Prosthetics Dental prosthetics is an artificial process that helps restore one or more lost teeth.
If a person has lost their natural teeth, dental prosthetics is a good solution to replace and restore the aesthetics and function of the teeth.
We carry out dental prosthetics in close cooperation with the best Latvian dental technical laboratories and the solutions offered by their modern technologies for maintaining an aesthetic smile.
There are two types of prostheses - removable (dental plates) and non-removable prostheses (metal-ceramic and zirconium crowns, veneers, bridges, and onlays, which are fixed structures and do not differ in any way from natural teeth).
To achieve the most natural appearance, we recommend permanent dentures. This solution allows the patient to feel more comfortable on a daily basis, because the prosthesis remains in the oral cavity and is immobile. Therefore, the patient does not have to worry about them moving out of place while eating or talking.
Types of prostheses
– temporary mass crown;
– metal composite crown;
– metal-ceramic crown;
– cast metal crown;
– pressed ceramic crown;
– zirconium crown;
– porcelain inlay/onlay;
– composite onlay;
– Maryland metal composite bridge;
– ceramic plates – veneers;
– plates (for 1-2 teeth);
– partial dentures (from 3 teeth);
– total prosthesis;
- Others based on individual requirement.
Dental bridges are recommended when a person has lost one or more adjacent teeth. The advantage of bridges is that they are a non-removable dental prosthesis, the manufacture of which does not require surgical intervention.
Dental crowns are non-removable dental prostheses, which are required when the damage to the dental tissue has reached ½ of the natural tooth crown volume.
Onlays are porcelain dental fillings made in a dental laboratory. This procedure is used in cases where 50% of the tooth tissue volume has been lost as a result of tooth damage. This is an indirect filling procedure that normally requires two dental visits. Onlays are made of durable material and aesthetically they do not differ from natural teeth. Compared to conventional dental fillings, the onlay has a much higher resistance to the load caused by the bite, thus a longer service life. Choosing onlays is a long-term investment in your dental health.
Veneers are also called porcelain plates (a thin ceramic layer covering the surface of the tooth), and are considered one of the most common types of tooth restoration, which significantly improve the aesthetics of front teeth and the visual appearance of a smile. This is a very aesthetic and tooth tissue-saving restoration.
Dental veneers are made when:
– if the natural tooth has pigment-like defects or has changed color;
– if the visible surface of the tooth is sealed;
– the tooth has lost its natural shape;
– in case of discomfort caused by widened dental gaps, etc.
Porcelain plates (dental veneers) are made individually for each patient, in close cooperation with the dental technical laboratory.
The advantage of dental plates or removable dentures is their price. Compared to fixed prostheses, these do not require fixing, so the price is much lower than other prostheses.
Prosthetic fabrication is a time-consuming process to create an individual prosthesis for each patient that fits comfortably in the patient's mouth. Until the final result, patients may have several holding sessions.
Specialists emphasize that the fitting process is essential in order to correct discomfort, if any, with the prosthesis in question.
There is no need to be ashamed of this process and discomfort, a specialist can only help and deliver the best if the patient is open about the needs.
To determine the best solution for each patient, consult your specialist, who will offer you the best solutions individually. We have a solution for your inconvenience!
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