Loss of natural teeth and oral structures is a perpetual fear that most individuals inherently have, irrespective of whether it is due to natural aging, a congenital defect, or a traumatizing accident. At Prime Dentistry, you no longer have to worry about losing the ability to eat, chew, and smile. We offer state-of-the-art prosthodontic services for our Philadelphia residents that help restore your smile and preserve your facial profile.
What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is one of the five indispensable branches of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by means of prostheses (in this case being crowns, bridges, dentures). These can alternatively be either fixed or removable or may even be supported by special dental implants.
This area of dental practice is focused on the design, development, and fitting of artificial tissue replacements. Through prosthodontic treatment, our highly specialized dental team can seek to better restore your dental function, oral health, and dental appearance through a rigorous network of proper diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance.
What prosthodontic services do we offer?
Prosthodontics is a wide-spectrum discipline with many subspecialties. At Prime Dentistry, we offer the following prosthodontic services for our patients:
- Removable prostheses like dentures – Complete or partial
- Managing tooth wear
- Fixed prostheses such as dental crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Maxillofacial reconstruction for patients with congenital facial defects
Types of prosthodontic services provided
Prosthodontics involves a combination of treatments that have long-lasting effects on your natural dentition and smile.
- Dental implants:
This is a state-of-the-art treatment that helps replace one or more missing teeth by means of a permanent fixture in place. Implants are surgically placed below the gum line and are anchored to your jawbone. Healthy gums and sufficient bone is necessary for successful outcomes.
Atop the dental implant, prostheses like crowns, dentures, or bridges can be attached based on the patient’s particular needs. Dental implants are incredibly stable and comfortable dental appliances that have a success rate of about 98%!
- Dental crown
Another form of prosthodontic treatment is the dental crown. A dental crown covers a majority of the tooth surfaces in order to prevent further damage and is often used after root canal treatments or other kinds of gross damage.
Our dentists use newer and more natural dental materials that allow the dental crowns to appear more realistic and aesthetically pleasing. By way of specialized dental preparation, we are able to fabricate dental crowns for you that are completely discrete from your natural teeth.
- Dental bridge
A dental bridge is a type of prosthodontic service that can replace up to four adjoining teeth. It is a permanent fixture for missing or lost teeth either due to trauma or gum disease. Dental bridges are made up of individual dental crowns on either side to help anchor the row of teeth.
Not only can dental bridges correct bite, but can also help improve chewing and speech issues that typically accompany people with missing teeth. They can be color-matched to your natural teeth so that they blend well.
- Porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin dental coverings that can be placed onto the surface of your teeth to improve the look, feel, and function of your damaged teeth. Stained, decayed, or chipped teeth can be masked efficiently with the help of dental veneers.
Dentures are created from the negative imprints of your oral structures to help replace missing teeth. Either partial or full, dentures can be used to effectively aid in eating and talking and can be of special help to individuals who have been edentulous for a while.
Who needs a Prosthodontist?
If you have been considering consulting a Prosthodontist but are not sure if they are the right dental professionals to address your dental or facial deformities, here are some things to look out for. Our dentist at Prime Dentistry in the heart of North-East Philadelphia are specialized to consult patients with issues such as:
- Cosmetic dental concerns
- Dental implantation
- Complete and removable partial dentures
- Complex care management
- Replacement of missing or damaged teeth
- Complete mouth rehabilitation in cases of gross dental decay
- Geriatric patients with special needs
- Anti-snoring devices
- Children born with missing teeth or cleft palates
- Patients suffering from temporomandibular joint syndrome/disorder (TMD)
- Traumatic facial injuries that affect the mouth or jaw
You should consider visiting with our highly trained dentist to learn all about the available restoration options and prosthodontic services we offer at Prime Dentistry. If you’re in and around North-east Philadelphia, this is a brilliant opportunity to take your smile to the next level, all with the brilliant field of prosthodontics.