The prosthesis is the dental material that is placed instead of missing teeth. It can be a partial or removable one.
The purpose is to gain esthetics, function & fonation that is lost due to the loss of the teeth. By this treatment, the individual can come over psychological problems that may occur during the edentulous (having no teeth) period as well. At the end, the quality of life goes high.
Zirconium and laminate veneers are a fantastic way to fix the front teeth.
You can whiten your teeth, close spaces, and have a great smile. Veneers are indicated for spaces between the teeth (diastemas) – Broken or chipped teeth -mUnsightly, stained or washed out fillings – Permanently stained or discolored teeth – Mis-shapen or crooked teeth.
Do wisdom teeth have to be pulled out?
Wisdom teeth are quite safe in the mouth if they are healthy, fully grown, are positioned in the correct place so that they bite properly with the opposite teeth and are easily accessible for cleaning.
It might be necessary to remove a wisdom tooth if:
• it has only partially emerged through the gums, thus increasing the chance of developing a bacterial infection.
• the wisdom tooth has grown crooked and therefore may damage surrounding teeth.
• a sac or cyst filled with fluid has developed around an unerupted wisdom tooth, which could cause damage to bone or tissue in the same area.
Jaw Joint Disorders
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can be seen at every age. It may cause some severe pain and/or clicking sound during opening of the jaw and chewing. Patients often complain about pain around the jaw joint that goes up to the skull. It may get worse during night due to the clenching of the teeth which is called bruxism.
The correct address for TMJ problems is your dentist. In the need of treatment, dental professionals may apply some removable apparatus to use during sleep and prescribe pain killers or muscle relaxants.
Tooth loss may lead to the malposition of the teeth and following problems in jaw relations. Especially when the posterior teeth are lost, the distance between upper and lower jaws gets shorter and the damage on the temporomandibular joint occurs.
The early tooth contacts can also cause jaw problems due to the heavy occlusal forces.
- Unilateral chewing
– Trauma on the temporomandibular joint
– Systemic diseases are the other factors that may cause jaw diseases