Tooth loss is a part of natural aging. Teeth may be extracted for several reasons or even lost due to injury or trauma. But there are dental appliances that can make up for this loss. There are various dental prosthetic appliances available to replace missing teeth. They can help maintain the facial outline, restore your gorgeous smile, reduce the stress in your bite or strengthen an impaired tooth. At ZM Dental in Tampa, FL 33618, we will work with you to provide innovative prosthodontic solutions to reinstate your oral functions and smile aesthetics.
What Is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on restoring natural teeth or replacing missing teeth. Our practice provides a wide range of restorations and prosthetics, including dental crowns and bridges, implants, dentures, and veneers.
Types of Prosthodontics
Prosthodontic restorations are of two types: fixed and removable.
Dental Bridges: The traditional dental bridge is one of the most standard prosthodontic appliances. They fill up the missing gap by having a replacement tooth fastened to crowns that rest over the adjoining healthy teeth on both sides of the void.
Implants-Supported Crowns or Bridges: They offer another alternative to replace missing teeth. Implants-supported restorations are an especially desirable treatment option when perfectly healthy teeth are available on either side of the space to be covered. Here, an artificial titanium root is placed in the jawbone over which a crown or bridge is attached.
Veneers: They help conceal various imperfections of your natural teeth, including stains, discoloration, and irregular shape or size. Veneers are permanently bonded to the affected teeth using dental adhesives.
Complete Denture: When you have no teeth in either one or both jaws, a complete removable denture can be used to restore the mouth's health. An arch lacking any teeth severely affects your speech ability to eat your foods (consequently adversely impacting your general health) and give you an aged appearance. This prosthesis, made from acrylic or porcelain teeth, is custom-fabricated and color-matched for your unique mouth, giving back your smile. In addition, complete dentures provide you with a more youthful-looking face and re-establish a considerable amount of function you had with your natural teeth.
Implant-Supported Complete Dentures: An implant-supported denture may be the appropriate solution if you have a severely declined jaw or when a conventional complete denture is too unstable. These appliances provide considerably increased stability, function, and comfort.
Removable Partial Denture: These dentures help replace one or more missing spaces in an arch. Partial dentures comprise a metal framework with acrylic prosthetic teeth. This prosthesis is designed with clasps that rest on the existing teeth to remain in position.
To learn more about our prosthodontic treatments, visit the ZM Dental office at 14502 N Dale Mabry Hwy #102, Tampa, FL 33618. You can also reach Dentist in Tampa, FL at (813) 513-5045 and schedule an online appointment.