Regardless of your current situation, contemporary dentistry enables us to significantly improve overall health, function and aesthetics of your teeth. Dental prosthetic makes it possible us to create and reconstruct new teeth, whether it is one tooth, several teeth in a row or a completely toothless or edentulous jaw.
Prosthetic dentistry enables us to create new, durable and aesthetically superior, natural looking ceramic teeth instead of lost, damaged, ruined or aesthetically inadequate teeth. Ceramic teeth are biocompatible with the surrounding tissue and they do not cause allergies. The feeling in the mouth is natural, because fixed prosthetic solutions cannot be moved, while ceramics gives the feeling of natural teeth.
With our individual approach, backed up by our expertise and extensive experience in prosthetic work, we will create the best possible solution and bring back smile on your face.
Dental prosthesis comprises fixed and mobile works. This basically means that prosthesis is either permanently fixed and patients cannot take it out, or mobile, where patients themselves take out the prosthesis.
MOBILE PROSTHETIC – DENTURES
Mobile denture is slowly, but inevitably becoming less used. Due to its “bulkiness” and discomfort, nowadays it is merely considered as a temporary work, while it is being used as a permanent solution in cases where economic or medical conditions do not allow for a better option. Patients usually find it difficult to accept dental prosthesis. Being massive and taking a lot of space in one’s mouth in order to be stable and firm, dentures are consequently quite uncomfortable to wear.
Dental implants enable us to make smaller dentures and achieve its stability, thus creating a natural feeling in the mouth.
Complete denture is a solution for completely edentulous upper and/or lower jaw.
Partial denture recreates one or more missing teeth.
Fixed dental prosthetics comprises either one tooth or a bridge made of several teeth that is fixed on one or more teeth that serve as carriers of the prosthetic work. Patients cannot take out the prosthesis themselves.
Dental crown keeps the structure of the existing tooth, corrects the position of the tooth and improves the aesthetics, while dental bridge is used to replace the missing teeth.
Fixed prosthodontics is a gold standard in dental prosthetics. It can be used for various toothless situations. Its main disadvantage is that it requires drilling of the neighbouring teeth, which serve as carriers of the dental bridge. As a consequence, those teeth can become sensitive. Gums surrounding the missing tooth spot start receding and over the years, neighbouring teeth become susceptible to cavities and as they are not protected, they can also break more easily. Underneath such dental prosthesis, there are empty gaps left where food accumulates and often causes bad breath. To make this situation permanent and more pleasant, we can opt for dental implants in order to protect the healthy neighbouring teeth from drilling, prevent food from accumulating beneath the bridge and regain the chewing, phonetic and aesthetic functions of the teeth.
Nowadays, whenever it is possible, we should consider opting for implants first, rather than for classical dental prosthetics solutions (crowns, bridges and dentures). There are many reasons supporting the choice, and here are just a few that we want to share with you as our patients, who are in the highlight of everything we do. Fascinating technological advances enables us to create solutions that were unimaginable a few years ago. Highly experienced dental doctors working in our clinic can solve every dental problem.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT DENTAL PROSTHETIC SOLUTION
After a detailed diagnostic examination and consultation, the doctor explains possible solutions to the patient. The prosthetic solution can comprise one or more crowns, bridges, veneers or a complete denture, depending on the individual situation and patient’s wishes.
1. Dental crowns take over the function of damaged, non-functional or lost natural teeth crowns. Modern dentistry enables us to create crowns that are exceptionally strong and natural looking, with the possibility to adjust the colour to other natural teeth. Crowns are perfectly set and fit neatly into patient’s natural line of teeth, thus creating stronger, functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth.
- Damaged teeth with big cavities/caries
- Broken teeth
- If the complete tooth is missing, the crown is placed on the implant
- Aesthetic correction – replacing old, worn out crowns or covering aesthetically unsatisfying natural teeth
2. Dental bridges cover the gaps in cases where one or more teeth are missing. Bridge carriers can be natural patient’s teeth or dental implants, when more teeth in a row are missing. Besides being aesthetically and functionally superior, the bridge maintains a proper bite/inclusion, thus protecting the patient’s health and preventing other teeth to move towards empty space, which can cause incorrect chewing and speaking.
- Lack of one or more teeth in a row
- Aesthetic correction – replacing old, worn out bridges or reconstruction of aesthetically unsatisfying natural teeth
3. Veneers are basically thin ceramic shells that are custom made for every patient and their primary function is to aesthetically improve the appearance of the teeth. They are also a popular tool for closing gaps.
- Aesthetic correction – smile improvement
- Misaligned teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth with gaps
3. Fixed, semi-fixed and mobile dentures. One of the solutions for toothless, edentulous jaws is putting fixed denture on implants, which serve as carriers for the denture. The denture we put on implants can be either fixed or mobile, depending on the indication and possibilities, which are thoroughly discussed and explained to the patient during examination and consultation.
- Toothless, edentulous jaws
BIOCOMPATIBLE NONALLERGIC MATERIALS
Whether you need a crown, bridge, complete denture or veneers, contemporary prosthetic solutions are nowadays mainly made of ceramics, due to its exceptional advantages. The only difference is in the base that is covered by ceramics, which differentiates types of ceramic work:
METAL CERAMICS – prosthetic solutions made of metal ceramics which means the inner part of the tooth is made of metal, while covered with ceramics to look like a natural tooth. Metal ceramic solutions are aesthetically acceptable, extremely durable and strong, while being affordable.
FULL CERAMICS (CERCON & E.MAX) – prosthetic solutions without metal, made of pure ceramics inside and out. Aesthetically superior solution as they pass through light the way natural teeth do. Full ceramic solutions are aesthetically the best option as they resemble natural teeth in smallest details.
DENTAL PROSTETICS TREATMENT
During examination, there are pre prosthetic treatments that need to take place before setting the prosthetic solution (periodontal aspect, teeth alignment, inclusion etc.). Once the preparations are finished, we take the impression, make the prosthesis and fix it to recreate new, improved situation.