- Fixed prostheses
Dental crowns defects that are too big to be restored by teethfilling, can be restored with inlays, onlays (Picture 1.) and the crowns (Picture 2.). The most commonly used materials for dental crowns are metalceramics (PFM – porcelain fused to metal) and all-ceramic (feldsphatic, leucite, lithium disilicate, zirconium oxide etc.) crowns. Today the most popular are zirconium oxid-based fixed dental prostheses due to the improved esthetics, reduced plaque accumulation and good biocompatibility.
Defects resulting from the loss of one or more teeth can be restored by bridges (Picture 3.). But due to deficiencies of this method of treatment (need to grind adjacent teeth and additional load on them, complicated hygiene, worse prognosis of supporting teeth etc.) dental implantation is often recommended, especially if healthy teeth must be prepared for a bridge.
ProDentum clinic has a digital CAD/CAM prosthesis manufacturing laboratory. This will ensure prompt work and efficient quality control. The clinic staff work with certified materials of highest quality.
It usually takes 2-5 visits to make fixed dentures. Digital technologies enable large tooth defects to be restored in a maximally short time (e.g. on the same visit).
- Removable dentures
Loss of multiple teeth (usually 3 or more teeth) are sometimes difficult or impossible to restore by means of fixed partial prosthesis (bridge). If for some reason dental implants are not used, removable dentures could be chosen. Removable dentures can be partial (partial loss of teeth – Picture 1), complete (complete loss of teeth – Picture 2) and overdentures (when the denture gets support from the roots of the teeth or implants witch are beneath the denture base – Picture 3). They can be made entirely from acrylic plastic or could have metal framework. Partial dentures are retained to the remaining teeth by clasps or special attachment systems (Picture 4). Patients need to know that there are many ways to design removable denture, however removable dentures restore chewing function less efficiently and require intense personal and professional care. Most commonly they are selected due to lower cost of treatment or uncertain prognosis of teeth and as long-term temporary prostheses. In certain clinical situations, removable dentures can be made from a resilient plastic (Valplast, Bredent, etc.). Qualified prosthodontists of clinic ProDentum will consult and provide our patients with all types of removable dentures.