Prosthodontics at Acme Hospital
At Acme Hospital, we are passionate about restoring and enhancing your smile with the highest quality of dental prosthetics. Whether you need to replace missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, or improve the appearance of your smile, we have the expertise and the technology to help you achieve your goals.
Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses, which are artificial devices that replace or supplement natural teeth and oral tissues. A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed three to four years of additional training after dental school in the design, fabrication, and fitting of dental prostheses.
Some of the common prosthodontic treatments we offer at Acme Hospital include:
- Crowns and bridges: These are fixed prostheses that cover or replace one or more teeth. They are cemented to the natural teeth or implants and can restore the shape, size, strength, and function of the teeth.
- Dentures: These are removable prostheses that replace some or all of the teeth in a jaw. They are made of acrylic or metal and can be supported by the gums, natural teeth, or implants. They can improve chewing, speaking, and facial appearance.
- Implants: These are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. They are made of titanium or ceramic and can provide a stable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
- Veneers: These are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to improve their color, shape, size, or alignment. They can correct various cosmetic issues, such as stains, chips, cracks, gaps, or crookedness.
- Inlays and onlays: These are indirect fillings that are made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin and are used to repair teeth that have mild to moderate decay or damage. They are custom-made in a laboratory and then cemented to the teeth.
- Full mouth reconstruction: This is a comprehensive treatment plan that involves multiple prosthodontic procedures to restore the function and aesthetics of the entire mouth. It may also involve other dental specialties, such as orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, or oral surgery.