Restoration of missing teeth
What happens if the missing teeth are not restored? See the video
Non-removable dentures - dental crowns and bridges
If the tooth can no longer be repaired with fillings, a porcelain crown is a good solution. A missing tooth can be replaced with a bridge or implant. Dental crowns and bridges are cemented to the teeth and are similar to a real tooth in terms of material properties, appearance and function.
It is recommended to make a dental crown due to a tooth fracture, large filling or cosmetic appearance of the tooth. Porcelain crowns and plywood are also made to improve the aesthetic appearance of teeth and to design a beautiful smile and are called cosmetic dentistry.
3D Dental Crowns
We are working with Sirona Cerec 3D system ( CAD/CAM – computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) which allows the treatment during one visit. The crown will be manufactured beside the dental chair, whole process takes around 1,5 hours. The price of this crown is slightly cheaper than conventionally made crowns.
Complete or partial dentures can replace your missing teeth and give you the confidence to smile. Dentures can be used to replace teeth that have been lost due to trauma, decay, or gum disease. It is important to replace missing teeth, not only because teeth help with eating food, but because they help support the facial muscles and are critical for speech.
There are two different types of removable full dentures; immediate and conventional. Immediate dentures are typically made when the patient’s existing natural teeth are being removed and the new dentures are delivered the day of the extractions.
A partial denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces multiple missing teeth. It can be attached to the teeth with clasps, which are like small metal “c” clamps that hug nearby teeth, or may be attached to teeth with crowns with precision attachments (hidden clasps). Both types typically have a metal framework and plastic teeth and gum areas. A temporary partial dental may have a plastic base with no metal.
We make also soft partial dentures which are more flexible than regular plastic dentures, these are suitable for patients with only some missing teeth.
Implants can be placed to support and secure the prosthesis.
Dental implants are an option in some cases. There needs to be sufficient bone for an implant. If there is not enough bone present, we may be able to add more bone through grafting. Implants can replace the single missing tooth, support a bridge or removable prosthesis.
After the implants are placed and the bone around them is allowed to heal, porcelain teeth are attached to the implants. In this case, a three tooth bridge is placed on top of the two implants. This stays in the mouth and is only removable by a dental professional if maintenance is necessary
Please see the videos and read our Implant page for more information