Aesthetic prosthetics is a branch of dentistry that aims to supplement missing teeth, restoring the lost functions of the masticatory system and improving the appearance. Missing teeth should be supplemented not only for health reasons, but also for aesthetic reasons – each of us would like to enjoy a nice, healthy smile.
At Medical Clinic Podhale, we specialize in restoring Patients’ health and full comfort by offering a number of prosthetic solutions tailored to a given problem:
Our specialists will propose you during consultations including a thorough dental condition, and examine the advantages of specific solutions and individual treatment pricing.
Prosthetic bridges are designed to rebuild missing teeth using natural teeth adjacent to the gap with pillars. They can also be embedded on implants. They allow for the permanent restoration of the disturbed chewing function, and additionally, they fully reproduce the color and shape of missing teeth.
Bridges have many advantages:
They are removable restorations made of acrylic and used as a replacement when it is impossible to make other type of supplement. They stay in the mouth by suctioning them to soft tissues. For this reason, this solution should be treated temporarily – it has more than one disadvantage such as discomfort during use (especially eating food), difficulty in adapting, negative impact on jaw bones, necessity to replace every few years, and often also contribute to gag reflexes.
They are removable restorations that stay on implants or healed roots. They protect the jaw’s bones from disappearing and may be comfortable for patients after the period of adaptation. Their advantage is relatively low cost – but it should be remembered that this solution requires perfect hygienic maintenance and regular visits to check-ups. Overdenture can be performed on the basis of 2 implants in the mandible and 4 in the maxilla for toothless patients.
It is a temporary solution aimed at avoiding the unpleasant situation of patients leaving the office with missing teeth after extraction (tooth extraction). during the first visit impressions of the teeth to be removed are collected – and in the next stage, the finished denture is waiting for the patient in the office. Its use is associated with the need to maintain perfect hygiene and reporting on control visits.
These are so-called supported restorations used in the case of large gaps in the dentition, impossible to complete with a bridge. They are based on the gums and teeth – so they do not cause bone loss. They consist of a metal skeleton reinforced with clasps and special thorns – protrusions – the rest on the chewing surfaces of the teeth, which makes it possible to transfer the chewing force from toothless places to the so-called abutment teeth, thanks to which they protect delicate gums of the alveolar ridge.
The disadvantage of this solution is the non-cosmetic appearance of the clamps, which are sometimes replaced by a different type of fasteners (crowns, bolts, latches, telescopic crowns) with crowning of adjacent teeth- thanks to which the aesthetics of this type of restoration is improved.
These are porcelain restorations that are currently the most modern prosthetic solution, enabling the exact reconstruction of the anatomical shape of the teeth (grooves, contact points between teeth). It is made on the basis of the taken impressions. They are abrasion-resistant and aesthetic. The reconstructed tooth looks natural, and thanks to the use of this type of crown it is additionally reinforced. This type of cartridges is used in the case of large losses (in lateral root canal teeth which are not yet eligible for prosthetic treatment with the use of an inlay and a crown).
The crown-root inlay, colloquially called a stick, is a fiber supplement of glass, dental steel, gold alloy or zirconium oxide, which is placed in the root of the tooth, and then cements with a special substance that guarantees its proper functioning.
Prosthetic crowns are a supplement that rebuilds and strengthens damaged teeth. They are embedded in a patient’s teeth or on implants, perfectly recreating the anatomical shape of the damaged dentition. In our clinic, we offer several types of crowns, different in terms of material, which was used to create them:
The use of implants allows for stable anchoring of dentures, embedding bridges and allows for insertion of a crown filling. In addition, it facilitates the recovery of the chewing function, does not require grinding of adjacent teeth and is possible even in totally toothless patient, guaranteeing a comprehensive reconstruction of the dentition. It is a permanent and effective solution of protecting bones and gums.