The goal of dental prosthetics is to replace missing teeth and achieve proper function and aesthetics. With great advances in technology and the quality of materials, prosthetics has become the most developed branch of dental medicine, bringing the resulting work to perfection.
Precision, speed of manufacture, aesthetics, function and biocompatibility of materials are just some of many benefits of prosthetic work. Whether it is an aesthetic improvement of the existing teeth, or replacement of missing ones, todays prosthetics are so good, no one will notice the difference.
Prosthetics includes the making of crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures, Inlay-Onlay-Overlay substitutes and veneers. The goal is to improve aesthetics and function of the entire jaw and face. Types include partial, fixed, mobile and combined prosthetics, depending on whether dentures are permanently cemented inside the mouth or patient can remove them at will.
Ease of living with prosthetic work – every tooth is valuable
- examination of the entire jaw and digital orthopan analysis
- depending on the approved option, therapy commences: for bridges and crowns, teeth are filed under local anesthesia, or implant installation is arranged, to prepare for future denture placement
- temporary denture is made
- dental imprints are taken, denture is made and tested
- final cementing of denture and patient instruction about oral hygiene
The feel of natural teeth
Fixed prosthetics are permanently fixed dentures on natural teeth or implants. Such solution is the best for patients, as it has the most natural feel.
Inlay Onlay Overlay
For all who have damaged tooth tissue and wish a solution that is of higher quality and longer lasting then classic composite filling, we recommend Inlay, Onlay, Overlay prosthetic substitutes. They are ideal if the tooth is too severely damaged to repair with composite filling. They are also a great alternative to crowns, especially for those preferring a minimally invasive therapy.
Basic difference between Inlay, Onlay and Overlay is in the size. They are made in a dental laboratory based on imprints. They are cemented and polished during the following visit, allowing their shape to form perfectly.
If the damage on a tooth is such that it is missing an outer, visible part, or is aesthetically unpleasing, but with an intact root, dental crown is the best solution. After filing, tooth is sensitive, so we cover it with a temporary prosthetic substitute, that remains until the crown is finished and permanently cemented.
If you have a damaged tooth and the surrounding ones are healthy, dental crown is a perfect solution. The most acceptable and long lasting solution, making the filing of surrounding teeth unnecessary.
The base of dental crown can be metal, zircon or ceramic. Ceramic bases can be metal-ceramic, zircon-ceramic and metal-free ceramic crowns.
Some of the qualities of dental crowns:
- durability (firmness, toughness, built to last)
- excellent aesthetics and functionality
- perfect imitation of natural tooth color
Our teeth are a part of a complex system. Each plays and important part in the harmony of entire chewing system.
Ceramic bridge is used to replace missing teeth. A prosthetic construct made of two or more connected crowns. Bridge holders are the surrounding, healthy teeth. They need to be filed to cement the bridge. Dental bridge offers the feel of regular teeth and helps with force distribution during chewing, removing all impediments to speech ad chewing. The base of the dental bridge can be zircon or metal. Final prosthetic work is made in the dental laboratory. Its look and feel are the same as natural teeth.
Depending on the patient’s wishes, bridge can be placed in two ways:
- bridge on natural teeth – attached to the surrounding healthy teeth, which have to be filed to allow for the placement of prosthetic work
- bridge on the implant – allows safe positioning and requires no filing of healthy teeth
Quick, simple, and easy to adapt
An empty space caused by the loss of teeth can lead to serious health problems, such as chewing system disorder and disruption of facial aesthetics. Mobile, complete, and partial dentures can solve the problem of missing teeth, especially if dental bridge or implant placement is not possible.
Advantages of mobile dentures:
- acceptable price
- quick to make
- natural look
- comfortable feel
In case all the teeth are missing, a complete denture is made to cover the entire jaw. It is made of acrylic resin, a special plastic compound. Denture is sucked on the palate and dental ridge to hold it in place. The problem of denture moving or falling out of the mouth is easiest to solve by placing implants.
Partial teeth loss calls for a partial denture. Metal clasps connect it to the surrounding teeth to form a functional tooth-line. As they are supported by surrounding teeth, partial dentures are much more stable, while metal clasps can be replaced by a more aesthetically pleasing variant.
A perfect combination of implant and denture
Standard dentures have many functional shortcomings, such as possibility of falling out, chafing, impeded speech and eating. Placement of dentures on All-on-4 or All-on-6 implants is often a better choice.
Implants ensure fixed, functional and stable teeth, allowing you to enjoy everyday activities without problems or worry.
Implant placement is the highest quality option – giving you greatest function, aesthetics and health benefits. A perfect smile in a very short time.