- FIXED PROSTHETIC TEETH
- REMOVABLE PROSTHETIC TEETH
FIXED PROSTHETIC TEETH
These are prostheses applied in partial tooth deficiencies or major substance loss in a single tooth. These complete the patient’s teeth that cause missing teeth, speech and aesthetic appearance disorders. In this type of prosthesis, it is aimed that the patient has the resistance to withstand the chewing force and the tooth aesthetically resembles other tooth structures.
Failure to remove missing teeth impairs oral and dental health. Each tooth is designed to complement the other. When a tooth is lost, the other teeth move or bend over time into the space created by the missing tooth. The tooth in the opposite jaw also protrudes into the cavity. These unusual tooth movements cause tensions in both the tooth and gingiva. In addition to all these, destruction occurs in the gingival and bone tissues. Teeth become prone to caries, as normal-natural tooth contacts are disrupted, thus preventing physiological cleaning.
Support is provided by neighboring teeth or dental implants in order to eliminate tooth deficiencies.
Single Crowns (Veneers)
It is the name given to the veneers applied to restore, strengthen and recover the aesthetics of damaged, broken, thinned or discolored teeth that do not look good aesthetically. Crowns are obtained from metal-supported porcelain or full ceramics (zirconium, empress) with the measures taken upon the reduction process in the tooth. Duration of the treatment is approximately 3 sessions (1 week).
Supradental Fixed Prosthesis TEETH (Bridges)
Neighboring teeth are often used to eliminate tooth deficiencies. For this purpose, it is necessary to reduce the healthy adjacent teeth. The artificial tooth, which will fill the gap, is attached to the crowns prepared on the natural tooth. Following the reduction process, a bridge is obtained from metal-supported porcelain or full ceramics with the measurement taken from the mouth. After checks are conducted for compliance, aesthetics and height, it is stuck on the tooth to be fixed. Application of supradental bridges in our clinic takes 4 sessions (10 days).
Fixed On-Implant Prosthetic Teeth
Although the construction of supradental bridge prosthesis is a short, easy and cost-effective solution, it requires the reduction of adjacent teeth. During implant treatment, the treatment is completed without the need for any operation on the adjacent teeth. Although it takes longer to complete, the treatment is much longer lasting, the health of neighboring teeth and gingiva is not affected. On-implant prostheses provides almost natural, excellent and aesthetic results when zirconium fittings and infrastructures are used.
On-implant fixed prostheses can also be used in cases where there are many missing teeth that require the use of removable prostheses, and even in edentulous cases. In our clinic, thanks to the planning made as a result of oral and radiographic examinations, the patient’s obligation to use removable prostheses, where chewing function is considerably reduced and retention and aesthetic problems can be experienced, is eliminated.
Partial (Modern) Prostheses
These are prostheses made in cases where there are many missing teeth and fixed prostheses cannot be used. These prostheses, which can be put on and removed by the patient, are supported by the teeth and the soft tissue in the edentulous space, allowing speech and chewing functions to be exercised. Although these prostheses are described as removable prostheses, the retention is quite good in correctly made prostheses. There is metal with thin structure in the main structure of the prosthesis. This maximizes compliance and facilitates use for the patient. Support provided by the teeth is by means of the clasps (hooks) in the prosthesis. For this reason, it may be difficult to ensure an aesthetic look in cases where support from the anterior teeth is required. The treatment takes approximately 6 sessions (2 weeks).
Precision Attached (Snapped) Prostheses
In precision attached prostheses, the clasp system used to support the teeth in modern dentures are not used. Since the attachment remains inside the prosthesis, aesthetics is easily achieved in the anterior tooth support. At the same time, since the retention of sensitive connections is higher compared to modern prostheses, the movement in the prosthesis is almost non-existent. It takes less time for the patient to get used to the prosthesis.
Since the attachment remains inside the prosthesis in precision attachment prostheses, the teeth to be supported must be coated to ensure the attachment. The treatment takes approximately 3 weeks. You can contact our clinic for detailed information.
Total (Complete) Prostheses
These are prostheses made when there are no teeth in the lower/upper jaw or both. Since only the remaining soft tissue provides support, it does not provide the comfort of functions such as chewing and speaking with fixed prostheses. However, a complete prosthesis made with correct measurements and records functions quite well. Success of retention is quite high especially in the upper jaw. After the prosthesis is attached, the patient can easily use the prosthesis as the tongue, lip, cheek and mucosa under the prosthesis adapt over time. Production process of total prostheses is about 5 sessions and 5-6 days is sufficient for us. Since only soft tissue provides support in this type of prosthesis, it is ordinary to have dents during the adaptation process. For this reason, we have check sessions after the prosthesis is attached.
On-Implant Removable Prostheses
On-implant removable prostheses are a very good alternative to the total prostheses we use in cases of complete edentulism. In these total prostheses, which are supported by implants placed in the lower and upper jaws with a correct planning, a high level of retention is achieved and the volume of the prosthesis can be significantly reduced especially in the upper jaw. The necessity for the prosthesis to advance to the palate is eliminated.
With a detailed planning, mobility can be reset with 4 implants placed in the upper jaw and 2-4 implants in the lower jaw and different retention types. It takes a very short time for the patient to get used to the prosthesis and gain chewing and speaking functions. Solid foods that are very difficult to chew with total prostheses are now consumable. Since the palate is opened in the upper jaw, taste ability also increases. You can contact our clinic for retention types, properties and construction process.