• Missing tooth/teeth are replaced either by – Porcelain bridge – Partial denture – Full denture – Dental implants
• Replace one or more teeth• The adjacent teeth are grinded• Impressions for mouth are taken to record the jaws• Bridge is fabricated in the dental laboratory• The bridge is inserted in the mouth.
• Bridge can be made from full porcelain or porcelain with metal framework.• The first type is used in the anterior area because of its high esthetic profile.• The later type is always used in the posterior area of the jaws to replace molar teeth so it can resist the force of chewing.
• Replace one or more teeth• The implant is inserted in the first stage after sepecial clinical and radiographic examinations• The waiting period ranges from 2-6 months• Crown is fabricated in the dental lab then inserted in the mouth• Please refer to the implant section for more information
• Patient who has lost all his teeth can benefit from the full denture.• Full denture can be made from acrylic material (plastic) or metal.• This procedure requires multiple sessions in the dental office.• Denture can be made immediately following teeth extraction or later.
• Patient who has lost one or more teeth can benefit from partial denture.• Partial denture is similar to full denture in that it requires multiple sessions and can be made from acrylic material or metal.• As full denture, partial denture can be fabricated immediately following tooth extraction or later.
• The clinical condition is the key factor in determining the type of restoration that the patient needs.• It is the responsibility of the dentist to inform the patient about his dental condition and the treatment options available.• A panoramic dental X-ary is always required to confirm the diagnosis.
• Replacing missing teeth is always a challenge. The dentist uses all the information available to reach the best treatment option. There are several factors that contribute to the success of the replacement procedure (patient, laboratory, dentist..). A realistic expectation of the patient is mandatory for the success of the procedure.