Restoration of the best possible appearance of your smile.
Reclaim or Improve Your Best Possible Facial Appearance
Loss of teeth is a sad thing to happen. Injuries to mouth due to a fall or major trauma due to accident can cause loss of teeth. Sometimes some are born without certain teeth naturally. However it may be, the absence of teeth creates a functional gap and is often not nice on facial aesthetics. This can induce a sort of less self-esteem in a person and can impact their confidence and success. The missing teeth quite often causes bite problems too.
Prosthodontics is that branch of dentistry that offers precise solution to the problem of missing teeth. This branch of dentistry involves diagnosing the prevailing problem, devising a treatment plan that aims at addressing the problem by substituting the missing teeth or any soft tissues of the oral region by using biochemical alternatives and maintaining the solution offered.
In short a Prosthodontist or the dentist specialized in Prosthodontics is a person who offers replacement of teeth or gum tissues to restore a perfect smile in you.
Some of the Biochemical Substitutes used in Prosthodontics
Veneers – Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain stuck to the natural teeth using bonding materials. They recreate the natural look of the teeth and provide strength that can be compared to the strength provided by the enamel.
Crowns – Crowns are caps that cover the damaged tooth to provide stability and also to safeguard them from dental caries. They are made of porcelain most times. They are also made of steel, gold and certain alloys which can be chosen by the patients.
Bridges – Bridges close the gap created by missing teeth. A bridge is made of two crowns are one or more false teeth in between.
Dentures – Dentures are solution for missing teeth that can be removable. They are either full or partial depending on the number of missing teeth. They are custom-made to suit an individual oral area by taking the oral impression of the dental area.
Some of the conditions that can be corrected using Prosthodontics
- Missing teeth
- Rehabilitating full mouth
- Tempero-mandibular Joint Diseases (TMD)
- Cleft Palate