Prosthodontics is the speciality that is extensive and it concerns the replacement of missing teeth and oral and maxillofacial tissues.
Our highly trained prosthodontist at Shams Dental Clinic aims to give personalized treatment to every patient with a detailed diagnosis, individualized treatment plan and restore the esthetics, form, function and smile of the patient to the optimum level.
Tooth loss is a multifactorial issue. Several problems can result in the loss of teeth like trauma, congenital missing teeth, tooth loss due to periodontal or gum diseases or over the period of years due to habits like grinding or clenching of teeth. The functional and aesthetic problem created by this loss of teeth is treated by a prosthodontist.
Our prosthodontist will help you smile better. With the state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat prosthodontic problems, you will receive an excellent natural life like replacement for your missing teeth.
Crowns – Commonly called a cap- it is a single unit structure made up of metal, porcelain fused to metal or zirconia over a root canal treated tooth to restore its form and function or over a single unit implant to replace a missing tooth.
Bridges – Conventional bridges take support from the adjacent teeth to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Implant supported bridge is the alternative where we do not take support from the adjacent natural teeth but, from the placed implants.
Veneers – They are customized natural-looking thin coverings for the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance; changing their color, size, shape and length.
Dentures – They can be removable if they just take supportfrom the intraoral tissues. Implant supported overdentures take additional support from the dental implants. Non -removable denture when the dentures are fixed on the implants. Dentures give support to the adjacent intra-oral tissues, support the facial muscles, prevent the sagging of the face, and help in mastication and speech.
A range of materials from nonallergic metal alloys, porcelain to highly aesthetic zirconia are used to fabricate crowns and bridges. Optimum quality of artificial resin teeth are used to fabricate dentures.
When we miss a tooth, there is a drift of the adjacent teeth in the region of the missing tooth. This results in a change of our bite and an occlusion which is not in harmony, leading to problems in mastication and speech. Missing teeth also affects our smile and the surrounding facial muscles. Complete missing set of teeth results in sagging of the face, along with resorption of bone which then provides inadequate support in the long run for the fabrication of dentures. After missing a tooth, the sooner the replacement, the more aesthetic and functional prosthesis can be designed.
Patients who wear dentures without the support of implants often complain that their dentures float. This is because the resorbed gums and bony tissues do not provide adequate support to the dentures. Placement of implants provide additional support to these dentures increasing their retention and stability with increased efficiency in speech and mastication.
Yes. Just like we take care of our natural teeth, we need to take care of our prosthesis. With regular dental checkups, scaling, polishing, the life of the placed prosthesis, or of the veneers, crowns etc. increase. They continue to maintain their natural life-like look with no stains on them and no surrounding inflammation of the gums.