Prosthetic Dentistry (Prosthesis Applications)
Applications made to replace missing teeth and restore both aesthetic appearance and function are called Prosthetic Dentistry. Prostheses designed for this purpose can be fixed or removable (removable).
Due to lost teeth, the person may experience problems with speech and nutrition as well as aesthetic problems; Add to this the social and psychological effects of 'toothlessness'. In such cases, the missing teeth are completed by means of the prosthesis applied, and thus both the face gains a natural and esthetic appearance and the speech and chewing functions are restored.
What are the types of prosthesis?
Fixed Prostheses: These are prostheses made on the patient's natural teeth or implants that cannot be removed by the patients.
Removable Prostheses: These are prostheses that can be removed by the patients. It is made by taking support from the existing natural teeth or crowns / bridges in the mouth. It may be more difficult to get used to than fixed prostheses. It can be removed and cleaned at any time.
Total Dentures: These are the prostheses made when there are no natural teeth left in the mouth. In these prostheses, which are also called palate prostheses, the prosthesis stays in place by clinging to the oral tissues. It can be removed and cleaned when necessary.
Crown: When there is too much material loss in the tooth for any reason, such as cavities or fractures, the filling may not be sufficient to restore this material loss. In this case, a crown (veneer) is chosen as an aesthetic and functional solution.
Implant Supported Prosthesis: First of all, instead of the extracted tooth, the implant is placed in the jawbone. Following the healing process, fixed prostheses in the form of crowns or bridges are made on the implant, and the areas of missing teeth are restored.
All-On-Four Implant Supported Prosthesis: This is a treatment method applied to patients who have lost all their teeth in the mouth. They are prostheses made by taking support from four implants placed in the lower or upper jaw with sufficient bone tissue.
After the necessary clinical and radiological (panoramic x-ray, tomography, etc.) examinations are performed, if it is decided that the intraoral tissues are suitable for this treatment, the implants are placed in the first stage and the patient is fitted with a temporary prosthesis. After three months, the patient starts to use the prosthesis continuously.
It is a very advantageous treatment method because patients who are completely toothless regain their functions such as aesthetics, speech and chewing in a very short time.
Hollywood Smile (Aesthetic Smile or Smile Design): Hollywood Smile, also called Smile Design or Aesthetic Smile, is the whole of the procedures that can be applied to anyone who is not satisfied with their smile, to evaluate the teeth, gums, lips and face of the person as a whole, to give him a more pleasant and befitting smile.