fixed prosthodontics
If you are missing one or more teeth, they can be restored with an implant or a fixed replacement.
If an implant is not an option, then the solution for you are fixed dental replacements such as crowns and bridges.
The reasons why they are made are aesthetic, biological and functional. The crown is a dental replacement that fully imitates the appearance and function of a natural tooth. The natural tooth must be prepared i.e., the space for a new replacement must be created. Preparations are minimal and tissue-saving.
Bridges are a set of connected crowns that replace two or more missing teeth.
MThe materials bridges and crowns are made of are metal-ceramics, zirconium-ceramics and full ceramics. Most often we use zirconium-ceramics because this combination of materials is the most compatible with natural dental tissue, and they resemble the natural tooth the most (no black metal edges). Replacing a missing tooth with a crown or a bridge is a painless procedure whose length depends on the number of missing teeth and their condition as well as on the inter-jaw relations. The treatment can be completed in 2 to 4 appointments. The procedures are performed under local anesthesia.
If more than one tooth is missing, fixed bridges can be made on implants as well, and 2 to 8 implants are needed. This treatment takes 4 to 6 appointments within the period of 4 to 6 months.