A. Fix crowns and bridges
Crowns and bridges can be made of different material depending on the needs for high esthetic outcome of high resistance to aggressive occlusion forces. Metalo- ceramic, full ceramic, zirconium, gold or other materials can be used depending on the case. Crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the natural appearance and function of a damaged tooth, because it basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level.
When multiple adjacent teeth are damaged or missed, bridges can be an option providing high end esthetics, function and durability.
For many years, partial or complete dentures have been used to replace groups of teeth across the lower or upper jaw. There are a variety of removable dentures available to patients and each one comes with its own set of benefits and disadvantages. Partial dentures attach to remaining teeth while complete dentures are only supported by the soft tissues and relying bone.
All dentures have a gum–colored portion meant to blend into the existing gum, with prosthetic teeth to replace the missing teeth.
C. Implant supported restorations
Implants are a valuable solution today in prosthetic dentistry where a tooth (or multiple teeth) is completely lost. Implants are specially designed screws with a sophisticated surface design mostly made of special grades of Titanium metal or Titanium alloys. A prosthodontic restoration can be fixed via cementation or screw on top of an implant and the implant serves as an artificial retainer instead of your valuable tooth. Restorations supported by implants may be crowns, bridges and fixed or removable dentures.