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Dental prosthetics

Dental prosthetics

Dental prosthetics

Prosthetics is a dental discipline that deals with replacing lost teeth in several ways, more precisely with different types of dental restorations such as: ceramic crowns, metal-ceramic crowns, bridges, veneers, then dentures – complete dentures or partial dentures. Besides our doctors’ expertise, what also ranks us at the very top is the fact that each prosthetic work is performed according to the individual patient, and the final improvement is done directly in the patient's mouth so that it fits perfectly to the prepared situation in the mouth.

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Dental prosthetics

Ceramic crowns and bridges - made exclusively of ceramics. Today, there is an increased interest in them by the patients because of their excellent aesthetics, especially when it comes to the front teeth. Ceramic crowns are made entirely of ceramic, so they refract the light and have the transparency like natural teeth.

Metal-ceramic crowns are made from a metal alloy as a base on which the ceramic is applied. Metal-ceramic crowns are extremely durable, with a high degree of resistance to all types of shock and tightening, which makes them a better choice for placement in the back (lateral) region, where chewing is performed.

A complete denture is the most common solution for solving problems in patients who don't have a single tooth. In that case, the complete denture compensates for all the missing teeth as well as part of the alveolar ridge. The material from which the complete denture is made is acrylate. If the jaw ridge is well preserved and levelled, this type of prosthetic replacement can greatly improve the quality of life of edentulous (toothless) patients, both functionally and aesthetically. The complete denture is placed in the mouth with the help of a strong vacuum that creates a thin layer of saliva, which is constantly secreted in the mouth. That thin layer of saliva between the complete denture and the mucous membrane of the patient is known in physics as cohesion and adhesion, where the phenomenon of adhesion refers to the mutual attraction of the surfaces of two bodies made of different materials. This type of compensation also has its drawbacks. Namely, the complete denture can move, especially in the lower jaw, which is why this prosthesis requires a long period of adaptation. Patients often complain about taste loss due to the surface with which the complete denture rests on the palate in the upper jaw. A denture is a foreign body. In our experience, an open and honest explanation of what a complete denture is, what the patient can realistically expect, what should be done after receiving the complete denture and how to behave with it can help a lot. And never forget, getting used to complete dentures is a process.

Partial dentures are made if several teeth are missing, but it is not possible to make a bridge. Partial dentures are mobile compensations, so they can be removed from the mouth. There are more types of partial dentures. They differ in the material from which they are made and in the way they are attached to the teeth. Partial acrylic denture is very similar to the complete denture and it is connected to the teeth by means of wire hooks. A partial acrylic denture is the least stable solution.

Partial skeletal denture is a dental replacement that is made when there is a small number of teeth left in the jaw. Skeletal dentures basically contain a metal skeleton that gives them strength. With these dentures, the pressure force that is created in the process of chewing is transferred to the existing teeth as well as the alveolar ridge. This is of great importance for the durability of the remaining teeth and the supporting apparatus of those teeth. In skeletal dentures, these forces are transmitted thanks to special connecting elements that also hold the denture in place in the mouth. These special connecting elements can be hooks (which are molded to the anatomical shape of your tooth and are visible in the mouth) or attachments (precise elements that are not visible in the mouth). In the case of skeletal dentures with attachments, it is necessary to prepare the adjacent teeth with metal-ceramic crowns and thus ensure proper pressure transfer to the adjacent teeth. As such, a skeletal denture with attachments is the best solution among partial dentures. Also, these types of dentures are significantly shortened. Skeletal dentures provide patients with a reduced feeling of a foreign body, the speech is easier and the adaptation process to a skeletal denture is fast.

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