Prosthodontics, also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry, is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses.
Loss of natural teeth, whether due to an accident or as part of the aging process, can be traumatic and affect greatly on one’s outlooks. Simple pleasures – like smiling or going out to eat – become a source of stress or embarrassment. With the help of a prosthodontist who work closely with their patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and to help patients understand available possibility improvements. The procedures can help one regain new happy smile and improve appearance and self confidence.
Prosthodontic treatments include the following:
- Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry – Veneer and Dental Implants.
- Dentures – A removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues that replaces its functions in speech, chewing, and esthetics (in anterior teeth). There are two types of dentures: partial and complete.
- Crowns – A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
- Bridges and Crown – A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap.
- Dental inlays and onlays – Restorations to repair rear teeth with moderate decay that have too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to be successfully treated using a filling, but have sufficient healthy tooth remaining to avoid the need for a crown.
Although prosthodontic treatment can be expensive, it boast proven results and provide the highest esthetic and functional level of reconstructive dentistry.
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