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Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is a specialty of dentistry refering to the restoration and reconstruction of teeth.  This includes crown and bridge work, implants and dentures. 

When a tooth has a large filling, or is severely damaged by decay, we may recommend the placement of a crown to restore the smile.  A crown can be a porcelain, metallic or ceramic tooth coloured sleeve that covers, or caps the tooth entirely to restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown will strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure.  Individually fabricated and contoured, the crown will fit precisely within your mouth and will be aligned correctly with opposing and neighbouring teeth.

 

A bridge is a solution to replace one or more missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth makes it easier to chew. It can improve your appearance and maintain steady placement of your remaining teeth.  An artificial tooth otherwise known as a 'pontic' sits between two bridging teeth, and serves to fill the vacant space in your smile. The bridging teeth will sit over the remaining surrounding teeth to secure the artificial tooth in place.

 

Implants can restore function and aesthetics to your smile where you have from suffered tooth loss.  Dental implants consist of a titanium rod that acts as an artificial tooth root in order to preserve jaw strength. An artificial tooth is soon attached to the abutment to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile.  Dental implants can support a number of dental prostheses including dentures to replace multiple missing teeth.       

 

With the advancement of technology and new materials today, we are able to offer more cosmetically pleasing dentures to improve the oral health and appearance of our patients.  Dentures can be composed of various materials including acrylic, metal/chrome, and a newer variation; Valplast. Inevitably everyone’s clinical needs are different, and therefore a suitable material will be recommended and our dentist will help you with these decisions. 
           

Should you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact the team at Pinnacle Dental Group at Miranda or Cronulla to arrange a consultation.

Chipped and Thin Upper Incisors

Before Space Closure

Case 1- Denture wires showing, missing teeth and stained fillings

Case 1 - Smile Before Treatment

Case 2 - Before Treatment

Case 2 - Smile Before Treatment

After Crowns

White Fillings used to close space

Case 1 - After Complex Prosthodontic treatment

Case 1 - Smile After Treatment

Case 2 - After Treatment

Case 2 - Smile After Treatment