Dental prosthetics

Depending on the patient’s capabilities and wishes, we offer a wide range of dental prosthetics, from removable acrylic and soft-based prostheses to dental implants.

Humans have a certain number of teeth, and each tooth has a specific role to play in the dentition. The absence of teeth causes an increase in the load on the existing teeth and can also cause changes in the position of the remaining teeth in the dental arch. This in turn leads to a series of problems such as dental caries and so on. Therefore, missing teeth should be replaced to maintain the full function, optimal health and aesthetics of the dentition.

Non-removable prostheses include:

  • dental crowns;
  • dental bridges;
  • laminates;
  • dental crowns and bridges on implants.

Non-removable prostheses are generally preferred over removable prostheses because it is more aesthetic and more comfortable for the patient to use.

Deciding in favour of one or another prosthesis depends on the patient’s anatomy, needs and financial possibilities. Taking all aspects into account, the doctor and the patient decide together which solution is the best possible in the given situation.

With dentures that can be removed from the mouth, you have to be patient and take time. Eating and talking take some getting used to so that the facial muscles can adjust to the new thing in the mouth.

In the case of prostheses that cannot be removed from the mouth, you must follow the doctor’s prescriptions and, if necessary, wear a nightguard at night to protect the prosthesis.

Old-age pensioners can receive €260 compensation from the Health Insurance Fund once in three years for the money spent on prosthetics.

Depending on the material and the prosthesis, the warranty is valid from 6 months to 2 years.

1.Removable prostheses

The selection of removable oral prostheses includes prostheses on a soft base, acrylic base or metal frame (braces). We also offer removable oral prostheses attached to implants, which have the advantage of better stability and cleanability. Removable prostheses are also used as a temporary solution for various jobs.

Removable prostheses can be fitted to everyone, but it must be taken into account that in severe jaw atrophy, their stability is poorer, especially in the case of the lower jaw. The advantage of a removable oral prosthesis resting on implants over a bridge attached to implants is the possibility to remove the prosthesis from the mouth and wash it properly.

Removable prostheses must be rebased once a year. The jaw changes its shape over time and atrophies under the dentures, due to which the denture remains inaccurate (“large”). As a result, use is impaired and there is a greater risk of breakage. Removable prostheses can also break if the patient accidentally drops them on the floor, for example.

Oral prostheses must be removed from the mouth at least twice a day and thoroughly washed under running water. It would be best to wash them after every meal as well. Food gets stuck under removable dentures, and if you still have your teeth in your mouth, long-term contact with food can cause caries in them. There are also various means, such as water-soluble tablets, that help disinfect prostheses.

Old-age pensioners can receive €260 compensation from the Health Insurance Fund once in three years for the money spent on prosthetics.

Removable oral prostheses are guaranteed for 6 months.

Non-removable oral prostheses include crowns, bridges and dental implants.

Dental crowns are installed on teeth whose crown part is extensively decayed and which can no longer be restored with a filling.

A bridge prosthesis is a prosthesis replacing missing teeth, which is attached to the teeth limiting the defect. A prerequisite for placing a bridge prosthesis is healthy teeth on which to support the bridge. Only in this case will they be able to bear the function and load of both themselves and the missing teeth.

As a rule, non-removable prostheses are more comfortable to use compared to oral removable prostheses.

Depending on the material, the prostheses have a warranty of up to 2 years. The warranty does not extend to the abutment teeth of the bridge.

Old-age pensioners can receive €260 compensation from the Health Insurance Fund once in three years for the money spent on prosthetics.

A dental crown is a tooth made of porcelain, zirconia-reinforced porcelain, or metal that is used to restore a tooth when the crown portion of the tooth has undergone extensive decay.

We install all-porcelain, zirconium and metal-ceramic dental crowns, where the metal frame is covered with porcelain. On request, we also offer full casting crowns in gold or chrome-cobalt.

As a rule, all-ceramic and zirconium crowns are more aesthetic than metal-ceramic crowns. They are suitable for restoring teeth in the visible area. Their price is also slightly more expensive than, for example, a normal metal-ceramic crown. With full zirconia crowns, there is no risk of porcelain breakage due to the high strength of the material. To reduce the risk of porcelain breakage, if necessary, protective guard are made for patients, which must be kept in the mouth at night.

Metal-ceramic (MK) crowns are well suited for the restoration of posterior teeth in cases where patients do not have parafunctions (teeth grinding). The only risk with MK crowns is that the porcelain can break away from the metal over time, exposing the metal on the crown.

In order to install crowns, a sufficient amount of your own tooth tissue must be preserved. In case of an insufficient amount, it may not always be possible to install a crown.

Dental crowns are a good way to restore decayed teeth. They are easy to clean, they restore tooth function and aesthetics. On external inspection, it is generally not possible to determine whether it is your own tooth or a well-made crown.

Dental crowns can be damaged by parafunctions, i.e. excessive load. This can occur, for example, during teeth grinding.

During and after the installation of dental crowns, there may be pain, which is temporary and passes after a short time. After the procedure, it is not recommended to eat for about 1 hour.

Dental implantation is the most modern, physiological and currently the best dental prosthetics.

During the implantation procedure, a metal screw is installed in the patient’s jaw in place of the missing tooth, to which a ceramic dental crown is later attached. Either one or several crowns can be attached to the implants (a bridge prosthesis can be made that attaches to the implants) and a removable prosthesis that does not stay in the mouth can also be fixed with the help of implants.

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