Prosthetics includes works that compensate for the lack of one or more teeth. The most common visit to the dentist is for these reasons.
Crowns and bridges / Covers for teeth
Crowns and bridges or crowns are the most common restorative works in dentistry. Crowns and bridges can be made of metal-ceramic or metal-free ceramic.
An ideal way to build up a tooth that is broken or weakened due to large caries is precisely through the crowns. Bonding the crowns themselves to the existing part of the tooth gives it the shape and color of a natural tooth. When a permanent crown is placed, the final work ideally fits into the aesthetics of the other teeth, so after such a solution, the vitality and function of the teeth, as well as aesthetics, were restored.
When to use a crown as a solution?
In which case is a crown used as a dental solution?
- When the tooth has changed color more than other teeth, its appearance can be improved with a crown;
- When there is only the root of the tooth, it needs to be replaced with a crown;
- They are used as bridge supports, or when stabilizing and supporting the prosthesis.
When to use a bridge?
Bridges are used when one or more teeth are missing. In this way, the toothless field is actually bridged with a bridge that gives shape to the missing teeth and rests on the neighboring teeth.
Requirement for building a bridge
In order for a bridge to be made, it is necessary that there are teeth on both sides of the edentulous field and that the teeth supporting the bridge are sufficiently stable. Before deciding whether to make a bridge as a solution, we at the Smile Time practice first determine the condition of the surrounding teeth through an examination and make a proposal.
The process of making a crown or bridge
- Preparation of teeth – preparation of teeth and dental field
- Taking an impression of the teeth
- Compensation with a temporary crown/bridge
- Creation of a definitive crown/bridge
- Installation of a definitive crown/bridge
Dental prostheses are made when a certain number of teeth or all the teeth in the jaw are missing.
Dental prostheses enable chewing and speaking, and also maintain the natural physiognomy of the face.
Prostheses are mobile restorations, which means that the patient takes them out and puts them in the mouth.
When all teeth are missing, a total prosthesis is made, and when it comes to partial tooth loss,
a partial prosthesis is made.
The stability of the prosthesis can be increased by connecting the prosthesis to teeth or implants, the so-called. combined works.
Combined dental prosthetics
Combination of prosthesis and bridge – advanced technology in dental prosthetics.
Combined prosthetics is actually an ideal solution that makes it easier for the client to get used to it faster.
Such works consist of two parts:
- fixed part (bridge)
- movable part (skeleton prosthesis)
Combined works are performed in patients who do not have enough natural teeth to be able to have a bridge made, or in case the installation of a dental implant is not possible.
A bridge is made on the existing teeth, which has parts for supporting and stabilizing the prosthesis (atechmeni). Since the bridge is firmly attached to the teeth – it does not come off, which significantly increases the stability of the prosthesis.
The advantages of combined prosthetics are:
- occupying a smaller area in the mouth, due to which the client gets used to it faster;
- the stability of such prostheses, which is close to fixed works (bridges), which facilitates speech and chewing;
- the connection between the bridge and the prosthesis can be hidden, which achieves great aesthetic results;
- lower manufacturing costs compared to implants.
These prostheses are based on strong metal foundations, are smaller and less of a nuisance in the mouth. Because the existing teeth are connected in a bridge, they become more stable. The forces that occur during chewing are distributed evenly on all teeth (both on natural teeth and on denture teeth) which reduces the load on natural teeth and extends their lifespan.
Smile Time and prosthetic works
If you have a tooth that is causing a problem by being broken or damaged, you can contact us. We will after the review give a suggestion in which direction to go and get a good result. Also, after the inspection, we give advice on which solution is ideal according to the client himself and which procedure can ensure the return of tooth function, physiognomy and facial appearance, a beautiful smile, self-confidence and aesthetics.
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