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What is the procedure for prosthodontics?

Posted on 1/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Image of a woman smiling with a dental professional, at St. Louis Prosthodontics. Before we delve into the prosthodontic procedure, you need to understand its meaning. Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that involves the design, creation, and replacement of missing, chipped, or broken teeth. The most common materials that are used in these procedures are crowns, veneers, and dentures. To be specific, they are restorative procedures. These restorations are used by prosthodontists to restore damaged teeth enhancing the patient's aesthetics and correct orofacial issues.

Restoring damaged teeth

Tooth damage can occur in various ways. It can occur during the development process, due to failed restorations, due to trauma, and acidic content in the mouth. Prosthodontists are responsible for providing services like crowns and veneer installation, depending on each patient's specifications. The complexity of every procedure varies depending on the treatment needed.

Replacing missing teeth

Prosthodontics offers patients a wide range of options when it comes to tooth replacement. Depending on the severity of the condition, everyone comes out with a beautiful smile. Some are candidates for complete dentures that are used to replace many teeth, others removable partial dentures that are used to replace fewer teeth as compared to complete dentures, there are also dental implants, fixed bridges, or a combination of the treatment alternatives. Luckily enough, a prosthodontist is well-educated and provides high-quality care to every patient. They have dental technicians whom they rely heavily on. These dental technicians ensure that the custom-made prostheses are attractive, comfortable, and meet the patient's needs.

Complex cases

In other cases, some procedures need experience, in-depth study, and an understanding of the teeth and jaws. Prosthodontists are well-trained and have specialized skills to deal with such procedures. They work closely with other specialists to provide treatments for patients with defects like cleft palate, traumatic injuries, and complex restorations for patients who have undergone surgical treatments for head or neck cancer. For these and more treatments, book an appointment with our office today.
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