Smile Design – Zirconium Coating (Prosthetic Dentistry)
What is Prosthetic Dentistry?
It aims to restore the lost esthetics and function to the patient by reconstructing the lost teeth and surrounding tissues in the mouth.
In Which Situations Is Prosthetic Dental Treatment Applied?
The aforementioned prosthetic tooth treatment can be easily applied to patients who have lost their teeth due to tooth decay, to patients who have lost their teeth due to breakage or loss, to patients with gaps between their teeth, to patients who want to achieve an aesthetic smile.
What are the Methods Used in Prosthetic Dentistry?
Prosthetic dental treatments are one of the important branches of dentistry. The materials used in prosthetic dental treatment are in a wide range.
Some of the commonly used fixed prosthesis types can be listed as follows:
Fixed Prostheses: Fixed prostheses are a type of prosthesis made with support from existing healthy teeth or implants. These prostheses are fixed in the mouth with different chemicals.
Crown: Also known as coating among the people. It can be defined as the elimination of factors that disrupt the integrity of the teeth caused by large caries and tooth fractures. Thus, the integrity of the person's teeth 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 Veneer: Although the outer part of this type of prosthesis visible in the mouth is porcelain, the inside of the veneer consists of metal. It is not recommended to apply it on the anterior teeth of patients with high aesthetic expectations.
Zirconium Backed Veneer: It is the type of veneer that is closest to the natural appearance. In these applications, also known as zirconium supported porcelain veneers, the visible part of the tooth consists of porcelain and the inner part consists of zirconium.
Ceramic Coating: It is known as the most aesthetically advanced coating type. With this aspect, it is frequently used especially for the restoration of 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 coatings are produced from reinforced porcelain.
Bridge: In the bridge treatment applied in cases where one or more teeth are lost, the healthy teeth next to the existing tooth space are used as bridge pillars. In bridge treatment, which can be done with different techniques, a prosthesis is applied to replace the lost tooth or teeth. Thus, the functionality and aesthetics lost by the person are regained.
Implant: One of the most preferred prostheses is the implant. Different types of prostheses can be placed on implants made by placing an 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.
Prostheses on Implants: It is performed by placing fixed or removable prostheses on existing or future implants. It is to ensure the attachment of removable or fixed prostheses on implant prostheses that can be applied to people who have no teeth but have the appropriate bone level for the implant.
To Whom Prosthetic Dentistry Treatment is Applied?
Prosthetic dental treatment is usually applied to patients who are late for treatment. Thus, the lost tooth or teeth can be regained with different types of prosthesis. Prosthetic treatment methods make the person feel better in terms of function and aesthetics.