Prosthodontics Dentistry

*All procedures are done by general dentists

Prosthodontics Dentistry

Prosthodontics Dentistry

Crown and Bridge

A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers the outside of a severely decayed and damaged tooth. Dental crowns can be completed in two visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepped (shaved down) and an impression is taken. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent crown is being made by the laboratory. During the second visit, the permanent crown is fitted comfortably and then cemented into place as a permanent restoration.

A bridge replaces missing teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. A false tooth is held in place by being attached to a neighboring tooth. In order to fabricate a bridge a crown(s) is made for the teeth on either side of the space and a false tooth is placed in between the crowns, as a support.

Implant

Implants are titanium fixtures that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They act as a tooth root replacement. The bone heals around the implant creating support for crowns, bridges or dentures.

Denture

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures: Complete (Full) and Partial Dentures.

Complete (Full) Dentures are made after all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. The denture includes an acrylic base that is custom made in the dental laboratory and is made to look like natural gums. The denture sits over the gums or can be anchored to dental implants.

Removable Partial Dentures are made when only a few teeth need to be replaced. Removable partial dentures either attach to crowns on either side of the denture or to a metal framework that is then attached to the teeth on both sides of the partial denture. When worn during the day, removable partial implants can also be supported in place by dental implants. As opposed to being removable, partial dentures can also be anchored in place by being attached to dental implants. In severe cases implant retained dentures can be done.

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