In case you are missing one or more teeth or are not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, they can be replaced or aesthetically modified with prosthetic replacements in the form of implants, veneers, crowns or bridges.
A crown is a type of dental replacement that completely covers the tooth or dental implant. Crowns are most often needed when major caries further threaten the health of the teeth or when much of the tooth structure is missing. Crowns are used to aesthetically correct the shape, colour and size of the tooth. They are attached to the tooth with the help of dental cement. Although undeniably beneficial for dental health, the process and materials can be relatively expensive.
Ceramic crowns are rather aesthetic crowns in comparison to metal ceramic crowns so they are a great choice for front teeth. By using this prosthetic replacement the appearance of a black line along the gingiva is avoided, which is characteristic of a metal ceramic crown. They also include a bit of teeth grinding and thus maintaining a healthy tooth structure.
Metal ceramic crowns have a metal core that gives strength, and the ceramic on the surface follows the shape of the tooth. Due to the metallic base, after a while a black line may appear along the gums. They provide durability, are functionally acceptable and financially more viable than metal-free crowns and are therefore still widely used today.
A bridge is a structure placed over a brushed tooth in order to make it secure, stronger, and more beautiful, with the primary purpose of replacing one or more teeth. The metal-ceramic bridge is a solid and aesthetically pleasing solution, which is also financially advantageous. Non-metallic ceramics are more aesthetically pleasing and are made using a special technology: a CAD/CAM computer-aided system with specially adapted instruments, guaranteeing very high precision and eliminating the human error factor.
Dental veneers are the best aesthetic solution for correcting tooth colour, shape and size. They are also an excellent choice when correcting teeth gaps. The advantage of veneers is minimal grinding as they cover only the front surface of the tooth, unlike other prosthetic replacements, and a high degree of aesthetics.
Full denture is most commonly used if all teeth are missing. It is recommended as an alternative and economical solution for toothless jaw reconstruction when implants are not a possibility. It can be made of acrylate and wironite. The acrylic denture is more economical, while the wironite denture is made of metal and acrylate and thus firmer.
A partial denture is used to replace several teeth and is supported by clasps or clips for stability.