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A visit to the dentist is no longer what it used to be. Thanks to local anesthesia, nowadays every dental treatment goes painless.
Crowns are prosthetic restorations that are made for an individual tooth. They cover the crown of the tooth, and in size and shape mimic the appearance of a natural tooth.
We distinguish acrylic and ceramic crowns. Acrylic crowns are used as temporary crowns until definitive work is made. Among the ceramic crowns the most common are the two types of crowns: zirconium-ceramic and metal-ceramic. From the outside, both crowns feature a uniform white tooth color. What makes them different is the base or what’s inside.
The base of the metal-ceramic crown is made of a metal alloy that is completely covered with ceramics so that the metal part is not visible. The main advantage of metal ceramic crowns is the strength provided by the metal in the substrate. They are more suitable for posterior teeth. The base of the zirconium-ceramic crown is zirconium. These crowns are characterized by biocompatibility and precision, and their main advantage is the absence of a “black tooth” due to the withdrawal of the gingiva.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that replaces a lost tooth. Implants – titanium screws embedded in the upper or lower jaw – actually take on the function of an artificial tooth root as a prosthetic support for missing teeth. The end result is functional, natural looking replacement teeth that will restore your confidence and provide new quality to your daily life. The success of this therapy ranges from 95 to 100 percent, making it one of the safest and most durable procedures in dental medicine.
In some cases, it is possible to put on a dental crown immediatly after the implant is installed. This technique is called Immediate Implant Load, and is a replacement within 24 hours after the implant installation. Such teeth aesthetically and functionally perfectly imitate natural teeth.
The concept of immediate loading can be applied to replace one, more or all teeth in the jaw. However, this technique is not applicable to every patient and situation.
Teeth sandblasting is a treatment that removes soft plaque deposits and pigmentation from teeth caused by the consumption of certain foods, drinks and smoking.
The cleaning process is performed with a powder of calcium carbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate in a jet of water and air. It is performed with an apparatus which ejects, under pressure, particles of powder dispersed in water, thereby removing the accumulation of deposits and pigments. For a more pleasant treatment, flavor is usually added in the powder, and it is possible to choose between flavors of menthol, fruit, etc.
Sinus lift is a surgical procedure used for raising the bottom of the sinus for the purpose of upgrading the bone required for implant placement. If there is a longer period of time passed after the tooth extraction in the posterior region, there may be a lack of bone volume. Without enough bone, it is impossible to place the implant.
The goal of the procedure is to fill a part of the sinus cavity with biomaterial that will eventually ossify and form a solid foundation for future implants. Such a partially filled sinus will have no negative immpact on the physiological functions of the sinus and the health of the patient.
The Big Sinus Lift is performed when the patient lacks a larger volume of bone, and in that case procedure for raising the bottom of the sinus is approached by a lateral approach within the oral cavity. A small sinus lift is performed at the same time as the implant placement.
Dental shells are thin transparent substitutes made of pure ceramics, which are glued to the front surfaces of the brushed teeth and with which is possible to achieve maximum in aesthetic and function. The shells can correct minor aesthetic defects such as discoloration, cracking or wear of the teeth themselves.
There are three common reasons for choosing a dental shell:
Bridge on 4 is means installing 4 implants in the front of the jaw in such a way that the two front implants are mounted straight and the two posterior implants are mounted in an oblique direction. This arrangement of implants gives you 4 pillars that are arranged in such a way that they can carry 12 fixed teeth.