Prosthodontics is a field of dentistry involved with planning, diagnosing, and executing cosmetic and restorative treatments. A prosthodontist should be consulted if you have a desire to whiten your teeth to improve your smile, if you need a full or a partial set of dentures, if you have one or several missing teeth and would like to fill in the gaps in your smile, or if you’re interested in learning about what dental implants can do for you.
These are just a few of the prosthodontics treatments Spring residents can avail themselves of if they have generally healthy teeth. Clients can choose from dental implants, dental veneers, crowns, bridges, or complete or partial dentures. Implants can replace natural teeth by implanting titanium roots in your jawbone that function the same way as natural teeth roots. Veneers are ceramic or porcelain covers that can be bonded to your natural teeth, and can solve problems like stained and uneven teeth, slight damage and nicks or chips.
Other prosthodontics treatments Spring residents rely on include dental crowns. These crowns are usually made from metal, porcelain, or the combination of both. They are designed to look like the natural surface of a tooth and may last for a decade or longer. Dental bridges, both cantilever and conventional, are needed to support prosthetic teeth. Natural teeth (if they’re in good condition) can support a bridge, or dental implants can be utilized as anchors.
Clients who have lost all their teeth due to trauma or gum disease can opt for complete dentures. A complete set of dentures can make speaking and chewing easier by restoring the mouth’s normal functions. If a portion of your teeth have been lost, an excellent option is fixed or removable partial dentures. They can improve your smile, as well as your chewing abilities.
A prosthodontist can also treat TMJ (jaw problems), manage sleep apnea, help to alleviate severe snoring, and also reconstruct your teeth after oral cancer treatments. A prosthodontist usually works in conjunction with other health professionals to make certain that you receive the best restorative results.