Prosthetics – what is it?
Prosthetics – indications and contraindications
All patients with single and multiple tooth defects are eligible for prosthetic treatment. It depends on the joint decision of the doctor and the patient what kind of supplementation will be performed. However, prosthetics is not limited to replacing lost teeth with artificial teeth.
The prosthetist physician as a specialist in the mutual relations of the dental arches and their contacts both at rest and during the movements, is able to diagnose and treat diseases associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. This includes all muscle pains and even headaches associated with incorrect connection or teeth grinding, dysfunctions in the temporomandibular joints (crackling, jumping), excessive teeth abrasion or mutual damage to the teeth. We are able to help any patient with such ailments.
For the most demanding patients, prosthetics becomes a part of aesthetics dentistry. Various deformations of the shape of the teeth, discoloration, or the lack of symmetry, as well as the subjective feeling of the patient about the need to improve their own smile are for our specialists the opportunity to demonstrate the talent of the artist. With the veneers, our patients start smiling from ear to ear again!
Most prosthetic restorations are based on the patient’s own teeth or bone (rebuilding on implants), therefore they are contraindicated in children, so as not to disturb the growth of the jaw or mandible. Fortunately, children usually do not need prosthetic treatment, except for small patients suffering from serious genetic disorders associated with rapid loss or congenital lack of teeth. Contraindications for adults include epilepsy, allergies to materials used to make prosthesis, as well as caries, periodontal and oral mucosa disease. Of course, these last contraindications are only temporary, and disappear after conservative treatment (see: conservative dentistry) or periodontological treatment (see: periodontology), which we also provide in our clinic.
Prosthetics – types of treatments
The offer of procedures offered by modern dental prosthetics is very wide and adapted to the individual needs of the patient. There is the traditional treatment of missing teeth by means of permanent and removable restorations, as well as the improvement of aesthetics with veneers or prosthetic crowns. In our office, we perform all types of prosthetic restorations of the highest quality – restoration on individual inserts, crowns and metal bridges covered with porcelain or all-ceramic ones, which are the most aesthetic, complete and skeletal prosthesis. We also design and make restorations based on implants, both crowns and bridges, as well as partial and total dentures.
We have a Cerec system, thanks to which we can complete the project in a short time. The great convenience for the patient and the implantologist (see: implantology) is the fact that we have our own prosthetic laboratory, which allows a holistic approach to each patient. This allows us planning the ideal prosthetic work in the cooperation of implantologists and dental prosthetists specialists.
An extremely important part of the work in the prosthetic office is designing the smiles of our patients. Based on the analysis of photographic documentation, carried out in accordance with the Digital Smile Design protocol, we plan aesthetic reconstruction of teeth to obtain a Hollywood smile for everyone. Our specialists make ceramic and composite veneers using the best materials available on the market to meet the requirements of even the most demanding patients.
Prosthodontics – the course of the procedure
Before starting prosthetic treatment, it is necessary to have a detailed physical examination in order to get a full picture of the patient’s problems (which are often complex, resulting from many years of neglect) and to plan comprehensive treatment. The doctor usually offers the patient several options, presents their advantages and disadvantages. It is patient who decides about the method which will be used. Then he receives a plan of subsequent visits.
Before starting work on the supplementation, especially when aesthetics is very important, the so-called mock – up, or a wax model is prepared, which allows assessment of the future reconstruction in the oral cavity. The number of visits depends on the type of supplementation. Between the visits, the dental technician performs next laboratory stages. Because of our own prosthetic laboratory, the doctor and technicians can efficiently cooperate during all stages of work. This guarantees the highest quality of service.
In the case of prosthetic reconstruction on implants, after the end of the surgical stage (implantation of implants) the patient immediately goes to the prosthetist physician, who previously worked with surgeons in the design of the implants, and now continues work according to the agreed plan.
Prosthetics – frequently asked questions (FAQ)
|Porcelain crown on an alloy without nickel||1200 PLN|
|All-ceramic crown CEREC system||1700 PLN|
|Cabinet temporary crown||150 PLN|
|Temporary laboratory crown||450 PLN|
|Composite veneer||Starting at 750PLN|
|All-ceramic veneer system CEREC||1700 PLN|
|Onlay /inlay – composite||1000 PLN|
|Onlay /inlay – full-ceramic CEREC system||1400 PLN|
|Complete acrylic denture (upper or lower)||1400 PLN|
|Flexible acron denture||20000 PLN|
|Frame prosthesis (top or bottom)||2500 PLN|
|Frame prosthesis with latches||3500 PLN|
|Removing the old crown, cutting the bridge||100 PLN|
|Cementing the crown/inlay||100 PLN|
|Partial acrylic denture up to 3 teeth||Starting at 700 PLN|
|Partial acrylic denture up to 6 teeth||700 PLN|
|Denture relining||Starting at 400 PLN|
|Denture repair||Starting at 300 PLN|
|Supplementing several teeth in the denture||300-600 PLN|
|Strengthening the prosthesis||150 PLN|
|Provisional rail with missing teeth supplementation||550 PLN|
|Prosthetic work at non-standard time||+30% of the price|
|Fiberglass insert 1 channel||450 PLN|
|Fiberglass insert 2 channel||500 PLN|
|Individual metal insert||500 PLN|
|Individual multichannel metal insert||350 PLN|
|Individual multichannel metal insert compound||400 PLN|
|Anker metal insert||100 PLN|