Fixed Prosthodontics is a branch of Prosthodontics that deals with restoration of teeth using crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays and veneers. All of the above mentioned restorations are made in the dental laboratory on an impression of the mouth made by the Prosthodontist. The Prosthodontist prepares the tooth/teeth and an makes an impression to capture this preparation which is then sent to the laboratory along with a detailed prescription. The dental technician then fabricates the desired restoration as per the prescription. The finished product is then cemented in the mouth using various cements.
This is commonly referred as a ‘cap’ and covers part of or the complete tooth. Different materials can be used to make the crown depending on the requirements such as function/aesthetics, patient preference and the condition of the tooth.
This is a dental restoration used to replace a ‘gap’ due to missing tooth/teeth. The adjacent tooth/teeth are used to hang the bridge. Several designs and materials are used for bridge fabrication depending on the size of the gap, aesthetics and function.
Problems with the jaw joints, muscles, or nerves can all cause pain. Long-lasting jaw pain may indicate a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. TMD pain can affect either or both sides of the face. The temporomandibular joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, and discs. It’s a complex system that lets us talk, chew, and even yawn. If any part of the system isn’t working right, you can feel pain.
Pain is the most common symptom of TMD, but you also may have painful clicking, popping, or grating when closing or opening your mouth. Sometimes the jaw may get stuck open or closed, or you may not be able to open your mouth very wide. Other symptoms may include headaches, jaw muscle stiffness, face swelling, and neck pain.
Splints or mouthguards therapies are designed to fit over the teeth. They prevent the upper and lower teeth from coming together. This makes it difficult for you to grind or clench your teeth. These devices take pressure off the jaw joints and muscles so they can relax and heal. Our specialists will determine when you should wear it (during the day or at night) and for how long.
A dental implant is an artificial device usually made of titanium or titanium alloys.
It is a substitute for the root of a tooth and is generally shaped as a screw or cylinder. A successful implant provides a stable and rigid structure for retention or support of a bridge, denture or a maxillofacial prosthesis.
Placed properly, implants have a high success rate and have high patient satisfaction with their use. They have to be placed with dentist who have acquired further competencies. The planning process for placement of implants is highly crucial and needs to be comprehensive for a successful outcome.
All on 4/ All on 6
The All-on-Four treatment has been developed to maximize the use of available bone and allows immediate function. All-on-four is a specially effective treatment for upper arch restoration because longer, stronger implants can be used on the back part of the jaw.
This treatment is attractive to those with denture or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations. With the All-on-Four procedure, qualified patients receive just four implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in just one appointment.
The All-on-6 procedure is very similar to All-on-4; a series of high-tech dental implants is used to support denture appliances or porcelain fused to metal crowns.
The All-on-6 method consists of six dental implants that are precisely positioned within the jawbone, which is used as a natural anchor. Each dental implant is designed to organically integrate with the mouth, much like a natural tooth root.This way, the bite remains just as strong as it would have been with a brand new set of teeth.
Many times, the process to complete your implant can be tedious, involving multiple doctors and appointments. Our team of specialists partner together to provide you the best care possible. All of these steps can be completed in one location, and in many cases, one visit. With our assembled group of specialists in one office, your needs can be identified and treated effectively and quickly. During the process, you will receive and exam and consultation with our team of professionals. After we work with you to determine the best treatment option and provide a set cost, you can decide to move forward with treatment. If moving forward, our knowledgeable specialists can treat your needs in a one-day procedure, all in-house. With our all-on-four procedure you can leave with fully functioning, aesthetically pleasing temporaries. After 6-8 months, you will receive your permanent set of teeth.
Your smile is a crucial part of your face and your presentation. Having bad teeth may make you feel uncomfortable. Bad teeth are the reason many people are afraid to smile or speak in public.
Sadly, some teeth lose their natural lustrous appearance because of accidents or disease or even poor eating and dental care. While the health concerns of teeth should be treated first, sometimes these teeth end up being perfectly healthy, but aesthetically unpleasing, typically looking stained, chipped or damaged.
Many Americans struggle with paying for expensive treatments to keep their teeth healthy. Because of this, they often don’t go the extra step to improve the looks of their teeth. But let’s be honest. Your smile is important. Nevertheless, healthy teeth can often benefit from simple solutions, like veneers. In fact, many Americans just take a quick trip south of the border from San Diego, California to visit Bioral Dental Group in Tecate to receive dental veneers at very reasonable prices.
Dental veneers are covers made out of dental porcelain or a dental composite material. As such, they are used with reconstructions or simply for aesthetic purposes. Nevertheless, after an evaluation, the specialists will tell you what type of veneers are the most appropriate for your case.
Veneers have the advantages of being simple, non invasive and inexpensive. They also look like natural teeth, don’t loosen with time, and they feel like natural teeth.