If you have lost or damaged teeth, a general dentist may not provide the best treatment options.
Prosthodontists specialize in treating missing teeth and repairing considerable damage, restoring both your smile and your confidence.
Prosthodontist James M. Stein in Boston, MA, is uniquely qualified to repair your smile...
Why Choose a Prosthodontist?
While most dentists are capable of providing restorative treatments, our ADA-accredited prosthodontists specialize in replacing missing teeth and repairing widespread damage, with a particular focus on the aesthetics of the smile. They are more than just cosmetic dentists; these specialists undergo extensive additional training above and beyond that of a general dentist to repair your smile in a way that is comfortable and ergonomically correct while appearing totally natural.
A dentist specializing in prosthodontics is also especially adept at performing comprehensive treatments, including smile makeovers and full mouth rehabilitation, as well as handling complex cases involving dental implants. James M. Stein, DMD, uses state-of-the-art techniques and advanced dental technology to deliver high-quality restorations to patients in the greater Boston, MA, area. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Stein has refined his approach and developed the technical expertise necessary to ensure excellent results. He understands that dental emergencies can happen at any time of the day, so he gladly offers emergency dental services.
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What Is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is one of 10 dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. It is a branch of dentistry that focuses on restoring damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth with prosthetic teeth, more commonly called restorations. To be recognized as a prosthodontist, a dentist must undergo at least three additional years of rigorous training beyond that of a general dentist. Prosthodontists are specially qualified to design and manufacture high-quality restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. To maintain their status, these dentists must take continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field.
In addition to replacing missing teeth, prosthodontists can also repair severely damaged teeth. They can address dental erosion and large cavities in a way that improves the overall appearance of the smile. By placing custom dentures and other restorations, prosthodontists can often help you resolve or avoid conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which can arise because of an imbalanced bite or missing teeth.
I’ve never enjoyed going to the dentist, but Dr. Brett Stein made me feel comfortable the moment I walked through the door. At the beginning of my appointment, we discussed the treatment plan and he reassured me that I would be comfortable throughout the entire procedure. He wasn’t wrong - he was so gentle with my cleaning and fillings that I forgot I was even at a dentist’s office! I will definitely be going to Dr. Stein for all of my future dental needs.View On Google
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Your Smile Deserves the Best
When it comes to your smile and oral health, you deserve the finest care. When you choose Dr. James M. Stein, you benefit not only from a commitment to the latest advancements in the field of dentistry, but also a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over three decades of practice. Whatever your needs, from dentures to implants, you can expect treatment delivered in a caring atmosphere by a team of dental professionals that is uniquely qualified to repair your smile in a way that benefits your health, appearance, and self-esteem.
Prosthodontist vs. Traditional Dentist
To put it simply, prosthodontists can perform the most advanced tooth replacement solutions using cutting-edge technology, while a general dentist may not necessarily have these capabilities. You can be certain that a general dentist does not have the same degree of focus or training in this very specific area of dentistry.
Meanwhile, a specialist can also perform surgical procedures as part of their efforts to restore smiles compromised due to issues such as a cleft palate, cancer, or TMD. For example, if the jawbone has become compromised and a patient is also missing teeth, a prosthodontist can provide both bone grafting and dental implant placement. Instances like these involve needs that are complex and require an advanced solution, and you can expect better results by trusting your care to a specialist. As a leading prosthodontist in Boston, MA, Dr. James M. Stein can restore your smile with precision and expertise.
Restore Your Smile and Your Health with Implant Dentistry
Patients with a missing tooth or teeth have a number of options to restore their smiles. Traditional dental bridges and dentures can replace the part of a missing tooth that is visible above the gumline, but dental implants are the only treatment that replaces the lost tooth root. For the right candidates, implants offer the best solution for a missing tooth or teeth because they not only provide outstanding support to your restoration, but also prevent the bone recession that follows the loss of a tooth.
When a tooth is lost, the lack of stimulation leads to the deterioration of jawbone tissue. Left untreated, bone tissue atrophy can cause the surrounding teeth to shift. As this process progresses, it can leave your face appearing sunken and aged beyond your years.
Dental implants function just like the dental roots, stimulating the bone tissue and ceasing any further atrophy. Dr. Stein utilizes the latest technology at every phase of the implant process in order to achieve unparalleled results for patients in Boston, MA, who suffer from missing teeth. Under his care, you can undergo every step of this process under one roof with the same doctor. From bone grafting to the final restoration, he can streamline your care.
"Over the years, I have had various dental procedures including having a new crown done 2 days ago. What a fabulous experience. The whole experience did not have any pain and took one visit (2 hours) and I walked out with a flawless crown." Barbara R.
Trust Your Oral Health to Dr. James Stein and Dr. Brett Stein
Dr. James Stein, DMD
Dr. Stein is a recognized leader in the field of prosthodontics. In addition to maintaining his own practice, he teaches other dentists about the latest and most effective treatments. He has lectured worldwide on various topics, including implantology and cosmetic dentistry. He has also authored articles and is regarded for his skill with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology in creating restorations.
Dr. Stein has served as president of the American College of Prosthodontists, Massachusetts Section and the Greater Boston Dental Society.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Stein has refined his approach to care and developed the technical expertise necessary to ensure successful results. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Dental Association and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society.
Most importantly, he is truly concerned about his patients’ comfort and well-being. His team will do everything possible to put your mind at ease during treatment and help you achieve a beautiful, functional smile.
Dr. Brett E. Stein, DMD
Joining his father at our Boston, MA, dentistry, Dr. Brett E. Stein, also has an impressive background and advanced training. Dr. Brett Stein completed his dental school residency in prosthodontics as Chief Resident at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Recognized for his skill and innovation, his work has been published in The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants. Both of our dentists are committed to continued learning in order to make certain that you are receiving the finest dental treatment available.