Dental prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with the reconstruction of damaged teeth, replacement of lost tooth or group of teeth.

Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with the reconstruction of damaged teeth, replacement of lost tooth or group of teeth. Missing one or more teeth can be significant for patients health, for chewing, eating in general or incorrect pronounciation of certain sounds.

Aesthetical significance is one of the most important aspects of losing teeth which can cause sence of shame and inferiority complex, whether in younger or older population.

All of these factors combined can lead to the manifestation of the social aspect of edentulousity , which is reflected in the reduction of the working ability, difficulties in communication and impoverishment of social life.

In our clinic we offer these prosthetic replacements:

Cad – Cam zirconium crowns

Superior aesthetics with the latest technology “

CAD/CAM technology is a contemporary way of making prosthetic dentures. Planning and making is done using computer technology and sophisticated software systems, where a human mistake is completely excluded. By scanning and using computer technology to make a model, results obtained are extremely precise and highly functional prosthetic replacements that are aesthetically pleasing as well.

CAD/CAM technology implies computer scanning of dental impressions, precise drilling and laser cut zirconium using CNC machines. Replacements made by using this technology are highly aesthetic and completely identical to natural teeth.

Combined work(crowns + snap in dentures)

Metal – ceramic crowns and bridges are dental replacements based on metal, or, more precisely, alloy of cobalt, chromium and molybdenum, covered with a layer of ceramic. In modern dentistry where accent is on a superior aesthetics, these crowns are rarely made, because of their aesthetical defects. Now, they are being replaced with nonmetal and zirconium crowns that leave patients and the people from their environment, breathless.  Metal – ceramic crowns leave an impression of, artificial’’ teeth. The only advantage of these type of crowns is a low price.

What to choose?

Patients who decided to go with zirconium crowns have extremely positive experiences. Those who decided to replace old metal-ceramic crowns and bridges with zirconium ones are delighted with significatly better aesthetics, in terms of colour and shape of the teeth.

Considering that in metal-ceramic crowns under ceramic material is a metal that is dark grey, applying more layers of ceramic is needed, so the dark colour of the metal is neutralised. This way, to get the desired shade, we loose the translucent effect of a natural tooth.

With zirconium crowns the under material is zirconium which is in a shade of a natural tooth, so only a thin layer of ceramic is needed, which gives the tooth transparency and desired shade. Thus, non-metal and zirconium crowns are much better in imitating the colour and the appearance of the natural tooth, which is very important for patients smile line.

Combined work (crowns + snap in dentures)

Combined work is done in two phases:

  1. A bridge cemented to the teeth that has snaps on the ends
  2. Wisil partial dentures that snaps on this bridge

They  are held securely in place with the help of dental implants or anchors onto the existing teeth, so there is no fear of falling out during chewing and talking. On the other side, they are convenient and removable, which means you can take them out whenever you need to. Snap in dentures are a very comfotrable solution for patients that lost their side teeth, so it’s not possible to place a bridge, but they still want a more economic solution than placing implants.

Dentures

Dentures are used to compesate for losing one tooth or all teeth. The patient can take them out at clean them at home or when needed. Considering that in our clinic we have a number of far more modern and comfortable solutions for teeth replacements, usually we make dentures as a temporary solution for patients that are waiting for a more definitive prosthetic work, like implants.

 What types of dentures exsist?

  1. Traditional complete or partial dentures
  2. Wironit dentures
  3. Implant supported dentures

Most economic solution for patients that lost all or most of their teeth. We make complete or partial dentures out of acrilic or non-acrilic materials (silicone dentures).

Wironit dentures

They are thiner and firmer than acrilic ones, and we mostly make them within combined work  attaching them to a metal-ceramic bridge by snaps.

Implant supported dentures

Implant supported dentures – modern, comfortable and ideal solution for patients with unstable complete dentures.

Implant supported dentures use a dental implant to securely support the denture. They are the most comfortable solution and rebirth for patients who are wearing traditional complete dentures for a long time and are tired from all the disscomfort that that kind of denture carries. The biggest advantage of implant supported dentures compared to traditional dentures is that these can not fall out during conversations or eating, because they are snapped to implants with especially designed buttons or locators. This type of denture requires two implants in the bottom jaw, and four in the upper jaw. Implant supported dentures are easy to take out and clean at home, almost the same way you do with the traditional complete dentures.

„Palateless dentures“ comfort you need!

Palateless dentures are placed on the upper jaw on four implants, which provides an option to be made almost completely without the palate part. This type of dentures are thinner and more comfortable than traditional dentures, considering that they are stabilized by implants and not only vacuum, like the case is with traditional dentures.

Procedure for making implant supported dentures

The making process of implant supported dentures is preceded by placing implants. The procedure of placement is the same as for any kind of prosthetics work. More about implants you can read here.

After placing implants, in most cases, it’s necessary to wait three months before snaping the denture to the implants, so they have enough time to integrate with the bone.

While the patient is waiting for the process of osseointegration (integration with the bone) to be over, during these three months they can use traditional complete dentures as a substitute. Implant supported dentures are made in the same way as traditional ones, the only difference is that at the end in the finished denture snaps are in built. Those snaps securely support the denture.

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