It is more easily accepted by the patient than the removable prosthesis, but there are certain conditions for its application. Following the preparation and measurement of the teeth, the procedure is completed in 3-4 sessions and 1 week.
There are various types of prosthesis including metal supported ceramic (porcelain), non-metal ceramic (porcelain), porcelain laminate.
Your doctor will determine the most appropriate one for your mouth.
In fixed prosthesis, in the classical and applied methods to date, the durability of metals as the foundation of the prosthesis as well as the aesthetics of ceramic as the superstructure has been utilized. Although this method is still in use, fixed prosthesis applications that can mimic the natural appearance with a wide range of materials have been added to clinical solutions in order to meet the increasing aesthetic needs. See Aesthetic Dentistry
Which teeth can be fitted with crowns?
Excessive substance loss due to caries or other reasons,
Colored and irreversibly discolored teeth,
Weak canal-treated teeth (to prevent teeth breakage),
Bridge: In the absence of one or more teeth, it is the process of downsizing the adjacent teeth and filling the intermediate spaces by receiving support from their special coatings.
As with veneers, the teeth that will be used for support will be shaped by your dentist with the same procedures.
What happens if the missing teeth are not replaced by a prosthesis?
If a bridge is not fitted, the neighboring teeth of the patient and the opposite tooth in the other jaw will start to gravitate towards the cavity. Therefore, deteriorated bite occlusion causes caries and tooth losses.
When a tooth loss occurs for any reason, the movement of the adjacent teeth into this cavity begins. As a result, gingival problems in the adjacent teeth, bone loss due to toppling into this cavity, deterioration in aesthetics and changes in masticatory forces incur. If this space is not restored by implant or bridge for a long time, there may be losses in the adjacent teeth.
Other problems that arise as a result of lack of teeth and replacement of prosthesis are digestive disorders and diseases caused by inadequate mastication. Missing teeth can cause speech disorders and aesthetic problems depending on the location.
How will the patient benefit from the prosthesis?
The aim of the prosthesis is to restore the lost functions of the patient, that is, to correct deteriorated speech and to improve aesthetic appearance.
While correcting lost oral health through prosthesis applications, individuals who have had to live with missing or poor teeth in society are also provided with psychological support.
This leads to a decrease in self-confidence in humans as well as to functional disorders.
Over the years, people wear down their teeth to different degrees by eating, chewing, swallowing and grinding their teeth during the night for some reason. In addition, caries and accidental fractures occur in some parts of the teeth. In such cases, the lost structures can be substituted with prostheses called crowns or bridges.
Standard metal or precious metal alloys can be used as a substructure in a fixed prosthesis.
Precious Metal Alloy Applications
In these prostheses, precious metal alloys containing gold are used as valuable infrastructure material. Aesthetics in the upper structure are achieved with ceramic applications. These alloys are special mixtures for dentistry. . Gold is one of the most valuable materials compatible with teeth and gums. Therefore, healthier results are obtained by using precious metal.
Zirconium is now being used as a porcelain infrastructure.
Standard Metal Alloy Applications
In these prostheses, metals specific to dentistry, which are compatible with dental tissues, have the necessary durability and can maintain health are used as infrastructure.
Dental ceramic is used as superstructure to provide an aesthetic appearance. Standard metal alloy fixed dentures can be applied to all teeth. They are now very successful as classic methods.
How are crowns and bridges maintained?
The cleanliness of your prosthesis is very important in terms of a long life. In particular, all the gingival edges of the prosthetic supporting teeth should be thoroughly brushed.
You should brush your teeth twice per day and floss once. This cleaning process will remove plaque comprised of bacteria. The most important point in this regard is the removal of plaque in the area where your teeth and gums merge (sulcus). To avoid breaking or damaging crowns, it is necessary to avoid chewing hard food and objects. As in any case, you should visit your dentist routinely for check-ups.