Prosthetic Dentistry (Prosthodontics)
Prosthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with producing fixed and mobile substitutes for lost and damaged teeth. Fixed prosthodontics includes ceramic crowns and bridges, while dentures represent mobile prosthodontics.
If there is only one tooth missing, irregular distribution of forces while chewing causes the malpositioning and damaging of the remaining teeth. More missing teeth lead to more damage over time, with more difficult solutions. Therefore, it is important to replace the missing teeth for functional oral integrity.
Prosthetic reconstruction is a challenge for every stomatologist and any prosthetic work includes a good therapy plan and tooth preparation. A great deal of attention is paid to aesthetics and to making any dental work such that it fully imitates the teeth’s natural appearance.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown (cap) is a prosthetic substitute that covers one tooth, which is so damaged that it cannot be repaired with regular fillings. In order to create the crown, the tooth must be ground and prepared for the taking of the impression. Crowns can be made by various techniques, resulting in so-called metal-ceramic and zirconia-ceramic crowns. Metal-ceramic crowns have a metal base coated in ceramics and are more recommended for the posterior region because of their strength. We propose zirconia crowns for the replacement of front teeth because they facilitate the achievement of top-quality aesthetic results, without the risk of the appearance of the dark line.
What are dental bridges?
Bridges are the solution when replacement is needed for one or more missing teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth, which serve as anchors, while the replacement part is called the pontic.
If a greater loss of teeth occurs and fixed prosthetic implants are not possible, removable dentures give you the opportunity to bring back a healthy bite and a beautiful smile. Depending on the number of remaining teeth and their positions, we have total or partial dentures.