Prosthodontic Treatment including dentures, crowns and bridges
What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry specialising in the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.
It involves the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of function, comfort, appearance, and importantly the health of patients with any clinical conditions connected with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues.
Prosthodontics can include any of the following:
Restoring damaged teeth
Damaged teeth are common amongst many and can occur in various ways: during the development of teeth or caused by caries, failing restorations, trauma, teeth grinding, exposure of teeth to acid (diet or disease) or reduction of salivary flow. Fortunately there are a number of procedures/treatments available to treat these symptoms including fillings, veneers and crowns.
As with many procedures the level of complexity associated with the treatment you need can range from minor to comprehensive.
Missing teeth can cause many concern especially aesthetically. Dependent on the patient and specific case however, there are multiple ways in which this can be treated. Treatments can include anything from a fixed bridge to a denture or all the way through to dental implants.
Dental implants are the next best thing to your own natural teeth. Made of titanium, an implant is carefully placed into your jaw and left to heal and fully integrate with your bone. Dental implants can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth to restore function, confidence and give you your smile back. They can be used to replace multiple and/or all your teeth by creating a dental implant retained denture or bridge. The simple procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic in a relaxed environment in the dental surgery.