Replacement of missing teeth – Prosthodontics
We can bring back your lost smile by means of artificial prosthesis. Based on study models & radiographic findings , your bone level, adjacent tooth support ,your age, your need – a systematic treatment plan counselling is done and the various options with its advantages and disadvantages, type of material used, longevity and durability of the prosthesis is discussed.
Various Tooth Replacement options
- Conventional Partial Denture – To replace a few missing teeth, rigid acrylic RPD is used
- Flexible Denture – flexible type, instead of metal clasps it has acrylic extensions for support.
- Complete Denture, BPS Denture, Over Dentures
Fixed prosthesis – Dental Crown & Bridges
- Metal Ceramic crown :Conventionally these crowns have been made with metal with a ceramic coating to resemble the tooth.
- Zirconia : Recently the CAD CAM industry have adapted industrial zirconia- a biomedical grade product that is manufactured using German material and technology, to offer you the perfect solution with excellent aesthetics.
- Semi Precious Metal: A mixture of precious metal and base metals has been made to form semi precious alloy crowns that are more economical. They required less tooth structure to be removed for crown preparation.
Traditionally, replacing teeth are done using either Removable dentures or fixed crown and bridge. Removable dentures compromise the good quality of life causing difficulty in talking and discomfort at times. They also need to be removed and cleaned after every meal.
To have fixed crown and bridges the adjacent healthy teeth have to be reduced and sometimes root canal treated . In conditions where sound teeth are not present on both sides of the missing teeth then crown and bridge work is not feasible.