Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry which involves the designing, production and fixing of the artificial replacements of teeth and even other parts of the mouth. This branch of dentistry involves the restoration and replacement of teeth and ensures that patients using artificial teeth replacements receive proper care in appearance and functioning.

Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties which is recognized by the American Dental Association, Royal College of Dentists of Canada and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. To become a prosthodontist, a dentist has to receive three or fours years of further training after the dental school.

Prosthodontists execute treatments which involve the most advanced forms of sequencing, restorative and maintenance treatments These prosthodontists also perform the necessary corrections to repair failed treatments which negatively affect  the face and smile of the patient.

Prosthodontics maintains the equilibrium between functionality, longevity and esthetics.

The following are the main prosthodontic treatments:

Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry

Esthetic reconstructive dentistry creates the association between dental implants and the living bone of the patient. This association involves structural and functional connection.

Dental veneers and other bonded restorations

These procedures are done to deliver a bright, beautiful and white smile to the patient with perfectly shaped teeth. These procedures basically fall into the category of cosmetic surgery. Unattractive teeth could be due to many reasons, for instance, chips, cracks, severe tooth discoloration, etc; however, surgery could be done to make the teeth and smile more attractive.

Ceramic and metal ceramic dental crowns

These are prosthetic teeth which are made of metal, porcelain or a combination of both. Prosthodics also involves the procedure of diagnosing the requirement of a dental crown, manufacturing of the crown and fixing it.

Dental bridges

Dental bridges are used as a treatment for missing teeth. These are prosthodontic restorations. Most commonly, these dental bridges are supported by the two teeth next to the missing teeth. Sometimes these are supported by other implants. It is also often used as a substitute for removable partial dentures.

Dentures

These include removable complete dentures, removable partial dentures and fixed partial dentures.

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Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry which involves the designing, production and fixing of the artificial replacements of teeth and even other parts of the mouth. This branch of dentistry involves the restoration and replacement of teeth and ensures that patients using artificial teeth replaceme .... read more


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