What Is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on restoring damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth. To be recognized as a prosthodontist, a doctor must undergo at least three additional years of rigorous training beyond that of a general dentist. Prosthodontists specialize in the aesthetics of the smile, designing and manufacturing high-quality restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. Furthermore, to retain their status as prosthodontists, these doctors 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, while improving the overall appearance of the smile. By placing custom restorations, prosthodontists can often help you achieve lasting relief from conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which can arise because of an imbalanced bite or missing teeth.
Prosthodontist vs. Traditional Dentist
While many dentists perform cosmetic and restorative treatments, prosthodontists have more extensive training and experience in tooth replacement solutions and technology. With a more profound understanding of prosthetics, prosthodontists can design comprehensive treatment plans tailored to patients' unique dental needs and aesthetic goals. They can often handle all aspects of treatment to ensure high-quality care from start to finish.
Entrust Your Oral Health to Dr. Stein
Dr. James Stein is a recognized leader in the field of prosthodontics. In addition to maintaining his own practice, he teaches other doctors about the latest and most effective treatments. He has lectured worldwide on various topics, including implantology and cosmetic dentistry. He has also authored published articles and is regarded for his skill with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. In addition to his accolades, Dr. Stein was the past president of the American College of Prosthodontists, Massachusetts Section and the Greater Boston Dental 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.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Stein has refined his approach to care and developed the technical expertise necessary to ensure successful results.
Joining our practice on a part-time basis, Dr. Brett Stein also has an impressive background and advanced training. Though he is still completing his residency in prosthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he is already recognized for his skill and innovation. His work was recently published in The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants. Like his father, he is committed to your safety, comfort, and peace of mind.
Find Out How You Can Benefit From Our Care
When it comes to your smile and oral health, you deserve the finest care. We invite you to contact our office online or call us at (617) 227-6076 to learn more about our restorative and implant services, as well as the advantages of choosing a prosthodontist like Dr. Stein.