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DENTAL PROSTHETICS

DENTAL PROSTHETICS

DENTAL PROSTHETICS

1. What are dental restorations? What types of restoration are there?

Dental prosthetics is a specialty that focuses on diagnosing, planning, rehabilitation, and maintaining a patient’s oral function, comfort, appearance, and health. Restorative dentistry is restoring lost or damaged teeth and surrounding structures for shape, process, and aesthetics.

1.1. Dental implants

These titanium posts are surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Bone bonds with titanium, creating a solid foundation for the restoration. Dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone loss that occurs with tooth loss.

dental restorations

1.2. Tooth crown

A crown, also known as a crown, is a type of dental restoration that completely encloses a tooth or implant and is usually attached to the tooth with dental cement. Prosthetic crowns can be made from many materials, often made by indirect methods.

porcelain Fused Metal Crowns

1.3. Tooth bridge

If you have lost one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. Dental bridges can help restore your smile. Bridges are often used to replace one or more missing teeth. They fill the space where the tooth is missing.

Dental Bridge

1.4. Dentures

Partial dentures are removable appliances that can replace lost teeth and help restore your smile. If you have lost all of your natural teeth, whether due to gum disease, tooth decay, or trauma, replacing missing teeth can benefit your appearance and health.

removable dentures

1.5. Porcelain veneers

Procelain veneers are thin, custom tooth-colored material shells designed to cover the front of your teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length.

laminate veneers
Dental Prosthetics

Dental prostheses can significantly improve the quality of life for people who have lost or damaged teeth by improving their appearance, speech, and eating ability. The success of these prostheses is highly dependent on the overall oral health of the patient, their lifestyle as well as the skill and expertise of the dentists.

2. What are the most common questions from customers about dental restorations?

2.1. What is Dental Restoration?

Restoration are artificial teeth or human tooth structures used to restore function and aesthetics to the teeth and mouth. These include crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.

2.2. Why do I need Dental prosthetics?

Patients may need dental restorations for various reasons such as tooth decay, gum disease, trauma, or even birth defects. Dental prosthetics not only restore function to your teeth, allowing you to eat and speak normally, but they can also improve your confidence by improving the appearance of your smile.

2.3. Are porcelain crowns painful?

Making crown often involves some degree of discomfort, mainly during the first week after setting. However, the pain is usually manageable with over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. In addition, dentists use local anesthesia during the procedure to ensure the patient does not feel pain.

2.4. How long do prostheses last?

The lifespan of Dental prosthetics varies depending on the type of prosthetic, the materials used, and how the patient takes care of them. For example, implants can last for several decades with proper care, while dentures  may need to be replaced every 5-10 years.

2.5. Do the prostheses look natural?

Modern crown and bridge are designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth closely. Dentists use innovative materials and technologies to ensure dentures are the right color, shape and size to match the patient’s existing teeth.

2.6. Will dentures affect my voice?

After the denture is fitted, there may be an adjustment period during which the patient may experience slight voice changes. However, with time and practice, most patients can speak normally.

2.7. How much do restoration cost?

The cost of dental restorations varies widely depending on the type of restoration, the materials used, the procedure’s complexity, and the patient’s geographic location. It is best to discuss costs with your dentist or dental insurance provider.

2.8. Will my insurance cover the cost of dental restorations?

Many dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of dental restorations. However, coverage varies widely by provider and plan, so checking with your insurance company is essential.

2.9. How long does this process take?

This process can take anywhere from a aweek for crown to several months for Implant.

3. How should restoration be taken care of?

Taking care of your restoration is very important to maintain healthy teeth and ensure the longevity of your restoration Here are some tips on how to care for restoration.

3.1. Clean regularly

Just like natural teeth, restoration must be cleaned periodically. Cleaning prevents plaque buildup, which can lead to gum disease and other oral health problems. If you have dentures, remove them and clean them daily with a soft brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner (not regular toothpaste). For bridges and dental prosthetics, brush them like natural teeth, but be careful to clean under and around the prosthesis.

3.2. Use the right product

Not all oral care products are suitable for dentures. Avoid using abrasive cleaning materials, such as stiff bristle brushes, harsh detergents, or harsh toothpaste. These can scratch the surface of Dental prosthetics, leading to stains and bacteria buildup. Instead, use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a non-abrasive cleaner. For dentures, consider using a dedicated denture cleaning solution.

3.3. Handle with care

Dental prosthetics, especially dentures, can be fragile and break if dropped, so they should be handled carefully.

3.4. Soak dentures overnight

Most dentures must be kept moist to keep their shape. When not wearing dentures, please place them in water or a mild denture soak overnight. Always follow your dentist’s advice; some dentures may have specific soaking instructions.

3.5. Regular dental check-ups

Even if you have dentures, regular visits to the dentist are essential. Your dentist can check the fit and condition of your prostheses and make any necessary adjustments. They can also professionally clean hard-to-reach areas at home.

3.6. Avoid harmful habits

Grinding, chewing ice, or using teeth as tools can damage natural teeth and dentures. Be mindful of these habits and avoid them whenever possible.

3.7. Maintain good oral hygiene

Even with dentures, it is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene. This includes brushing twice daily, flossing daily (especially if you have a bridge), and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash. This will help keep your gums healthy and prevent dental diseases.

3.8. Keep your mouth moist

Keeping your mouth moist can help maintain oral health. A dry mouth can lead to tooth decay and other oral health problems. Drinking water regularly, sucking on sugar-free candy, or using a moisture-replacement gel can help.

Taking care of your dentures includes regular cleaning, using the right products, handling them with care, and maintaining good oral hygiene. Each type of restoration may have specific care instructions, so it is essential to follow the advice of the nurses in Sakura. With proper care, your restoration can last for many years.

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