What is Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty primarily concerned with the restoration and replacement of lost or damaged teeth. Prosthodontics is one of the branches of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses (crowns, bridges, dentures) which may be fixed or removable, or may be supported and retained by implants.
A Prosthodontist is a specialist dentist who deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by bridges, dentures or prostheses. They receive an additional three years of training after dental school to specialize in this field.
There is a common assumption that people only lose teeth as they get older. However, there are many different ways that a person can lose their teeth irrespective of age with causes such as periodontal disease (gum disease), dental caries (tooth decay), damage through trauma and inadequate or failed dental work. Shanti dentals knows once a tooth has been lost it needs replacing for two primary and important reasons; functionality and aesthetics. By optimally restoring the teeth and smile you improve dental health and self-confidence. At shanti dentals there are a number of solutions to missing teeth and we always offer the optimum long-term treatment for the individual patient according his or her needs, dental condition and budget.
- Dental implant supported crowns or bridges
- All on 4 implants
- Fixed bridges
- Removable dentures
Replacing missing teeth improves a smile and helps to support the overall structure of the mouth and the shape of the face. Here at shanti dentals we are creating healthy, vibrant and more youthful appearances through high end techniques, skills and attention to detail.
Benefits of shanti dentals Prosthodontics
Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry is the most advanced approach to providing fully or partially edentulous (missing one or more sections of teeth) patients with the highest level of implantology treatment. Esthetic reconstructive dentistry maximizes the structural and functional connection between the dental implant and the living bone. Dental implants are a significant investment, costing up to $3,500 per tooth (including crown), but people are seldom disappointed with the results.
If smokers do not give up cigarettes, shanti dentals advises them to choose a different type of prosthodontic treatment. Studies have demonstrated that smokers face an increased risk of dental implant failure; and since implants are expensive, steps should be taken to ensure their success.
Dental Veneers and Other Bonded Restorations fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry and are used to create bright, white smiles with beautifully shaped teeth. At shanti dentals regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, these types of restorations may solve most or all of the issues, including severe tooth discoloration, chips, cracks and the wear and tear that causes uneven teeth.
Ceramic and Metal Ceramic Dental Crowns are prosthetic teeth designed to repair damaged teeth. Crowns are typically forged from metal, porcelain or a combination of metal and porcelain materials. Crowns are expensive, ranging from $600 to $1,200 per tooth, and can last for up to 10 years or longer if cared for appropriately. Since shanti dentals crowns can be manicured to resemble the natural appearance of the other teeth in your mouth, they are aesthetically pleasing. Despite the cost, people are typically happy with the results. We are one of the best dental care in Delhi to serve you.
Dental Bridges are prosthodontic restorations designed to serve as a treatment for missing teeth. A dental bridge can be either be tooth-supported (most common) or implant-supported. Shanti dentals provides a dental bridge which is often used as a replacement for a removable partial denture.
Removable Complete Dentures are full-mouth teeth replacements designed for edentulous people. Complete dentures help people who have lost all their teeth due to trauma or poor oral hygiene, giving them better chewing abilities in addition to a more appealing appearance.
It is important to note that it may take time to adapt to removable complete dentures. Mouth sores, for example, may result from rubbing and pressing of the dentures on the mucous membranes. It may be necessary to visit your prosthodontist for the adjustment of dentures from time to time. These adjustments should resolve any problems.
Although dentures have their disadvantages, most people prefer dentures over the problems associated with an edentulous lifestyle.
Removable Partial Dentures are designed for partially-edentulous people. People typically prefer fixed partial dentures (dental bridges) over removable partial dentures, though some partially-edentulous people do not qualify for fixed partial dentures because they lack the supporting tissues to which fixed dentures attach. The cost of partial dentures ranges from $1,000 to $1,500.
Fixed Partial Dentures, like removable partial dentures, are designed for partially-edentulous people. Fixed partial dentures are commonly called “dental bridges” and are more costly than removable partial dentures; however, they provide the most natural results for the treatment of partially-edentulous people. The cost of fixed partial dentures ranges from $1,300 to $3,000 or more, depending on the number of teeth to be replaced and the materials used.
In addition to the aforementioned treatment plans commonly employed in prosthodontics, a prosthodontist is also adept at providing treatments for jaw problems caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), snoring disorders, sleep apnea problems, and some degree of reconstruction following treatments/surgery for oral cancer. Prosthodontists work closely with periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons and orthodontists to elicit the finest restorative results.