Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

In today’s modern society, oral decay problems and loss of teeth are commonly seen in people. Dental cavity and periodontal disease or gum disease have really become common problems. Other problems could also include oral cancer, trauma and teeth grinding, etc. Result of which, can leave patient with irregular esthetics, improper chewing functionality, which can also lead to psychological discomfort and negatively affect one’s daily lifestyle.

The Prosthodontist is one of the  “oral architect” of dental team, which means they are the ones who develop treatment plans and sync treatment sequences with coordination of dental specialists as well as with general dentists in order to provide the most detailed or comprehensive care to patients. The clinical expertise of the Prosthodontist consists of mainly two components :
 

  • Examination, treatment planning and prevention
  • Dental treatments involves a wide collection of solutions including fillings, dentures, veneers, crowns, bridges, implants and cosmetic dentistry
  With further education of Prosthodontists which provides them with a broad and deep understanding in diagnosing and solving oral health issues. Identification of the cause of oral decay is one of the key element in any treatment and its true for the dental problem too in order to stop the progression of disease, minimising its impact on the oral health, develop an effective treatment strategy and prevent future recurrence.

  Prosthodontists are considered as and recognised as the diagnosis and treatment planning experts. A prosthodontist have to get two to three additional years of training in clinical restorative procedures after the completion of general dental degree, and attains a very high level of skills in the restoration of function and esthetics of the compromised dentition of teeth.

  Prosthodontics helps in different treatments such as :
  Partial Dentures

Dentures are replacements of missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures takes some time in getting used to, and can never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are more likely to look natural and more comfortable than ever.

  There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Dr. Maurice Vargas, DDS will help you to choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.

  Partial dentures are performed when less teeth needs to replaced with the artificial ones. Removable partial dentures usually consists of replacement teeth attached to gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your condition and need, your dentist will design a partial denture for you.

  A partial denture can consist of a metal framework and clasps that connects to your teeth, or they can also have other connectors that are more natural looking. In few cases, a removable denture is made to attach your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments looks more esthetic than clasps.

To know more about partial dentures please have a look on our Dentures page and to know about the cost and appointment with our dentist professional just head towards our contact us page.

  OverDentures

People who have lost multiple or all of their teeth typically have complete or partial dentures; this treatment option is called Overdentures. Overdentures are used to replace retained teeth by dental implants. Overdentures were developed to help both partial and fully edentulous patients to regain the quality of life, which most likely has been missing since they lost their teeth.

  These are often done for the people who have enough bone to support dental implants, but are not having a large amount of teeth and can’t undergo a full mouth restoration. Once the implants are secured into a person’s jawbone, the dentist then attach the dentures to the implant. They can be easily removed, yet remain firmly in place while talking, chewing, and eating.

Overdentures must always be removed and cleaned on a daily basis. The daily cleaning will remove bacteria that causes bad breath, infection, and plaque which can progressively gets build up. Though people with overdentures do not have real teeth, it is important to keep the tissues in their mouth free from infection and which can cause the overdenture to loosen or bone loss, or even chronic infection. To know more about the procedure and for any further information head towards our Overdentures page.

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