Prosthodontics is a discipline of dentistry concerned with replacing missing teeth and related soft and hard tissues with prostheses (crowns, bridges, dentures) that might be fixed or detachable or supported and retained by implants. For the best dental care, visit Southdale Dental Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies,
A dental crown/cap is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to cover it. They are used to improve your tooth’s shape or appearance. They are also used to restore a tooth that has been broken or worn down. A crown can be made of gold, porcelain fused to metal, or all ceramic. A crown is used when a tooth is broken down or has a large filling. The crown can provide a protective shell around the existing tooth to strengthen it and help prevent further damage.
Dental implants are a popular option for patients looking for a permanent solution to tooth loss. Implants are surgically inserted into the jaw, and a crown is placed on the implant after healing. Dental implants are made of titanium, biocompatible with the jawbone, and fused with the bone to create a stable foundation. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures, partials, and bridges.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
When a patient is missing teeth, there are a couple of options for treatment. If the patient has healthy gums, a partial denture or denture will be an option for treatment. A partial denture is a denture that replaces multiple missing teeth. A complete denture will be an option if a patient is missing teeth but has unhealthy gums.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells attached to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. They can be customized for any shape or size and are used to cover the fronts of teeth that show when you smile. Veneers can hide imperfections, such as discoloration, cracks, and chips. They’re also helpful for treating teeth that are too small or overlapping.
Fixed bridges are dental restorations used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges rely on two dental crowns fused with a pontic (false tooth). The crowns fit over the adjacent surrounding teeth; hence the name “fixed.” The pontic fills the gap left by a missing tooth. Fixed bridges are permanent restorations and cannot be removed or adjusted without a dentist’s help.
Prosthodontic treatments can improve oral function, health, comfort, and quality of life. Visit Southdale Dental, Shop 8, E. Southdale Plaza, 3 South Ave, Kingston 10, Jamaica, West Indies, 00010, or call (876) 929-3312 for the best dental treatment.