Replace missing teeth and improve your smile
Sometimes when the damage is too extensive, if we have a missing tooth, or even just for aesthetic reasons, we reach for prosthetic solutions. Prosthetic is a dental branch, developed especially in the last decade as a result of the development of modern technology.
This field is divided in:
FIXED PROSTHETIC – All on 4, All on 6, crowns, bridges
MOBILE PROSTHETIC – dentures: full and partial
Crowns are fixed prosthetic replacements used in situations where the tooth damage is such that the common filling is not suitable for restoration. Such a tooth has previously been ground (prepared) and it’s the perfect solution for badly damaged teeth, or for dealing with cosmetic irregularities.
We have three types of crowns, depending on which material is used for their making:
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace the missing tooth (or even several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently adjacent teeth or dental implants. Bridges are made with ceramic-crowns or in a combination with dental implants.
If we have a completely toothless jaw, we can replace the whole dental set by making a bridge supported by implants (usually it takes 6-8 teeth).
Veneers are an important tool for aesthetic dentistry. A dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a ”Hollywood” type of makeover. Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by Orthodontics. Some people have consumed the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance, while others may have malpositioned teeth.
Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by time, fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession, provide uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight.
ALL-ON-4 & ALL-ON-6
The term All-On-4 refers to ”all teeth being supported on 4 dental implants”, is a procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease.
The 4 implants support a fixed prosthesis with 10 to 14 teeth.
The difference between All-On-4 and its alternative procedure – an All-On-6, is that an All-On-4 involves the implementation of four dental implants and an All-On-6 involves the implementation of six dental implants.
There is no clear answer to which of these options is better. It all depends on the patient’s individual needs, possibilities and wishes.
MOBILE PROSTHETICS – DENTURES
Is the perfect solution for patients that don’t have enough bone density for fixed prosthetic work. We have quite few solutions, depending on the possibilities, patient’s wishes and used materials.
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture).
WIRON PARTIAL DENTURE
A Wiron partial denture is a removable partial denture that usually consists of teeth replacements attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base.
Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
A partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
The materials used in the Thermopress injection molding technique enable dental technicians to fabricate restorations for sensitive patients without the use of chemical additives or catalysts. This way dental laboratories are given an option which puts them in a very strong position in view of the considerable increase in allergies.
The Thermopress injection molding system is the most versatile system on the market incorporating 5 different injection materials for Dentures, Flexible Dentures, Clasps, Splints, Frameworks, Sleeping Appliances, Attachments and Telescopic work and Crown and Bridge work.