Are your teeth in less than an ideal condition and they do not work as they should? Do you need to have something done with the appearance of your teeth? We will be happy to advise and help you in our dental clinic Magic Smile.
We will prepare a complex treatment plan and choose a suitable type of prosthesis in order to ensure first-class function and achieve the best possible aesthetic result.
Missing teeth can be replaced in several ways:
- All-ceramic crowns
- Removable dentures
- Dental implants
All-ceramic crowns are characterized by their perfect appearance while preserving high functional properties necessary for chewing. Ceramics (porcelain) does not cause allergic reactions and its properties make it very similar to tooth enamel. All-ceramic crowns are a modern method which makes it possible to meet requirements of most demanding clients. The main advantage of all-ceramic crowns is their resistance and very good appearance. All-ceramic crowns are almost undistinguishable from natural teeth.
The technology of removable dentures has recently made significant progress. Thanks to that we can offer our clients a comfortable and functional solution when they lose their teeth. In terms of dental prosthesis we offer the following types of removable dentures.
Complete dentures (the so-called “teeth in a glass”) are used when there are no teeth on one or both jaws and they replace therefore all teeth. Complete dentures look like a set of artificial teeth which hold on gums and the alveolar ridge thanks to adhesion.
Combined complete denture on mini implants. A combination of a complete removable denture and mini implants for fixation to a toothless jaw. Mini implants help fix the denture in the mouth and achieve long-term stability. The denture can be easily maintained in an ideal hygienic condition – it can be easily removed, cleaned and placed in again.
Partially removable dentures are used if individual teeth or a group of teeth are missing in a line of teeth and when it is impossible to fix a bridge. This type of prosthesis is used in case of missing molars or in defects affecting the whole dental arch.
Frame dentures are used almost in all cases connected with a partial absence of teeth. The removable construction of this denture is comfortable and made from a light metal alloy. The chewing pressure is evenly distributed between supporting teeth, mucosa.
Flexible nylon dentures (Deflex) are successfully used as a restoration of partial defects (1-2 teeth) but also in the cases of extensive defects in the dental arch. Flexible nylon dentures are recommended in any clinical cases, especially for patients who work in dangerous jobs with a risk of injury (firemen, police, extreme sports, etc.), because they are impossible to break. Soft nylon dentures can be used as a prevention of deformation and wasting away – atrophy of the alveolar ridge in the case of early loss of teeth.
At present, dental implantation is the most effective technology of replacing lost teeth with artificial ones. This method does not require cutting of adjacent teeth. Distinguishing a high-quality implant from a natural tooth is almost impossible. In some cases implantation is the only way how to bring back a nice smile.
Lifespan and technology of dental implantation
Dental implants can last entire life with proper care. It is recommended that you go for regular routine check-ups (once in six months) and follow all recommendations of your dentist.
Implantation comprises of three stages:
In the first stage titanium screw dental implants are introduced surgically into the jaw, their size is 8 to 18 mm in length and 3 to 6 mm in diameter.
After the implant has healed (after 3 months), an element forming the gum is screwed into it. Special screw threads provide even distribution of the load on the jawbone and subsequently its regeneration. The entire technology of placing the implants is maximally gentle, the dental implants become a natural part of the jaw.
The dentist fits an abutment (a support for a future crown) on the titanium implant and then the crown itself – i.e. the visible part of the tooth. This completes the whole process.