Dr Stephen Salt

4039BDS, MDent (Rand) – GDC 67687
Specialist in Prosthodontics

Stephen graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (‘Wits’) in 1991. After working as a dentist in the South African Defence Forces for a year and for the NHS in the UK from 1992-1993, he returned to Wits for a further 3 years to specialise as a Prosthodontist.

As a registered specialist in Prosthodontics, Stephen has established an excellent reputation for handling complex dentistry involving crown and bridgework, dentures and dental implants. He is able to treat cases of missing teeth, extensive tooth wear, bite problems and cosmetic dentistry.

Stephen was a specialist clinical teacher at Guy’s and St Thomas’ School of Dentistry for 8 years. He was also the restorative lead at the Tatum Institute and taught dentists how to plan and provide implant dentistry for their own patients. He is currently the Prosthodontist in the Maxillofacial department at Northwick Park Hospital.

He is the principal of Century Dental Clinic, which he established in 2007.

What is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that relates to rebuilding natural teeth and restoring missing teeth with artificial (prosthetic) replacements.

This may involve a routine procedure such as making a crown for a damaged tooth or it could involve more complex procedures, such as full mouth reconstruction or treating facial deformities.

If you’ve recently been in an accident that chipped or broke one or more of your teeth, you would see a prosthodonist. Other possible reasons for damaged teeth include age, disease, and decay. A prosthodontic specialist will help you come up with the best way to restore the function and appearance of your teeth.

Treatments that fall under the care of a Prosthodontist include:

  • Aesthetic dentistry
  • Dental implants
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Re-treatment of failing dentistry
  • Complete and partial dentures
  • Tooth wear

 

A prosthodontist has graduated from dental school and will have three or more years of additional specialist education.