Dental Prosthetics - Dental Veneers
Dental prosthetics is the branch of dentistry specialized in replacing missing teeth, managing to cure dental conditions caused by damage or decay. In other words, dental prosthetics deals with the oral rehabilitation of the dental arches and succeeds in restoring a beautiful, healthy and functional dentition when needed.
What is a dental prosthesis?
Due to delayed treatment of periodontal disease, shocks or cavities, teeth may fall out, and to restore aesthetics and functionality, a dental prosthesis may be needed. This is a rigid piece made in the dental laboratory from various materials.
What are the advantages of dental prosthetics treatment?
When to turn to dental prosthetics treatment?
Dental prosthetics includes several elements, suitable for each individual case: dental veneers, dental crown, dental bridge, as well as mobile works: dentures on implants, total or partial dentures. When there is one or more missing teeth, dental prosthetics is the ideal solution.
What are the differences between fixed and removable dentures?
Both fixed and removable dentures are used to replace missing teeth. The main difference between the two is that the first one is removable – it can be sanitized separately, and the second one behaves exactly like natural teeth, the patient not having the possibility to remove it.
Mobile dentures are recommended for people who have few natural teeth, which makes it impossible to fit fixed dentures.
Instead, fixed dentures represent the medical solution that provides better stability during chewing. Regardless of the type of prosthesis recommended by the doctor, both fixed and mobile ones are extremely effective and long-lasting if proper oral hygiene is maintained.
Prosthetic works can replace the entire dentition of patients, restoring both phonetics and chewing, as well as its aesthetics. Prostheses can be of two types, namely:
Depending on each patient’s needs, the dentist will decide which is the best option. It is important to note that the main goal is to save natural teeth.
Types of dental prostheses
Dental crowns restore the morphology of a single tooth. When tooth decay destroys a large part of the tooth, it cannot be restored through the filling, so you will need a crown prosthesis.
Dental veneers have an aesthetic role. More and more people want a perfect smile, covering the visible surface of the teeth with them. It is important to know that for the application of veneers a thin layer of enamel of 0.3-0.5 mm is removed.
Dental fillings are recommended when a tooth has been affected by decay, but cleaning and filling cannot be done properly. They only cover part of the crown.
Bridges help to replace missing teeth by being fixed to the teeth adjacent to the empty spaces. If one or more natural teeth cannot be saved, there are the following possibilities: the implant or the dental bridge.
If bridges are not a suitable solution, there is also the possibility of using the mobilized prosthesis, which involves special anchoring systems to the remaining teeth on the dental arch, with the possibility of removing the work for sanitation.
Modern removable dentures are intended for patients who do not have any teeth left. They must be removed daily for sanitization and require a period of adaptation.