Prosthodontics is the specialist branch of dentistry concerned with restoring damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth. Prosthodontic treatment can range from the placing of a crown to protect and strengthen a damaged tooth, through to supplying a full set of well-fitting dentures.
Why is prosthodontic treatment necessary?
Prosthodontic treatment can help those patients who have damaged teeth, which has been caused by trauma (they are chipped or cracked), failing restorations, decay or tooth wear. It can also replace teeth that have been knocked out, extracted or have fallen out due to oral disease or dental decay.
What are the options?
- Veneers – these thin shells, normally made from porcelain, are fixed to the front of a tooth to conceal chips and discoloration.
- Bridges – these support false teeth and are anchored to the teeth adjacent to a gap.
- Crowns – durable restorations to strengthen and disguise a damaged tooth.
- Dentures – these can be complete or partial, depending on the extent of tooth loss.
- Dental implants – these offer long-lasting support for natural-looking replacement teeth, or they can be used to stabilise dentures.
Why choose a specialist prosthodontist?
Our registered specialists in prosthodontics have received extensive dedicated training and years of experience in carrying out this kind of smile enhancing treatment. This means they are perfectly placed to assess and treat more challenging cases.
Our specialists work closely with skilled technicians to ensure replacement teeth are both attractive, functional and comfortable. A major aspect of their work is making sure artificial restorations or replacement teeth blend in harmoniously with existing teeth and the mouth as a whole.
Prosthodontics can feature treatments that involve surgery and the removal of healthy tooth tissue, so it is wise to seek the advice and services of a specialist to ensure a safe, comfortable journey towards fully functional and attractive results.