Dental prosthetics or prosthodontics is a specialized area of dentistry that deals with the repair and reconstruction of missing teeth structures. By using dental prosthetics, we can improve the function and aesthetic appearance of your smile.
Dental prosthetics come in two forms:
Fixed dental appliances are permanent restorations that help restore damaged, broken or missing teeth.
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Crowns are fixed dental prosthetics that appear like tooth-shaped caps. These restorations can be placed over the natural tooth. We offer patients top quality crowns which are both functional and beautiful.
Crowns come in three different types:
Bridges are fixed dental prosthetics that replace spaces between teeth. They are designed as two crowns placed on either side of the gap. Not filling empty teeth spaces may result in teeth shifting.
Mobile or removable restorations can be removed and placed back into space where teeth are missing.
- Complete dentures
- Implant retained dentures
In cases when patients suffer from multiple missing teeth, dentures offer simple solutions to replace them. Dentures are of two types, full and partial dentures. Partial dentures are used only when a few teeth are missing. Full dentures can replace entire missing teeth from the upper and lower arches of the jawbone.
Complete or full dentures are used when all teeth are missing. These dentures can be used as an alternative solution for a jaw with no teeth and when implants are not a recommended option.
Implant retained dentures are placed over natural teeth roots or over previously installed implants.
Get the best of dental care at Gregory Zabek Advanced General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Call us at (415) 362-1102 or schedule an appointment online to restore your teeth with dental prosthetics.