Tooth loss affects each patient in different ways.
The first thing we can notice is that people who lack one or more teeth for some reason, hide their smile and feel more insecure, because they are aware that the lack is noticed.
When we put aesthetics aside and think about the impact of tooth loss, we see new problems: the arrangement of other teeth changes, the pressure that other teeth bear increases, and so on.
Dental prosthetics have effective solutions for these problems. In case of loss of one or more teeth or visible damage, it has been possible to get an adequate replacement for a long time. Dental crowns and bridges restore harmony that is compromised by tooth extraction.
The compensation of lost dental tissue is most often done by making:
Non-metal crowns and bridges
Non-metal bridges and crowns have been very popular for decades due to their aesthetic and functional characteristics.
They were first recommended in cases where it was necessary to compensate for the loss of front teeth, since they are visually much more beautiful than metal-ceramic crowns and bridges.
However, nowadays they are placed in all parts of the jaw without fear of damage.
Non-metal crowns are sure to make you smile. Both functional and aesthetic function will be fully satisfied.
Metal-ceramic crowns and bridges
Metal-ceramic crowns represent restorations that are partially made of metal and partially made of ceramic. In fact, the base of the crown or bridge is a metal cap, and ceramic is placed on the outside, so that they visually match the color and appearance of the other teeth. So, the last layer of the dental cover is made of ceramic as well.
The satisfactory aesthetics and functionality of these dental covers, as well as the affordable price, are the reasons why this technique has not yet been surpassed.
Crowns and bridges on implants
Dental implants are a more modern solution in dentistry and they definitely provide good results in a wide variety of situations.
Thanks to this method, it is possible to replace one or more missing teeth, while skipping the grinding of teeth that would support a bridge or a dental crown.
If a patient lacks only one tooth, an implant is placed that will play the role of the root, and a ceramic crown is placed on it. This will fit perfectly aesthetically and functionally with the rest of the teeth in the jaw.
In a situation when a patient lacks more than one tooth, implants can also be used. If, for example, the patient does not have three back teeth, two implants are needed on which the bridge will be placed.
Before this restoration technology, the only solution for such patients was a prosthesis. Dentures are also useful and a good help, but implants are an even better solution.
Partial or full dentures
Unlike non-metal and metal-ceramic crowns for teeth, dentures are not fixed, but can be removed in order to maintain hygiene.
Prostheses enable chewing, normal speech and preservation of the jaw joint.
Depending on the condition of the patient's teeth, the dentist will recommend a full or partial denture.
Full dentures change all the teeth in the jaw and part of the alveolar ridge. Full dentures are recommended for edentulous people. Full denture is a very favorable solution, which significantly affects the quality of life of a person who is, for some reason, left without all the teeth in the jaw. Thanks to the full denture, chewing will be easier and more efficient, and speech will be clearer.
A partial denture replaces several teeth and is recommended when it is not possible to make bridges. It is important here that the patient has healthy teeth to which the prosthesis will be attached.
If your smile and jaw are suffering because you lack teeth, make an appointment with us and we will help you find the ideal solution.