when the tooth has lost its structural integrity, it will not have the strength to withstand the forces of chewing and biting. It needs to be restored with a crown that covers the tooth completely as well as resembles the original complete structure of the tooth. It provides the strength the tooth needs for its grinding and chopping functions. They are also designed to look like the natural tooth and feel like the natural tooth. conventionally these crowns have been made with metal with a ceramic coating to resemble the tooth.
Recently the CAD CAM industry have adapted industrial zirconia to match the tooth properties and nowadays, more precise, metal free zirconia crowns are in vogue.
Partial dentures are removable dentures that replace a few missing teeth. An important step in maintaining a healthy smile is to replace missing teeth. They can either be made out of flexible material, acrylic or cast metal framework.
Flexible Partial Denture
These are new, comfortable, metal-free, aesthetically pleasing flexible dentures called Valplast. Its translucency allows the patients natural tissue colour to appear through the material. It has the advantage of not showing any metal and has a natural look. They are also light-weight making them easy to adjust by the patient. If you require more information on flexible partial denture treatment kindly email us.
Acrylic Partial Denture
These are conventional partial dentures made of acrylic and mainly used as temporaries for a short duration of time. They consist of an acrylic base with plastic teeth and gum areas.
Cast Metal Partial Denture
They consist of a metal framework having metal clasps or other attachments to give it additional strength. Teeth are placed over it and surrounded with pink gum tissue.
A complete denture is a removable appliance that replaces all the missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. Losing teeth makes eating & speech difficult and the facial muscles to sag, making one look older. Dentures can help lift up the appearance of your face and profile in addition to provide function of chewing food. Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate”.