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Dental Prostheses(Understanding The Common Types)
If any of your teeth are damaged, missing or broken or you have other problems with your mouth or jaw, dentists may recommend prosthodontics.
This can involve replacing teeth with dental prosthetics such as implants or rebuilding other facial structures. Prosthodontics aims to restore your beautiful smile as well as aims to preserve your oral health for longer.Repairing worn, damaged or decayed teeth can be achieved by using crowns, fillings and other restorative treatment. Replacing missing teeth can involve implants, bridges and dentures.Dental implants are surprisingly economical for the value it can bring to your life.
Common Types of Dental Prosthetics
Prosthodontists are experienced in the use of a wide range of dental prostheses and will discuss all the suitable options available during your consultation. These can include:
Dental Implants are a fixed replacement for missing teeth.If you need to replace a whole arch of teeth, a suitable prosthodontist may recommend implants to help retain your dentures. This method uses a variable number of implants to replace the upper or lower arch of teeth, often without the need for bone grafting.
Crowns and bridges are prosthetic teeth which fill the gaps in the mouth and restore the natural appearance and function of your smile. Generally cemented onto the teeth and are not removable.Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain or ceramic and are designed to look like your natural teeth.
Bridges can be thought of as a type of fixed denture that fill gaps in your teeth, supported by crowns on either side.
Dentures can be used to replace a whole set of teeth (full dentures) or individual teeth (partial dentures).You can choose a shade that looks like your natural teeth.
Overdentures can be discussed which are anchored more firmly in the mouth using dental implants. This helps to reduce the bone loss that can occur with traditional dentures.
Wearing a mouthguard at night can ease the strain on your teeth and jaws and help you to breathe more easily during sleep.
We will review your particular needs with you during your appointment.