Prosthetic Dentistry

PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY : Crowns and Bridges. A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers or “caps” a tooth. Crowns are made of various materials including metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, or a combination of these materials. Crowns are used to:

  • Restore a tooth that has broken or fractured
  • Replace a large filling when these is not much tooth structure remaining
  • Cover a tooth after a root canal treatment
  • Cover a poorly shaped or discolored tooth
  • Cover a dental implant

Bridges are commonly used to replace one more missing teeth. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. With proper home care, a fixed bridge like crowns can last up to ten years or more. Bridges are used to:

  • Restore and maintain the natural bite
  • Keep opposing teeth in their place
  • Prevent shifting and tilting of teeth
  • Prevent further dental decay and periodontal disease
  • Enhance your smile, speech and chewing function
PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY (veneers) Porcelain Veneers are thin sheets of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions. Composite Veneers is an alternative to porcelain veneers; It involves placing a layer of tooth colored restoration in a thick layer over the facial surface of teeth in order to change; color, alignment or shape. Composite veneers costs less that porcelain veneers but they don’t last as long as porcelain veneers and require frequent maintenance. Veneers Could Help in:

  • cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile and to correct imperfections
  • severely discolored or stained teeth.
  • to shape a tooth that doesn’t fit with the rest of the teeth * to close gaps and spaces between teeth

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