What's a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontist In Coeur d’Alene - Dr. Brett Matteson

Dr. Brett Matteson is proud to be the only board-certified Prosthodontist in Northern Idaho. To achieve this, he successfully completed rigorous examinations by the American Board of Prosthodontics after completing an additional 3 years of study after dental school.

Dr. Matteson’s advanced training in cosmetics and restorations combines science and art to restore function and beauty to your smile.

What Is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty focusing on restoring missing tooth and jaw structures and correcting dental and facial problems. Prosthodontists are extensively trained in advanced state-of-the-art techniques for addressing complex dental conditions. They are considered the leaders in treatment planning. There is no dental specialist better equipped to restore performance and aesthetics to your mouth.

What Can a Prosthodontist Do?

Due to their deep understanding of the dynamics of your smile, prosthodontists excel at preserving their patients’ oral health.

Prosthodontists like Dr. Matteson specialize in treating dental and facial reconstructive problems that can involve:

  • Restoration Of Missing Teeth
  • Restoring Jaw Structures
  • Treatment Of Cleft Palates
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Treatment of TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorders)
  • ...and more.

Prosthodontists don’t only focus on the appearance of a patient’s teeth, but on the critical aspect of performance, as well.

Why Choose A Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists like Dr. Matteson are skilled in restoring and replacing teeth. If a patient’s case is too complex for a general dentist, they will often refer them to a prosthodontist for treatment.

Because of their expertise, prosthodontists often lead teams of general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop a complete treatment plan for each patient’s unique dental needs.

Prosthodontists are highly efficient in the use of advanced technology and state-of-the-art dental techniques to treat complex dental conditions. Dr. Matteson considers the dynamics of your entire mouth when planning how to best restore the function and appearance of your teeth. Not only that, but Dr. Matteson pays artistic attention to the details of your smile.

What Is A “Board Certified” Prosthodontist?

A board certified prosthodontist has successfully passed an extensive examination process held by the American Board of Prosthodontics.

If a Prosthodontist is board-certified, it means that they must re-certify with the board every 8 years to make sure they have stayed up to date with the latest technology and techniques that are relevant to the field of prosthodontics.

In addition to regular re-certifications, Dr. Matteson is committed to continuing his education through seminars and continuing education courses.

Call Lakeview Dental Clinic Today

When you visit Lakeview Dental Clinic, you can be at ease knowing you’re receiving the highest quality dental care possible from Dr. Matteson and his team.

With Dr. Matteson’s advanced training and in-depth knowledge, we are able to help our patients achieve their ideal oral health -- and a beautiful smile.

Call Lakeview Dental Clinic today to schedule your appointment and experience quality care from a board-certified Prosthodontist!