Prosthodontics, a specialized branch of dentistry, is dedicated to resolving challenges related to impaired or missing teeth, as well as replacing oral and maxillofacial tissues with biocompatible alternatives. At Dental Arts of Boston, our Boston prosthodontists received advanced training to excel in diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and the ongoing maintenance of your oral function, appearance, and comfort.

By employing cutting-edge techniques and technologies, prosthodontics plays a pivotal role in restoring oral health and significantly improving the quality of life for countless individuals. Explore the various prosthodontic services offered, shedding light on their benefits, procedures, and the profound impact these treatments have on the lives of our valued patients.

Why Do You Need Prosthodontic Care?

Prosthodontic care becomes crucial when conditions affecting your teeth, jaws, facial structure, and oral tissues are compromised. This can result from various factors, including accidents, long-term neglect of oral hygiene, or specific genetic predispositions. Similarly, issues concerning oral and maxillofacial tissues may necessitate prosthodontic intervention.

If you have concerns about replacing or restoring any aspect of your mouth, our team of prosthodontists is dedicated to addressing and resolving your unique needs. Prosthodontists are extensively trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics.


Benefits of Prosthodontic Services

Prosthodontic services offer many benefits, encompassing both functional and aesthetic aspects. Here are some key advantages:

  • Restored Functionality: Whether through dental implants, dentures, or other prosthetic solutions, prosthodontics restores the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Procedures like dental veneers, crowns, and bridges not only improve dental function but also enhance the appearance of teeth, creating a natural, appealing smile.
  • Improved Oral Health: Prosthodontic treatments not only address immediate dental issues but also prevent potential complications such as jaw misalignment or further tooth loss.
  • Boosted Self-Confidence: A restored smile can have a profound impact on self-esteem and social interactions, leading to a more fulfilling and confident life.
  • Long-term Solutions: Many prosthodontic treatments, such as dental implants and well-crafted prosthetics, provide durable, long-lasting solutions that stand the test of time.
  • Customized Care: Each prosthodontic treatment is tailored to the individual, ensuring we meet the patient’s unique needs and preferences.

Prosthodontic Treatments at Dental Arts of Boston

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic solution provided by prosthodontists to enhance the appearance of teeth. These thin shells, typically made of porcelain, are custom-crafted and bonded to the front surface of natural teeth. They can conceal many cosmetic concerns like discoloration, cracks, and gaps between teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants stand as a testament to modern prosthodontics, offering a revolutionary replacement solution for individuals with one or more missing or damaged teeth. This procedure involves the surgical placement of titanium posts into the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for artificial teeth. The completed dental implant looks, feels, and functions just like real teeth.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also known as tooth caps, are versatile restorations provided by dentists and prosthodontists to cover heavily worn, fractured, or decayed teeth in need of an aesthetic and functional makeover. They can also protect a tooth after a root canal has been performed, cover an implant restoration, and offer both functional and cosmetic benefits. Crowns enhance the strength and appearance of the treated tooth, ensuring its longevity and overall oral health.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are fixed dental prostheses provided by our prosthodontics team. This time-tested solution restores or replaces one or more missing teeth, bridging the gap and enhancing both function and aesthetics. This technique improves the quality of your smile without the need for more advanced appliances.


Dentures have long been a cornerstone of prosthodontics, offering a reliable solution for individuals with partial or complete tooth loss. These removable appliances are custom-made to fit comfortably and restore your oral functions and aesthetics.

Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJ/TMD) Treatment

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can lead to discomfort, hindering everyday activities like chewing and speaking. TMJ treatments offered by dentists and prosthodontics aim to relieve pain affecting your jaw and face muscles. This includes oral appliances like occlusal guards designed to prevent damage from bruxism or teeth grinding during the night, ultimately restoring normal jaw function.

Sleep Apnea

Prosthodontics plays a pivotal role in addressing sleep apnea, a condition characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. This disorder not only affects sleep quality but can have a profound impact on overall health and well-being. Our prosthodontists can help diagnose and treat sleep apnea through non-surgical, custom-fabricated oral appliance therapy.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive approach provided by prosthodontists, integrating restorative and cosmetic dentistry to address extensive dental issues. These issues often stem from trauma, severe decay, or congenital conditions. This transformative process aims not only to restore the health and function of your entire mouth but also to enhance its aesthetics, ensuring a confident and vibrant smile.

Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Maxillofacial prosthetics is a specialized branch of prosthodontics that focuses on providing custom-made prosthetic solutions for individuals with congenital or acquired neck and head defects. These defects may result from conditions such as cancer, trauma, or developmental anomalies.

Candidacy for Prosthodontic Care

Determining if prosthodontic care is the right solution for you involves a thorough assessment by a skilled prosthodontist. Candidates for prosthodontic treatments typically exhibit the following criteria:

  • Missing Teeth: Individuals with one or more missing teeth, whether due to trauma, decay, or congenital conditions, are prime candidates for prosthodontic interventions.
  • Impaired Oral Function: Those experiencing difficulty in chewing, speaking, or performing regular oral functions due to dental issues may benefit greatly from prosthodontic care.
  • Structural Compromises: Teeth that are heavily worn, fractured, damaged, or severely decayed may require the support of prosthodontic interventions to restore both form and function.
  • Jaw and Facial Concerns: Conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or facial structure can often be addressed through prosthodontic treatments, improving overall comfort and function.
  • Desire for Aesthetic Enhancements: Individuals seeking to enhance the appearance of their smile, whether due to cosmetic imperfections or significant dental changes, can find tailored solutions within prosthodontics.
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation: Patients who have undergone oral surgery, such as jaw reconstruction or tumor removal, may benefit from prosthodontic care to restore oral function and aesthetics.
  • Preventative Measures: Prosthodontic care can also play a preventive role in preserving existing teeth and oral structures, preventing further deterioration.
  • Commitment to Oral Health: Candidates should be committed to maintaining good oral hygiene practices and attending regular dental check-ups to ensure the long-term success of their prosthodontic treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

▼Are there any age restrictions for prosthodontic treatments?

Prosthodontic treatments are suitable for individuals of various age groups. From young adults to seniors, anyone with dental concerns or missing teeth can benefit from prosthodontic care.

During your initial consultation with a prosthodontist, a comprehensive evaluation will be conducted to determine your suitability for prosthodontic care. The prosthodontist will then work closely with you and other health professionals to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

▼Can I still get prosthodontic treatment if I have other dental issues or conditions?

Prosthodontists are experienced in addressing complex dental cases. They work closely with other dental specialists, if necessary, to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with multiple dental issues, complex dental conditions, or underlying medical conditions.

▼What’s the recovery process like after receiving a prosthodontic treatment?

The recovery process can vary depending on the specific treatment. For example, after dental implant surgery, there may be a short period of healing before the final restoration is placed. Your prosthodontist will provide specific post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

▼Are there financing options available for prosthodontic treatments?

Many dental practices offer financing options or payment plans to help patients manage the cost of prosthodontic treatments. It’s advisable to inquire about available options during your initial consultation.

Trust Your Dental Care With Our Boston Prosthodontist

If you’re ready to experience the life-changing benefits of prosthodontic treatments, we’re here to help. To learn more about our prosthodontic treatments, call us at (617) 266-0441 or visit our office at 126 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116. You can also request an appointment online and schedule a consultation. We proudly serve the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Revere, MA, and the surrounding metro area.