PROSTHODONTICS

Prosthodontics is a specialty in dentistry which mainly focuses on the creation of prostheses and restorations which includes complete dentures, dental crowns, dental implants and dental bridges. Prosthodontics is also used in the treatment of facial anatomy abnormalities. For a general dentist to pursue the career of a Prosthodontist, s/he needs to take up an additional three to four years of schooling. Prosthodontists play a role in many dental disciplines such as repairing failed treatments which must have negatively affected the mouth and the smile of the client. The also have roles in the maxillofacial (jaw and face) abnormalities treatment, treatment of cases stemming from congenital disorders and even in cases stemming from oral/maxillofacial trauma. Prosthodontists examines the client’s case very carefully and suggest them improvements. The prosthodontist is also regarded as the architect of a restorative dental treatment plan. Prosthodontic treatments are generally expensive. But prosthodontists often assure the clients about great results and provide them the highest aesthetic and functional reconstructive treatment, which is always appreciated.

We divide Prosthetics on:

1.fixed prosthetics(crowns,bridges)

2.mobile prosthetics(complete or total prosthetics,partial denture,implant prosthetics)

1.Fixed Prosthetics:

Crowns

Laser implantology centre Dubravica offers three different types of crowns:

cheramic crown fused on metal

cheramic crowns fused on titan

cheramic crown fused on circon

Bridges

A dental bridge is a type of crown that is used to span an empty space between two teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. The simplest and most common type of bridge is a three tooth implant bridge. If we wouldn't fill the empty space between the teeth there would be a high probability for other teeth start moving which is a one step closer to losing proper bite and developing paradentosis.

2.Mobile prosthetics:

Dentures

A denture, or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

 

Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated at different times. A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed. An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.

An upper denture is acrylic and usually flesh colored that covers the palate (roof of the mouth) and a lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue (i.e., the maxillary [upper] or mandibular [lower] arch). The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain, or a combination of both. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically-treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.

An upper denture is relatively straightforward to manufacture so it is stable without slippage. The lower full denture is typically more complex because there is no "suction" holding it in place like the upper denture. For this reason, there is a general consensus that a lower full denture should be supported by two to four implants placed in the lower jaw. A lower denture supported by implants is a far more secure placement than without implants. Without implants, the denture is only held in place with weak lower mouth muscles. With a lower denture secured with implants, the patients should be able to bite into an apple. Without implants, it will be difficult or impossible to do so.

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Dr. Nikhil Verma

    Doctor (B.D.S)

    Oral and Dental Surgeon

Dr. Sapna Verma

    Doctor (B.D.S)

    Oral and Dental Surgeon

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    102 Riddhi Siddhi Tower, R N T Marg, Chhawani Road
    Indore – 452001

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