Prosthetics – what is it?
Prosthetic treatment has many aspects today. Above all, it concerns patients who for various reasons have lost their own teeth and need to fill the gaps, which is important not only as a facilitation of speaking or eating, but also prevents the pathological movement of remaining teeth and longer their lifetime. Prosthesis are also the basic method of treatment for patients suffering from genetic diseases and defects, when the teeth do not erode or their buds are not formed at all.
Dental prosthetics has been changed by the implantology that allows to supplement the missing teeth and to stabilize the total prostheses based on implants. Nowadays more and more often, prosthodontics specialists become specialists in aesthetic dentistry, digitally designing the perfect smile of the patient, and then, using veneers, reproducing it in reality.
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 – indications and contraindications