There are different types of prosthodontic procedures applied for different conditions. Sometimes, you will have a consultation with your doctor to tell which is the most suitable process. You can trust the dentist to advise you on the best treatment.
In the case of missing teeth; dental implants can help. They are made from medical grade titanium that is placed in the jawbone. It replicates the natural tooth root and becomes and a solid foundation for support of a single tooth, full denture and or dental bridge. They are made to look identical to the natural teeth in appearance, feel, and function. There are various benefits that you get from dental implants.
There are dental crowns and bridges as well. The dental crowns are effective in adding strength to a single tooth that has been damaged by excessive decay or fracture. A dental bridge is a restorative treatment to substitute one or many missing teeth. It is placed and then held by the crown which is secured to either side of a natural tooth. It helps to avoid the teeth from moving out of alignment and preserve your natural smile.
Denture fabrication is another form of prosthodontic procedure which is largely a fine art. The new teeth must appear and function as closely as practicable to the natural teeth. They remain fitted to the place and therefore improve self-confidence and secured to the place. They are a choice for missing teeth. They are designed from tooth-colored materials on a high-quality acrylic fused with metal base shaped to the contours of your gum-line.
The next type of prosthodontic procedure is the application of dentures. They are replacement to missing teeth and consist of a gum-colored acrylic fused on a metal base. They have fasteners that hold the dentures and ensure that they do not moving around the mouth. A full denture is used to replace all natural teeth in the lower jaw or upper jaw. At times, crowns placement on your teeth may be recommend making them stronger and fitting.
In case of temporomandibular disorders; prosthodontic procedures can help. The TMD is a complex and frequently used joint. If the jaw is out of alignment, it will cause a lot of problems. These include joint pains, headaches, earaches, and neck and shoulder pains. Since this problem develops over time, treatment will need more time. You will then have a comfortable and healthier jaw once treated.
Cosmetic dentistry, a wide field aims at enhancing the smile and ensure that joints, teeth and muscle function harmoniously. The cosmetic dentistry is aimed at correcting teeth misalignment, replace missing teeth and replace any missing teeth.