Prosthetics and Aesthetics
Prosthetics is a field dealing with the filling of cavities after the loss or damage of teeth. Missing teeth cause disorders of the temporomandibular joints and the digestive system. It is worth thinking ahead, remembering how important the psychological aspect of having a complete set of teeth is. Each prosthetic restoration requires from the patient even greater care for proper oral hygiene and the observance of regular check-up and prophylactic visits.
Our clinic’s prosthetic services include: permanent restorations, i.e. crown-root inlays (made of various types of metal alloys, glass fiber), porcelain crowns, all-ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays, composite and ceramic onlays, veneers, removable restorations, i.e. dentures complete (supplementing all missing teeth), skeletal dentures (supplementing partial deficiencies) and implant prosthetics (prosthetics on implants).
A prosthetic crown is a permanent supplement that is made when the tooth crown is significantly damaged and its reconstruction with light-cured material is no longer possible. It is made of various materials – currently the most commonly used are porcelain crowns on a metal base and all-ceramic crowns. The crown is a kind of a cap placed on the tooth, which must be prepared for it in advance. The dentist reduces the tooth to the appropriate size during the appointment under local anesthesia. Then impressions are taken and sent to the prosthetic lab, where the crown is made in laboratory conditions. At the next visit, the doctor gives the patient a ready-made crown and, after the patient accepts the work, cement it permanently.
Aesthetic and durable
Prosthetic crowns are very aesthetic and durable. Due to the high aesthetics of the crown, it can be made over or up to the gingiva. The prosthetic crown is also made on the implant, with which it is connected by the so-called connector. A temporary crown should also be mentioned, which always accompanies the patient when the tooth is reduced. It acts as a cover and protects the reduced tooth until the next visit. Such a crown is made of acrylic or composite directly in the office by a doctor or in a prosthetic laboratory (for extensive work). When performing such works, we always suggest that the patient should make a temporary crown to make him feel comfortable.
Bridges are restorations that rebuild one or more missing teeth and are based on the patient’s own teeth (the so-called bridge pillars). The bridge consists of pillars and a span. The span is the part of the bridge that fills the tooth “gap” and is attached to the crowns of the abutment teeth. Simply put – the bridges are crowned with a span. Bridges are comfortable additions because they are permanently attached. Their use is as close as possible to the use of natural teeth. Bridges, like prosthetic crowns, can be made of various materials. The bridge foundation can be made of an alloy of steel, gold, platinum, and zirconium.
Veneers are small, porcelain flakes stuck to the surface of the tooth, used in cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to veneers, you can quickly get a beautiful smile that allows you to regain self-confidence.
With the help of veneers, you can lighten the tooth, give it a beautiful shape and color, lengthen it, widen it or eliminate gaps between the teeth. It is also a good solution for people who want to lighten the color of their teeth and keep their natural color, but hide permanent discoloration. They are also used in the case of unsightly furrows or minor damage to the teeth, e.g. cracks, chipped or worn edges.