Dental Prosthetics

Dental prosthetics are artificial replacements for missing teeth, jawbone and gum tissue. They are made from materials like acrylic, resin and zirconium to look and feel as natural as possible.

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The implant fuses to the jawbone over time. Afterwards, the dentist will add an abutment, and a crown will be placed on top to match the other teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the root of a missing tooth. They fuse with the jawbone and can support crowns, bridges or dentures to restore a patient’s smile and oral health.

The success of dental implants depends largely on proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, especially during post-op healing. Conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, long-term steroid use and certain neurological conditions like advanced Parkinson’s can delay healing and lead to implant failure.

Dental implants are the closest thing to a natural tooth in terms of form and function. They are non-removable and less costly than other restorative options, such as a complete denture. They can improve chewing efficiency, maintain a healthy bite and prevent further damage to the remaining teeth and gums. Dental implants also allow for easier pronunciation and a more natural smile.

Veneers

Veneers are a popular treatment option that can change the shape, size, and color of your teeth. These thin shells (made of porcelain or composite resin) are constructed in a lab and then bonded with adhesive to your existing teeth.

The dentist will first numb your tooth or teeth to ensure that the bonding process is painless and comfortable. Then, they will prepare the tooth by grinding away some enamel to make room for the veneer. They may also choose to reshape the tooth or teeth if they need to.

Once the veneers are made in the laboratory, your dentist will receive them back and check for quality. Then, they will attach the veneers to your existing teeth and use an ultraviolet light to harden the cement that keeps them in place. Finally, the dentist will remove any excess cement and double-check their position.

Crowns

Providing missing teeth in young children with custom-designed prosthetics supports speech development, chewing abilities, and balanced jaw growth. It also helps to promote adequate nutritional intake and prevent future issues like a misaligned bite or bone deterioration of the jaw.

A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth in a row with crowns on either side and artificial teeth (pontics) in between. Dental implants fuse with the jaw bone to provide a strong base for the prosthetic and preserve bone in the area of missing teeth.

VC Dental uses ceramic/porcelain inlays and onlays that are fabricated at our own lab to achieve the best colour match with your natural tooth structure. This is opposed to’monolithic’ CAD/CAM machine produced crowns that are milled from a single block of porcelain and are not as translucent or matched as well. Using the latest in dental technology, we can fabricate these inlays and onlays with greater speed and accuracy at a fraction of the cost of a traditional laboratory.

Bridges

Bridges are a form of fixed prosthesis and consist of one or more artificial teeth that span gaps where natural teeth have been lost. They are anchored to natural teeth on either side (abutment teeth) or to dental implants. Using bridges allows you to close the gap in your smile and also improve your chewing ability.

A Maryland bridge is a form of fixed bridge that eliminates the need to trim the abutment teeth and uses wing-like appendages on the back of the abutment teeth to support the bridge. This reduces the stress that is placed on these natural teeth and helps to maintain them longer.

Removable dental prostheses can cause some discomfort while you get used to wearing them and getting your mouth, jaw and gums accustomed to their presence. They should be regularly brushed with special prosthetic brushes to remove plaque, food and tartar from around the crowns and to help increase blood flow to the soft tissues of your gums.

Dentures

Dental dentures can provide numerous benefits for patients with missing teeth. They can transform a patient’s smile, and they can even make it easier to chew food and speak. However, they are not without their drawbacks, including the fact that they can cause discomfort and reduce facial muscle tone along the jaw and chin.

Dental prosthetics can be made from a variety of materials. At Swiss Denture and Implant Center, we use the newest industry-leading materials to help our patients get the most out of their treatment.

A conventional full removable denture can be a good option for patients who are missing most of the teeth in one or both jaws. During the preparation process, a model of your jaws will be created to determine how the final denture will look and fit into your mouth. Depending on how your gums heal, your denture may need to be refitted or relined.

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays/Onlays are durable restorations that offer significant strength for teeth that suffer from damage beyond the reach of a traditional filling. They are constructed from ceramic or porcelain and bonded into place for a more natural appearance. They also offer more stability than dental fillings that are susceptible to temperature changes and could shift out of place.

Unlike composite fillings, inlays and onlays provide a precise fit that prevents bacteria from entering the tooth. They are also stain-resistant.

The procedure for inlays and onlays is slightly different than that of a direct filling, as the damaged portions of the tooth are removed prior to creating an impression. These impressions are then sent to a lab where the onlay/inlay will be fabricated and then bonded into place. Upon completion, the onlay/inlay will be tested and polished for optimal fit, comfort, and aesthetics. The inlay/onlay will protect the affected tooth and prevent further damage or infections, minimizing future work needed.