Restore the Form and Function of a Damaged Smile with Prosthodontics

A dental model with a dental mirrorDr. Andrew I. Brafman draws upon years of experience in prosthodontics to help patients in West Orange, NJ, and surrounding areas enjoy smiles with renewed function, esthetics, and health. As a trained prosthodontist, Dr. Brafman's specialized knowledge and training enables him to provide the most advanced level of restorative dental care to his patients. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Brafman, contact our practice today.

The Difference Between a Prosthodontist and a General Dentist

While some dentists perform reconstructive dental procedures after taking only a weekend course, Dr. Brafman's rigorous post-graduate training assures his ability to provide proven results and the highest level of both esthetic and restorative dentistry. Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). The field is focused on restoring oral health and function for patients with missing or severely damaged teeth. In order to be trained as a prosthodontist, Dr. Brafman had to complete additional years of comprehensive training after dental school in a program approved by the ADA. This detailed training enables Dr. Brafman to combine procedures into custom treatment plans that achieve stunning results for his patients.

Our Areas of Special Expertise

Dr. Brafman has decades of experience planning and performing a range of reconstructive procedures, including comprehensive and individually tailored treatment plans known as full mouth reconstruction. Using a variety of procedures and techniques, Dr. Brafman can replace a full row of teeth with traditional or implant-supported dentures. Furthermore, by analyzing and restoring the relationship between the upper and lower jaws (bite opening), we can help patients with worn down teeth or abnormalities such as minor cleft palate enjoy optimal oral function. Since Dr. Brafman has such advanced knowledge and experience performing these types of treatments, we often see patients who were referred to our practice directly by their general dentist, oral surgeon, or endodontist.

Personalized Treatment to Meet Your Needs

Restorative dental care often requires complex procedures to correct an array of different concerns. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Brafman understands how individual characteristics relate to your smile, overall facial structure, and oral function. By taking these factors into account when planning treatment, we can achieve the most beautiful and natural-looking results possible while minimizing recovery times and costs. 

During your initial consultation with Dr. Brafman, he will listen closely to your goals and concerns. We will then use x-rays and impressions to analyze problems and perform an accurate diagnosis. Before beginning any dental work, Dr. Brafman will make sure that you have a full understanding of your treatment plan, including all the procedures, the time involved, and the costs.

Contact Us to Learn More

Whether you visit our practice for a minor cosmetic enhancement or extensive prosthodontic treatment, rest assured that you will be in highly skilled and capable hands. As a true expert in the field of restorative dentistry, Dr. Brafman can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful-looking smile. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Brafman.

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