Dentures STACHUS MUNICH
Despite good care, it can happen that our teeth get damaged. If the patient’s own teeth can no longer be saved, a professional dental prosthesis can provide a remedy. This is a fixed or removable fixed or removable dental prosthesis that replaces the missing teeth. In addition to bridges and crowns, this also includes implants. To ensure that you are optimally informed, we explain everything you need to know about dental prostheses in the following sections.
What are dentures for anyway?
A denture helps to maintain the natural function of the dentition. If several or even all teeth are missing, this has far-reaching consequences for our health and well-being. Food can no longer be adequately chewed, further problems in the oral cavity can follow and, last but not least, the esthetic last but not least, the aesthetics of our appearance suffers from the loss of teeth. Especially the last point in particular is a problem for many patients and makes them feel uncomfortable and in some cases hardly ever leave the house.
The dental prosthesis ensures that both the chewing ability and the phonation are still guaranteed. In addition, the harmonious appearance of the face is maintained or restored.
When does a tooth need to be extracted?
Basically, you want to save your own tooth following the principle of preservation. The extraction of a tooth is unavoidable if it is very badly damaged or only loosely anchored in the jaw. Common causes are severe caries or advanced periodontitis.
If all other methods, such as root canal treatment, do not lead to the desired success, the affected tooth must be removed.
What are the types of dentures?
In principle, two variants of dental prostheses can be distinguished from each other. The fixed prosthesis bridges, crowns and implants. There are also removable dentures in the form of dentures in the form of full or partial dentures.
Which of the two types is the best solution for the patient is always discussed individually with you. You can be sure that you will receive the best possible care.
What exactly is meant by a fixed denture?
Modern bridges, crowns and implants are made of metal, ceramic or plastic:
- A dental bridge replaces missing teeth. It is attached to the adjacent teeth by means of anchors.
- A dental crown is built over the remnant of a tooth that is still present. This gives the tooth stability and its original shape back.
- A partial crown is not applied completely to the affected tooth. Only the part of the tooth that is severely damaged is restored. In this way, as much healthy tooth substance as possible can be preserved.
- Implants are used to replace the roots of the teeth or even the jawbone. They serve as a basis to fix a denture on it.
What is the difference between an inlay and an onlay?
Fillings in the form of inlays or onlays become necessary in case of damage to the molars caused by caries necessary.
When working with an inlay, the first step is to remove the caries damage.
Subsequently, the inlays, also known as “inlay fillings”, are adapted exactly to the shape of the tooth The inlays, also known as “inlay fillings”, are then manufactured as “rigid” fillings and inserted into the tooth.
Onlays, on the other hand, are used when not only the occlusal surface but also the cusps are affected by caries and need to be reconstructed and need to be reconstructed. Because they extend over one or more cusps, they are also referred to as also known as “dome fillings”.
Our aim is to ensure that your dental prosthesis fits perfectly, thanks to the right choice of materials and high that your dentures fit perfectly and are not visible to outsiders.
Call us and make your personal consultation appointment. We are looking forward to it, to welcome you soon in our practice!