Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that generally deals with improving oral health. It works through techniques based on bridges and dental crowns and in collaboration with implantology as well as other specialties such as endodontics and periodontology aims to restore the oral system as a whole while promoting aesthetics.
If prosthetic therapy is part of a personalized treatment plan, the prosthodontist provides a range of prosthetic options and in collaboration with the general dentist the final prosthetic treatment has the best prognosis. A prosthetic solution is an advanced and superior dental treatment. If you have any problems, you should first go through a stabilization phase to ensure the foundations of oral health before prosthetic restoration.
The Importance of Occlusion
Occlusion is defined as the way in which the teeth come in contact with each other while biting. This affects the movements of the jaws and can lead to significant problems where there are inconsistencies and discrepancies. Occlusion mechanisms are analyzed during the bite and excellent care is given when designing the treatment.
Analog or digital dental models are mounted on adjustable articulators where recordings of jaw movements allow the study and detailed analysis of individualized mouth kinesiology. By adjusting occlusal equilibration during prosthetic restoration ensures balance of occlusion, neuromuscular mechanisms and muscle balance, which is necessary for harmonious function. In many cases, the already existing configuration is copied on the new prosthetic work placed in the mouth, but when this creates a problem a new, more functional scheme is created. The procedure is very technical and demanding for you and the dentist.
Restoration of the entire Mouth
During this process, oral health is completely restored and with proper care and control it is maintained in the long term. When it comes to the level of specialized treatment that needs to be treated methodically and structured to give the best long-term results, many dentists often work together as a team to improve oral health.
Interest, discussion and appropriate information ensure security and safety while all the necessary steps in the process ensure oral rehabilitation follows.
Frequently asked question
What are my options for teeth with abrasions?
In general, if the teeth are quite worn (abrasions) for your age causing problems and destabilizing oral health, the solution is based on the diagnosis and treatment of the abrasions. For example, if you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease that causes tooth decay, the cause of the reflux will be investigated first and then treated before proceeding with any additional dental restorations. Dental options may be resin or porcelain veneers, mimimum preparation crowns or palatal veneers. Each treatment addresses your individual needs depending on the uniqueness of the case.