. Although American adults have an average of 26.9 teeth when they are between the ages of 20 and 34, that number drops to 22.3 by the time people reach the age of 50, and could be even lower if you smoke. A staggering 10.3% of Americans have no teeth left at all by the time they are between 50 and 64 years old due to injury, illnesses, or periodontal disease.
Although tooth loss might seem like a minor concern, it can cause other serious problems. In addition to affecting others' perception of you, tooth loss can also mean problems with bone loss, a changing face shape, and eventually nutrition problems. If teeth aren’t replaced by dentures, bridges, or dental implants, you might not be able to enjoy the crunchy veggies or healthy fruits that will help keep your body in good shape. Fortunately, the prosthodontists at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale are here to help.
A prosthodontist looks at your mouth and jaw as a whole, taking aesthetics and function into account to create a healthy and brilliant smile.Request an Appointment
Prosthodontists are dental specialists who focus on creating and placing dental prosthetics to restore damaged and missing teeth. As one of only nine specialties certified by the American Dental Association, prosthodontics includes the diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and maintenance of conditions requiring dental restorations, including how the replacements function, look, and affect patient health. Prosthodontists can also help with bone loss or other maxillofacial issues related to missing teeth. Unlike other dentists who might only spend a brief time learning about cosmetic dentistry and implants, prosthodontists go through an additional two to three years of specialized training after dental school to learn oral anatomy, the artistic aspects of designing artificial teeth, and the proper placement of dental implants. Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale employs two prosthodontists: Dr. Brisman and Dr. Calagna, serving all of Westchester County.
Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale provides some of the best dentists in Scarsdale. At your initial consultation with us, we'll help determine your dental goals. Our doctors will conduct a careful oral exam to look for problems and potential solutions, which they'll discuss with you. Our doctors will work with you to create a treatment plan you feel comfortable with, including keeping you informed about financing, timelines, and potential complications.
At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we have a passion for helping people to enjoy beautifully restored smiles. Make an appointment with some of Westchester’s best dentists to start enjoying the smile of your dreams.