Dental prosthetics

Dental prosthetics deal with the replacement of missing teeth and the reconstruction of those badly damaged.
In our clinic we offer a full range of prosthetic solutions. Because we are concerned about high quality and the aesthetics of restoration we have been working with an experienced prosthetic laboratory for a number of years.

Types of dental restorations used in StomaCare:

A prosthetic crown

korona nazębnaResembles a sort of a ‘cap’ and is applied to the tooth, this method allows even a very damaged tooth to be rebuilt. They are used when a tooth can no longer be rebuilt with a filling (tooth broken or too damaged by decay). The crown restores the tooth, makes it aesthetic and strengthens it. To make a prosthetic crown, the tooth needs to be ground and reduced in size in three dimensions – this is done under local anesthesia, which provides a painless procedure.

There are several types of dental crown. The difference between the various types is the materials from which they were made:

  • porcelain crown – on a metal foundation (the metal is invisible and hidden underneath the porcelain)
  • all ceramic crown – is characterized by the complete lack of metal, is very aesthetic, has a natural colour and lacks a visible seam of metal around the gum
  • acrylic crown; now used more as a temporary crown

If a tooth is so damaged that the prosthetic crown will not hold by itself, additional procedures are needed:

Crown-root inlay (post)

The inlay has the root part placed in the root canal of the tooth and the crown part resembling a ground tooth under the prosthetic crown.
The post may be made of metal or glass fibre and is individually manufactured in the surgery or in the dental laboratory for each patient.

Prosthetic bridges

Are permanently fixed in the mouth. They complement missing teeth by using the the patient’s other teeth (the pillars of the bridge). Pillar teeth and crowns must be ground. Missing teeth are supplemented by a fixed span bridge between the crowns of the pillar teeth. Implants or removable dentures can be used as an alternative to bridges.
Prosthetic bridge
Each tooth has its definite place in the dental arch (makes contact with neighboring and opposing teeth) and should be fixed and stable. Any dental absence can cause a disturbance of this balance. This causes the teeth to lean and gaps are formed between them, which promotes inflammation of the gums. The bone in the place of a removed tooth disappears and receding gums appear. If after some time (several years) a dental supplementation, such as a bridge, is done, then bone regeneration may be required. Due to the lack of contact with the opposite tooth, the tooth slides out. This weakens its maintenance in the bone. The tooth becomes overloaded, which leads to excessive loosening and consequently to removal. All this causes malocclusion, which may lead to changes in the temporomandibular joint. Therefore, each missing tooth should be restored in a reasonably short time.
DENTURES will restore your natural appearance, rejuvenate your smile, and improve function of eating and talking. The face will become fuller; wrinkles around the mouth will become smoother. You will be able to chew food better which won’t be swallowed whole anymore, which will also improve the functioning of digestion. Our solutions will be tailored to your mouth, and the appearance will be similar to your natural teeth. With dentures, you can bite again, laugh and enjoy your attractive new look.

Partial dentures

Restores the gap left form one or more teeth. It can be flexible (ACETAL), acrylic or made ​​of metal coated with acrylic. It’s attached by hooks, which are placed in the least visible places, which can also be masked by making them in the color of the teeth or gums. In this way, you can enjoy a beautiful smile without embarrassment.

Full dentures
Beginnings are always difficult

During the first days and weeks with your new dentures your tongue and cheek muscles will need to adapt before they start to feel comfortable. Initially, some words may be hard to pronounce – it may help to read aloud and practice difficult words. It also takes time to get used to eating with new dentures and it’s best to start with soft food. Slow chewing and using both sides at once will help to keep the dentures in place. The older the patient, the longer it may take to get used to new dentures, especially if you’ve never used artificial teeth before. Initially, you may feel like there’s a foreign body in your mouth, but this discomfort has been overcome by millions of people in a similar situation. Give it time and you will eventually overcome.

How to care for dentures

After every big meal dentures should be removed as soon as possible and cleaned of food debris. They should be cleaned thoroughly with a brush and special paste for cleaning dentures or ordinary soap. It is recommended to remove them at night, as wearing them around the clock can encourage the faster formation of a bacterial coating. In order to avoid damaging dentures when not worn, store them in a special container.

How often do you replace dentures?

Worn dentures may cause irritation and discomfort. Dentures should be replaced from time to time before problems arise. Patients with full dentures should regularly visit the dentist, to detect any possible early signs of infection and other changes in the dentures.

Enjoy a free consultation with our restorative dentist, who will design an individual treatment plan to give you that beautiful smile.

Contact

StomaCare
ul. Łucka 20 c.p. 21
00-845 Warszawa

Tel. (22) 216 86 37
Tel. (22) 620 78 80
mobile: +48 500 119 453
mail: gabinet@stomacare.pl

Open Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 2.00pm