Crown and Bridges Treatment
A bridge is composed of two or more crowns for teeth on either side of a gap created by missing teeth. The teeth on both ends are called anchoring or abutment teeth while the false teeth in the middle are called pontics. First, the abutment teeth are made ready by recontouring or removing a portion of enamel to make room for a crown.
Then impressions of the teeth are made for the dental lab while a temporary bridge is installed. When it is removed a new porcelain or metal bridge will be adjusted to get a proper fit.. If the dental bridge is a fixed bridge, your dentist may temporarily cement it in place for a couple of weeks to make sure it is fitting properly. After a couple weeks, the bridge is cemented into place.
Dental implants are permanent solutions for teeth loss. A titanium screw is inserted into the gums stimulating the adjacent bone tissue to grow around it. This stops bone loss on its track. An abutment is then fastened to the screw and a custom-made crown is snapped into place. Your new tooth will behave as a natural one, unmovable when you eat or talk, unlike bridges and dentures which can accelerate bone loss and require daily care. Patients can opt for single implants or full-mouth solutions.
Complete Dentures And Partial Dentures
Full mouth reconstruction is one of the most effective methods to restore severe worn teeth that have suffered reduced vertical dimension. Although the use of the overlay splint restoration for a trial period allowing the patient to adapt to an increased vertical dimension is the recognized method, the specific protocol from the transitional splint to the fixed reconstruction is yet to be established. This case report describes a 50-year-old female patient who has severely worn teeth combined with an anterior deep bite and chewing pain. The protocol of the treatment process is described.