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If teeth are strongly damaged or lacking a root, it is necessary to strengthen them, otherwise they become fragile and porous. If teeth are missing or must be removed, a prosthesis can substitute them with its varied functions. There are different methods of applying, bridges or prosthesis.

The dental-medical prosthetic designates the medical field that deals with the treatment, care and ministering of tooth loss or distinctive damage to the hard tooth substance. All aspects of the treatment are summarized into this statement: biological, functional, psychosocial, materialistic and technological. As an expert in dental medicine and prosthetic, the dentist has a high degree of responsibility toward the patient.

In the foreground of our treatment there is always a patient-oriented, preventive, health-based initiative, in order to ensure an optimal solution to every individual patient. Special, very modern devices and technologies are available in our practice.

 

Crowns and bridges

Das Cerecgerät
The Cerec Apparatus
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A tooth with deadened pulp tends to become fragile and can change color. In this case, a crown suffices. Crowns are also put on to living teeth if they are severely destroyed. The function of the crown lies in the restoration of the chewing mechanism and the correspondence with aesthetic requirements. Metal and ceramic crowns are designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the mouth. Natural enamel transparency can be imitated as ceramic crowns are free of metal.

A hastened crown integration allows the so-called CEREC procedure.

The prepped tooth or model is photographed with a special camera.

Based on the data gathered a computer constructs the crown and mills it from a ceramic block.

For bleached teeth ceramic masses as well as Cerec-ceramic blocks are available in special colors.

Pin structure or synthetic insert

When the crown of a tooth has been completely destroyed, it is not necessary to extract the remaining root. In this case a synthetic root insert, the so-called pin, is manufactured. The precise imitation of the tooth's canal form through the synthetic root insert allows the chewing pressure to be distributed between the root and the restored tooth stump, the latter of which later receives a crown.

Bridges (bridge dentures)

A bridge can be made from certain metal ceramics based on different alloys (inert metal alloys as well as medically bio-compatible special alloys). By precise, quality-appropriate pouring of metal it is possible to form the scaffold of a bridges-like prosthesis firmly, "easily" and "delicately".The anatomical form of the natural teeth is completely imitated. This is a vital precondition for the prevention of periodontal illnesses (infections, bleeding, discolorations, aching gums, formation of pathological pockets).

Meanwhile full-ceramic bridges, which are sharpened in a so-called CAD/CAM-procedure from a ceramic sleeve are available.

Removable dentures

Removable dentures are very popular because they can be produced simply and fast and have very few disadvantages. If they are to be worn only transitionally, they consist of plastic with hand-bent clips. If, however, the dentures are to be worn constantly, they consist of a combination of a special metal alloy (founding dentures) as a base and are made of a combination of a special metal alloy (model downpour prosthesis) as a base, with synthetic material and snythetic/ceramic teeth.

High quality molded dentures (hanger dentures)

The application of a metal hanger allows the chewing load to spread evenly between the mucous membrane and the remaining teeth. The dentures can be formed smaller, longer-lasting and more user-friendly. Thereby decreasing the time needed to get accustomed to the dentures. The hold of a molded denture can be created in a variety of ways. Telescope crowns, bolts, anchors, clips, hinges and many more are available.

Telescope crowns

With the connection to telescope crowns the irregular lever-like dental pressure and the resulting loosening of the supporting teeth is avoided. A telescope crown consists of two crowns. The first crown looks like a metal cap which is put on to the preserved tooth. The second crown is a part of the loose denture which has the form of the inside of the first crown and the outside of the natural tooth.

Complete prosthesis (removable denture)

A complete prosthesis is entirely made of synthetic material and plastic/ceramic teeth. The quality of a loose denture depends on the quality of the applied dental materials.

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