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.