Prosthodontic Dentistry

21 December 2023

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that serves the diagnosis and further treatment of problems related to the integrity of the jaw-dental system. During the orthopedic treatment, the defects of the tooth row are eliminated and the missing teeth are replaced with an implant and a crown placed on it. In addition to eliminating visual defects, replacing a missing tooth with an implant plays an important role in maintaining the general health and hygiene of the oral cavity, because crowns, along with the visual effect, improve the function of the maxillofacial system and prevent the accumulation of food residues in the place of the "missing tooth". 

At Blits Dental - Kakhaber Kharebava clinic, patients have the opportunity to receive a full range of orthopedic services, be it dental bridges, veneers or crowns and so on.

  • Veneers - veneers are one of the most popular and modern methods in aesthetic dentistry, through which it is possible to correct the shape, size and color of the tooth. Dental veneers are made of different materials and are mainly used for orthopedic purposes. Ceramic veneers are thin plates of porcelain that stick to the outside of the tooth, their thickness is on average 0.3-0.5 millimeters. Fixation of ceramic veneers is possible immediately after the end of the teething process, that is, from the age of 18, for all those patients who want to correct a defect directly on the teeth or treat anomalies in the dental arch.
  • Crowns - covering of teeth with crowns is mostly done in cases where the damage covers a large scale, there is a fracture or there is a risk of fracture, large cavities, restored crown part, strongly discolored teeth, bruxism, pathological wear. Like implants, artificial dental crowns restore the function of the chewing apparatus and prevent the development of facial asymmetry. Modern artificial crowns are made of various materials. An experienced and professional dentist will help you choose the material for an artificial crown. It is very important to take into account such factors as the patient's natural tooth color and enamel structure at the initial stage of treatment. The artificial crown conforming to modern standards and precisely adjusted to the individual characteristics of the patient's oral cavity is characterized by durability, color stability and high aesthetics. It performs its function for many years, as for maintaining the effect of the treatment, it is important for the patient to follow the doctor's recommendations and schedule a routine check-up with the dentist every 6 months, along with a professional cleaning procedure.
  • Dental bridges - Orthopedic treatment using a dental bridge is a fairly widespread practice today. The advantage of dental bridges is their availability and painless installation process. Installation of dental bridges is a less invasive method and does not require manipulation of the jawbone. Patients often choose this method of adentia treatment, also because the dental bridge is quite durable and can withstand a lot of stress. At the same time, it not only improves the oral cavity from an aesthetic point of view, but also partially fulfills the chewing function. A dental bridge is a non-removable structure, which is used when the patient has healthy teeth (both right and left) adjacent to the missing tooth. Modern technologies allow us to restore a missing tooth and replace it with an insert as easily and comfortably as possible for the patient (practically painless).