Prosthetic dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses, that is lost or damaged teeth are restored using suitable substitutes, such as dental implants, crowns, bridges or veneers. The primary goal here is to fully restore the function of chewing.
Dental prosthetics comprises the following:
Recently the term tooth restoration has become much more popular than dental prosthetics or dental prostheses, which still might be associated with teeth floating in a glass of water. Lost teeth these days can be replaced by permanent, durable, comfortable and beautiful artificial teeth. Moreover, the chewing function is restored to 100 %. Thus, it is possible to enjoy food again and smile from ear to ear.
A tooth is a crucial part of our body no matter how small it is. If a person loses a tooth, he or she can encounter various health problems, such as:
Using the immediate implantation method, a fully functioning naturally-looking temporary tooth will be made during the first visit at the clinic. You will walk out being able to eat, drink and smile.
Teeth can be restored by using two types of dental prosthetic appliances: removable and non-removable.
Non-removable appliances include:
Removable appliances include:
During the consultation, the doctor will examine the patient’s teeth, accurate diagnostics will be carried out, the patient’s needs and expectations will be determined and only then the most appropriate restoration alternatives will be suggested. Success of the treatment process is determined not only by the doctor’s experience and expertise and the materials used, but also by the equipment and methods applied.
Most advanced technologies are applied in oral and dental diagnostics and in the manufacturing process of dental prosthetics at „Dantų harmonija – Dental Harmony“:
READ MORE about our CAD/CAM dental prosthetics laboratory and its technologies HERE .
Dental implantation is the most advanced, reliable and durable tooth restoration method that a dentist can offer at present. Only using dental implants it is possible to restore the tooth from the root to the crown.
What are dental implants made of?
The implant itself is made of titanium. This metal is totally compatible with the human body. It does not cause allergies and is not rejected by our immune system. Also, it fuses with bone perfectly.
READ MORE about dental implantation and its benefits HERE
To restore teeth using crowns is recommended in the following cases:
The advantages of dental crowns:
The zircon oxide ceramic crown is the most advanced type of dental crowns. It does not cause allergies. Modern technologies allow for very precise artificial teeth from zircon to be made. When applying this technology to make crowns, first of all, the entire prepared tooth is scanned. Then, utilizing CAD/CAM technology, a future crown base is designed. After that, a block of zirconium is taken and milled according to the previously designed crown base. Lastly, it is sintered and covered with porcelain.
The main advantages of zircon oxide crowns:
All-ceramic crowns are made from a sturdy ceramic (porcelain) without using metal. The porcelain reflects light and it is partially translucent. As a result, the tooth restored this way creates a lifelike look.
The main advantages of all-ceramic crowns:
All-ceramic crowns are mostly recommended to be used for the front teeth when they chip off or become weak and lose the qualities of healthy teeth. If the patients follows the doctor’s advice and looks after his or her teeth properly, then the maximum crown longevity the can be expected.
Restoring missing teeth using a dental bridge might be when a patient loses one or more adjacent teeth. During the procedure the teeth on either side of the gap are prepared by shaving down some of their surface to make some space for crowns to be placed over them. The gap is filled with a false tooth or teeth. In other words, the dental bridge is supported by the two nearby teeth. A little gap is left between the bridge and the gums; therefore, special care should be given when brushing the teeth.
However, nowadays tooth restoration using dental impantation is a far more advanced method. It is effective, durable and friendly towards the adjacent teeth which are left intact. The strain is distributed evenly, there is no gap between the gums and the prosthesis, so the food debris cannot accumulate, alveolar bone loss risks are minimised.
|Zirconium oxide crown (CAD/CAM)||500 - 550 €|
|Zirconium oxide crown on implant (CAD/CAM)||600 - 650 €|
|Glass-fiber post||120 €|
|Temporary crown||60 €|
|Removable dentures of all teeth (of one jaw)||600 €|
|Arc supporting dentures||1200 €|
|Silicone dental impression||10 €|
The prices indicated here are provisional. Only after an examination and consultation the doctor will be able to provide you with a precise treatment cost.