What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with the design, fabrication and fitting of dental prostheses.
Dental prostheses include full and partial dentures, bridges and crowns, implant abutments, devices/appliances for orthodontic purposes and pre/post oral and maxillofacial surgical devices, among others.
Our dental prostheses are designed and fabricated using the most advanced technology (CADCAM or computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) available in the market.
This technology allows us to achieve the highest level of accuracy and quality within the established timeframes. The fabrication procedures comply with strict protocols of infection prevention and control.
Prosthodontic Treatment Options
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of ceramic that cover the front surfaces of teeth, providing a change in appearance.
These are bonded to teeth that have been prepared by removing a small amount of enamel, so they don’t appear too thick. Long-lasting veneers can change the size, shape or colour of teeth, and even close small gaps between.
Dental crowns are artificial covers that replace the entire visible surface of a tooth above the gumline. Made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all-ceramic, crowns are cemented to a prepared tooth with intact roots.
They are often required after a root canal procedure, or to repair fractured, broken or misshapen teeth.
When it’s necessary to replace an entire tooth, this method is considered today’s gold standard. Dental implants consist of a titanium metal post which is implanted in the jaw through a minor surgical procedure. This screw-like post becomes fused with the jawbone, providing a sturdy anchorage for a replacement crown.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth or to hold other types of dental restorations, such as bridges or dentures. Implants are initially the most costly restoration method but may prove a great value in the long run, as they can last a lifetime with proper care.
This method uses the existing, healthy teeth on either side of a gap to support one or more artificial teeth. A series of connected crowns is fabricated as a single unit, which is then attached to the prepared abutment teeth.
These function like a roadway-bridge foundation to hold up the crowns for the missing teeth in between. Bridges can last for a long time with special attention to cleaning.
Dentures are available in many different types: full, partial, and implant-supported varieties. They can improve the appearance and functionality of patients who have missing teeth—particularly when the dentures are manufactured to a high standard and fitted correctly in the mouth.
However, wearing dentures requires an adjustment period, and some find them uncomfortable in certain situations.
We offer you:
- Digital scanning impressions of your mouth in lieu of traditional dental moulds
- Interpretation of mouth moulds (3D moulds and digital impressions) and specifications for the design and manufacture of dental prostheses
- Computerised design and fabrication of dental prosthesis using CADCAM software
- Prosthesis fabricated in a range of material including acrylic, porcelain, zirconium oxide, e-max over implants or natural teeth
- TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) approved materials and supplies
- Dental records managed under strict standards of privacy and confidentiality
Prosthodontics in Miranda
When your overall oral health and function are badly compromised, your Miranda dentist may propose to undertake a more complex rehabilitation of your teeth’s form, function and aesthetics. To find out more, consult with your Miranda dentist today!
Prosthodontics in Miranda
We are located at 11/468-472 Kingsway in Miranda.
Frequently Asked Questions
Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.
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