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Prosthodontics in Westchester

“Prosthodontics” is not a word that rolls easily off the tongue of most people, which is a shame, because most people would benefit from the help of a prosthodontist. “Prosthodontist” literally means a dentist who specializes in the replacement of teeth. This includes the design and placement of restorations to repair damaged teeth. The services of a prosthodontist can help not just the 50% of Americans who are missing one or more teeth, but also the more than 90% who develop cavities over their lifetime.

Prosthodontics is one of only nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). With dedicated training in diagnosing and rehabilitating complex oral disorders and diseases, along with a focus on patient comfort, appearance, and health, prosthodontists offer a level of care that exceeds that of your average dentist. Our Westchester prosthodontists, led by Dr. Steven A. Brisman, specialize in treating patients with missing teeth or damaged oral tissues, as well as treatment planning and preventive care. To see what a difference specialist care can make for your oral health, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale today for an appointment by calling (914) 725-7100 today.

Restorative Dentistry with Prosthodontics

Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth. The goal is to restore the health, beauty, and function of your smile. Our Westchester prosthodontists are uniquely skilled in handling complex restorative dentistry cases, so they’re prepared to help you with any restorative issues you may have. Some of the common restorative dentistry procedures we perform include:

Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are strong ceramic or gold fillings. These restorations are the most beautiful and durable method to repair a tooth with a cavity. These fillings not only look natural, but they can also restore strength to your tooth, reducing the risk of cracks in your filled tooth. Properly placed, they can last for decades.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, is a sheath of material that covers a tooth’s entire surface above the gumline. It protects and strengthens a damaged tooth, and can often save a tooth you might think needs extraction. Dental crowns can be metal, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), or porcelain. In this case, porcelain generally means an advanced ceramic that is both beautiful and durable.


Designed specifically for your smile and palate, custom-made dentures fit snugly and comfortably to allow you to talk and chew. Dentures can either be supported by a retainer-like device, fixed permanently with the support of neighboring dental implants, or pressure fitted to your gums.

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Dental Bridges

Unlike dentures, which can replace entire arches of missing teeth, dental bridges span the gap left behind by a smaller number of missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges are supported by the neighboring teeth, while cantilever bridges are designed to support false teeth on only one side of the natural tooth. In cases where few teeth are available to support bridges, Maryland bonded bridges may be used, which rely on a personalized metal framework to support the artificial teeth.

Dental implants can also support dental bridges.

Dental Implants

Designed to integrate with your natural jawbone, dental implants are truly in a league of their own. In addition to being designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth, dental implants also provide unparalleled stability. Also, since dental implants are designed with titanium posts that act like natural dental roots, they recreate the stimulation your jaw normally receives when you talk and chew. This helps to prevent bone loss, protecting the neighboring teeth and your jaw shape. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Occasionally, more than one restorative technique is needed to restore a damaged smile completely. Our clinicians will assemble a treatment plan tailored to your needs in these instances. Your full mouth reconstruction may involve several different restorative and cosmetic techniques, all to return your smile to full health and beauty.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Although the ADA doesn’t recognize cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontists are more prepared than any other dental specialist to handle cosmetic dental issues. A smile makeover could include restorative dentistry procedures like crowns and implants and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Our Westchester prosthodontists rely on their specialist training to beautify smiles with dental veneers. This versatile procedure can address the most common cosmetic concerns all at once. It’s almost like getting a brand-new smile.

Other Dental Services Offered by Our Westchester Prosthodontists:

  • Congenital Oral Disorders and Deformities – If you were born with maxillofacial problems such as cleft palate, missing teeth, or a misshapen jaw, prosthodontists can design prostheses to help you talk and chew normally.
  • Complex Care Management – When a patient has an oral condition requiring multiple specialists, prosthodontists are often requested to oversee treatment. Prosthodontists frequently handle complex care management for problems due to trauma or cancer so that the specialists can correct oral tissues, teeth, and overall cosmetic appearance.
  • TMJ Problems – Since Prosthodontists have so much training regarding the oral and maxillofacial anatomy, they can also treat problems like pain or clicking with the temporomandibular joints of your jaw. They are also uniquely qualified to restore damage to teeth caused by TMJ problems and related issues like bruxism.
  • Sleep Disorders – Prosthodontists are sometimes called upon to create customized mouthguards for people with sleep problems due to sleep apnea.

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Why You Should Consider Prosthodontics

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 to provide patients with a superior level of care. 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 prepared 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, we 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 damaged through prior oral decay and other corrective prostheses, such as dental crowns, to restore proper bite force to help a patient live a better life. Prosthodontists are also experts in cosmetic dentistry, offering advanced services like veneers, cosmetic bonding, inlays and onlays, and teeth whitening. Whatever your dental needs, our Westchester prosthodontists can help you enjoy the smile of your dreams.

Expert Westchester Prosthodontics

Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is a multi-specialty practice with a professional prosthodontist. Dr. Steven A. Brisman, the founder of Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, chose to become a prosthodontist when he decided 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. He is joined by Dr. Amy Guccione, a highly talented and well-trained prosthodontist who is also dedicated to our values of achieving the best possible care for all patients.

If you are in need of dentures, dental implants, dental bridges, full mouth reconstruction, or even cosmetic dentistry services, schedule an appointment with Dr. Brisman or Dr. Guccione at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale today.


Consider seeing a prosthodontist if you require care for missing or damaged teeth, need complex dental restorations, or want to improve your smile’s appearance. They are experts in dental prosthetics, including crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants.

The process typically starts with a consultation, during which our team evaluates your dental health and discusses treatment options. This is followed by precise planning and design of the prosthesis or restoration, preparation of the teeth or implant sites, and the fitting and adjustment of the final prosthetic to ensure comfort and functionality.

Potential risks include infection, discomfort, or sensitivity in the treated area and the possibility of adjustments or replacements over time. However, with proper care and maintenance, the risks are minimal, and the benefits of prosthodontic treatment usually outweigh the potential drawbacks.

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