Prosthodontics Lexington MA
Prosthodontics focuses on dental prostheses. A prosthodontist is an expert in diagnosis, treatment planning, and restorative procedures. They treat a variety of oral issues, and provide specialized dental treatment plans for cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.
- Correct broken, worn, or decayed teeth with crowns, veneers or inlays
- Insert implant crowns and prostheses
- Replace missing teeth with dental bridges
- Customize complete and partial dentures
- Treat TMJ disorders and bruxism
What is a prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a dentist with additional education in the restoration and replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontics is a recognized dental specialty by the American Dental Association (ADA).
What does a prosthodontist treat?
Prosthodontic treatments include:
Veneers are thin laminates that are placed in front of teeth to correct the shape, length, or color of a tooth. Dental veneers are best considered for severe tooth discoloration, chips, cracks and uneven teeth.
Crowns are prosthetic teeth “caps” that function and look like real teeth. Dental crowns can last for 10 years or longer if cared for properly.
Bridges are prosthodontic restorations for one or more missing adjacent teeth. They consist of two crowns on each end and a pontic tooth in the center. Dental bridges can be used with existing teeth or dental implants.
Dentures are removable mouth appliances that offer full or partial teeth replacement.
You may also consider a prosthodontist for more severe dental reconstructive procedures.
A prosthodontist provides treatment for patients with birth defects such as cleft palates, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), severe injuries, and complex restorations. Nonetheless, these highly educated and trained professionals are recommended for reconstructive dental procedures.
Speak to us about your dental goals with our prosthodontist. We will create a comprehensive treatment plan that benefits you. Lexington Smile Studio uses state-of-the-art technology and procedures to offer you the best. Our professional team of prosthodontists deliver the most aesthetically-pleasing results. Consult with us today.