What is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that deals with repair or replacements of teeth that have been lost or damaged. Recognized by the American Dental Association, diagnosis, treatment and future planning are key components of prosthodontist work. After initial treatment, your comfort, appearance, oral function, and oral health are the prosthodontist’s key concern. If you have broken or missing teeth, you are in need of a comfortable, durable solution. For best results in this area of dentistry, you need a prosthodontist.
After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Columbia University, Dr. Lee continued on to a three-year Prosthodontics specialty training at Harvard University. His focus was aesthetic and implant dentistry. This extensive training, along with years of experience and access to state of the art technology, provides you with the best possible reparative dentistry treatment. Call BRAIDC today to schedule your appointment.
How Prosthodontics can Help You
Prosthodontics is essential for properly repairing or treating broken or missing teeth. Dr. Lee and the team at Beverly Restorative and Implant Dentistry can improve your smile:
- Tooth-colored fillings work best for a tooth that’s damaged by decay, fracture, or wear. After assessing the damage or removing decay, you may receive a filling.
- Crowns with CEREC technology eliminate the need for a second visit. Typically, one visit is needed to fit the crown before it’s sent out to be made and then you would then return at a later date to have it applied to your mouth. State of the art CEREC technology creates a custom-made crown using a computer. Crowns, or “caps” are used to treat severe decay and structural loss.
- Onlays are made of gold or porcelain. They will be best for broken or decayed teeth that are beyond the help of a filling.
- Bridges will replace one or two missing teeth and restore function.
- Porcelain veneers bond to your tooth chemically to improve the appearance of discolored, stained, chipped, or irregularly-shaped teeth.
- Partial and complete dentures either replace several teeth or an entire upper or lower jaw. By intimately fitting with your gums, they are able to stay in place and keep your mouth functioning comfortably and efficiently.
- Dental implants are screwed into your jawbone to serve as an artificial root. After the screw has been implanted, you will need to heal for three to four months before restoration can be complete. Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth.
To schedule an appointment with our Beverly dentist, please call us at 978-232-9003 or request a dental appointment online.