Prosthodontists do everything from filling simple cavities to replacing whole arches of upper or lower teeth (or both!). Prosthodontists like Dr. Brisman and Dr. Lambrakis, in Westchester, NY, undergo extensive education and training, which allows them to diagnose and treat complex oral disorders and diseases while focusing on patient comfort through sometimes lengthy procedures and repeated office visits. While filling a tooth may be fairly quick and simple, placing dental implants will take several visits over the course of many months.

Common Prosthodontic Procedures

Prosthodontic procedures include any and all procedures that help repair damaged teeth and replace missing teeth, including:

  • Dental Implants including “All-On-4 Dental Implants”
  • Dentures
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Inlays/Onlays
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Inlays/Onlays
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Implants including “All-On-4 Dental Implants
  • Dentures
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction

Cosmetic dentistry also plays a substantial role in prosthodontics because once damaged, decayed, and missing teeth are restored, your Westchester prosthodontist will add finishing touches to make your new teeth look as beautiful as your natural teeth—even more beautiful in most cases.

Although the ADA doesn’t recognize cosmetic dentistry as one of the nine specialties, prosthodontists are more prepared than any other dental specialist to handle cosmetic dental issues. A smile makeover could include restorative dentistry procedures like dental crowns and dental implants in combination with cosmetic dentistry procedures. Our Westchester prosthodontists, Dr. Steven Brisman, and Dr. Lambrakos rely on their specialized training to beautify smiles with cosmetic dentistry once the restorative work is done.

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Prosthodontics: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Dentistry

Let’s take a brief look at just some of the dental challenges your Westchester prosthodontist can address:

  • Congenital oral disorders and deformities: If you were born with maxillofacial problems such as cleft palate, missing teeth, or a misshapen jaw, Dr. Brisman and Dr. Lambrakis can design prostheses to help you speak and chew with ease.
  • Complex patient cases: When a patient has an oral condition requiring multiple specialists, prosthodontists often oversee the treatment due to their advanced education, experience, and training.
  • Problems with the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ): Since Prosthodontists have so much training regarding the oral and maxillofacial anatomy, they can treat the many painful symptoms of TMJ, including jaw pain, clicking/popping noises in the jaw, headaches, neck pain, and even ringing in the ears.
  • Sleep disorders: Prosthodontists can create custom-designed mouthguards (oral appliances) for patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

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What Your Prosthodontist in Westchester Can Do For You

The goal of prosthodontics is to restore the function of your mouth, teeth, and gums while maintaining optimal oral health to enjoy a stunning smile. That sounds like a tall order, but Dr. Brisman and Dr. Lambrakos can do that and more as your Westchester prosthodontists.

Restorative dentistry utilizes a number of procedures and technologies to replace missing teeth, restore form and function, and create dazzling smiles you’ll be proud to show off. If you’ve struggled with tooth loss, decaying teeth, damaged teeth, or a lackluster smile, you’ll be amazed to learn what restorative dentistry can do to improve all of that.

Dr. Brisman and his team may recommend receiving dental implants to replace teeth damaged from oral decay; he may recommend other corrective prostheses, such as dental crowns, to restore proper bite force to help improve your quality of life.

Prosthodontists are also experts in cosmetic dentistry, offering advanced dental veneers, cosmetic bonding, inlays and onlays, and professional teeth whitening. Whatever your dental needs, our Westchester prosthodontists, Dr. Steven A. Brisman and Dr. Lambrakos, can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Contact our Westchester, NY, Prosthodontist Today

Please contact our office by calling (914) 238-8200, or filling out our online contact form. One of our team members will reach out to answer questions or schedule a new patient appointment.

FAQ

The process involves several steps: initial consultation to assess your needs, designing the prosthesis or restoration, preparing your mouth for the procedure (which may include impressions or digital scans), creating and fitting the custom dental prosthesis (such as crowns, bridges, dentures, or implants), and finally, adjustments to ensure a perfect fit and optimal functionality.

While generally safe, there can be risks such as infection, discomfort, or the need for adjustments. Proper planning and care by a skilled prosthodontist minimize these risks. It’s also important for patients to follow all aftercare instructions to ensure the best outcomes.

The lifespan of prosthodontic restorations varies; crowns and bridges can last 5-15 years or more, while dentures and implants may need adjustments or replacements due to normal wear and changes in your mouth’s structure. Regular dental check-ups and proper hygiene are crucial for maintaining the longevity and functionality of these restorations.