Prosthodontics

Prosthodontic Dentistry or prosthetic dentistry is the field of dentistry to treat missing teeth and repair existing teeth with significant damage. Prosthetics are false teeth used to restore teeth or rehabilitate single, multiple or complete dentition.

Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth?

  1. Missing gaps can cause bone loss, your jaw bone to shrink and your gums to recede. Thus, teeth adjacent to the missing tooth becomes weaken over time.
  2. Neighboring teeth (above, below or at the sides) may shift position into the gap therefore leading to misaligned teeth that is harder to resolve at a later stage.
  3. Your risk of gum disease may increase from receding gums as it can create pockets where bacteria grows.

Dental Treatments to Replace Missing Teeth

Prosthodontics

Cosmetic Dental Specialization

Dentures

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Made of either acrylic resin or in combination with metal framework, dentures help patients gain back confidence by providing false set of teeth.

Types of dentures include:

  1. Partial Dentures
  2. Complete Dentures
  3. Denture Implants
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Dental Bridges and Crowns

Dental Bridge Treatment

Dental bridges conventional consists of at least 3 or more units of dental crowns used to replace missing gaps between adjacent supporting teeth.

Materials used in dental bridges include porcelain fused to metal alloys and all ceramics. Benefits of dental bridges is that the treatment procedure can be completed quickly within 3 to 7 days. Dental bridges are fixed and is taken care simliar to natural teeth making it easy to maintain.

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Dental Implant

Dental implants are new tooth root replacements. Crowns, fixed bridges or overdentures are then placed on the dental implants posts to replace missing teeth.

Single dental implants, multiple dental implants and full arch dental implants may be done to replacing different types of missing gaps. Selected dental Implant procedures on conventional implants, immediate load implants and one day implants are evaluated with your dental implant dentist.

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