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Prosthetic Treatments

A lot of people are using dental prostheses in our country and around the world. The number of patients using complete or partial dentures grow every day. These kinds of removable prostheses help gain back the esthetic look as well as facilitate function (chewing) and phonation (speech). Dental prostheses are much more easily adjustable prostheses as opposed to other types of prostheses in the body. Despite being seen as the most tissue-compatible prostheses regarding esthetics and function, an adjustment period for the cheeks, lips, temporomandibular joint, tongue and the brain is needed after prostheses are manufactured. During this period, issues are easily handled by cooperating with your dentist.

Partial and Complete Removable Prostheses (Dentures)

Removable dentures are being applied for many years in order to battle edentulism caused by wholesome or partial teeth loss. These kinds of prostheses are supported by both teeth and the edentulous areas called crests. The stability of these dentures varies according to the supporting teeth and tissue. Complete dentures can't get support from the teeth due to edentulism. While complete denture is withstanding gravity thanks to the vaccuum effect, the mobility of tongue, cheek and lip muscles negatively affect the stability of prostheses. Mandibular dentures will become less mobile in the mouth by the adjustment of muscles to the prostheses in time and increase in muscle tone. If removable denture treatment is chosen in the case of partially missing teeth, support is gained from the teeth by utilizing crochets and sensitive retainers for gaining more stable dentures. The most important advantages of these prostheses are their price and short manufacturing times. Their disadvantages are tooth decay due to supporting teeth erosion by the crochets, supporting tissue destruction due to excessive force on the teeth, jawbone osteolysis due to insufficient amount of applied force to the jawbone and the requirement of removing the dentures overnight.

Porcelain Laminate Veneer

Porcelain laminate veneer is a technique which utilizes a porcelain layer manufactured to be fixed to the frontal region of the tooth. An average preparation of 0.5 mm on the outer surface of a tooth is enough for this technique. During the first exam, an impression of the teeth is taken before the preparation. A wax-up work is performed on the impression in order for the patient and the dental professional to reach a consensus on the 3-D model. After patient approval is taken, teeth is prepared and the impression is sent to the lab. After the completion of laminates in the lab environment, the procedure is finalized by fitting and attaching the laminates in the clinical environment. Frontal teeth fractures, color differences and stains, position and level differences and spaces between the teeth can be fixed with laminates.

Full Porcelain Crowns

Full porcelain crowns are the closest option in hardened porcelain which conducts light in different degrees compared to the light conductivity of natural teeth. Full porcelains are attached onto the teeth both mechanically and chemically. Full porcelain crowns are gingiva-friendly thanks to their content.

Zirconium Crowns

Thanks to its toughness and durability, zirconia can be used successfully for missing teeth in both the front and back regions. Zirconia ceramics include a white metal structure material which addresses aesthetic concerns. Thus, it was made possible to manufacture both aesthetic and durable crowns.

Bleaching (Whitening)

Bleaching is an oxygenation technique used for whitening teeth that has changed color due to various reasons. The procedure can be performed clinically by a dental professional as well as with trays worn by the patient at home including chemicals applied under dentist supervision. Trays are prepared from impressions exclusively for each patient. In some cases, both methods may be needed.