Smile Design - Zirconium Coating (Prosthetic Dental Treatment)
What is Prosthetic Dental Treatment?
It aims to regain the aesthetics and function lost to the patient by reconstructing the lost teeth and intraoral surrounding tissues.
When is Prosthetic Dental Treatment Applied?
Prosthetic dental treatment can be easily applied to patients who have lost their teeth due to tooth decay, patients who have lost their teeth due to reasons of fracture or loss, patients with gap between their teeth, and patients who want to get an aesthetic smile.
What are the Methods Used in Prosthetic Dental Treatment?
Prosthetic dental treatments are one of the important branches of dentistry. The materials used in prosthetic dental treatment include a wide range of materials.
Fixed Prostheses: Fixed prostheses are a type of prosthesis made by receiving support from existing healthy teeth or implants. These prostheses are fixed in the mouth with different chemicals. Some of the commonly used types of fixed prostheses can be listed as follows:
• Crown: Also known as veneer colloquially. It can be defined as
the elimination of factors that disrupt tooth integrity caused by large caries and tooth fractures. Thus, the dental integrity of the person is preserved and the functionality of the tooth is restored. In addition, the gaps between the teeth can be closed with a crown.
• Metal Supported Porcelain Coating: Although the outer part of this type of prosthesis visible in the mouth is porcelain, the inner part of the coating consists of metal. It is not recommended to apply it to the anterior teeth of patients with high aesthetic expectations.
• Zirconium Supported Coating: It is the type of coating closest to the natural appearance. In these applications, also known as zirconium-supported porcelain coating, the visible part of the tooth consists of porcelain and the inner part of it consists of zirconium.
• Ceramic Coating: It is known as the most aesthetically advanced type of coating. In this respect, it is frequently used especially for the restoration of the anterior teeth. The procedure can be described as abrasion of the tooth. There is no metal in the lower part of this type of coating. Ceramic veneers are made of reinforced porcelain.
• Bridge: In bridge treatment in cases where one or more teeth are lost, healthy teeth next to the existing tooth cavity are used as bridge legs. In bridge treatment which can be performed with different techniques, prosthesis is applied instead of the lost tooth or teeth. Thus, the functionality and aesthetics lost by the person are restored.
• Implant: One of the frequently preferred prostheses is the implant. Different types of prostheses can be placed on the implants made by placing the artificial tooth root in the jawbone.
• Removable Prostheses: Removable prostheses, also known as palate prostheses, are applied to people who have lost all their teeth for different reasons. Since the chewing function cannot be fully fulfilled, the person has difficulty in consuming many foods. These removable teeth are designed to receive support from the tissues in the mouth. Thus, the loss of function and aesthetics caused by the loss of all teeth can be eliminated.
• Implant Top Prostheses: It is made by placing fixed or movable prostheses on existing or future implants. It is to ensure the attachment of removable or fixed prostheses in over-implant prostheses that can be applied to people who have no teeth but have the appropriate bone level for the implant.
Who is Prosthetic Dental Treatment Applied To?
Prosthetic dental treatment is usually applied to patients who are late for treatment. Thus, the lost tooth or teeth can be recovered with different types of prostheses. Prosthetic treatment methods make the person feel better in terms of function and aesthetics.