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Prosthodontics

   
   Prosthodontics is restorative treatment of oral organs including face and jawbone using different created materials. This treatment aims to restore and replace missing natural teeth, while maintaining the same functionality, comfort ability, and attractive looking of your oral cavity.

  • Denture
  • Bridge
  • Crown

   Nearly everyone has almost complete set of permanent teeth during adolescence. However, over time some teeth may be lost and no permanent teeth are left. Hence, denture is necessary for occlusion, appearance, and clear pronunciation. Besides, teeth also helps decrease or prevent deterioration of other organs related to occlusion. For example, pulling out only one tooth could make other adjacent teeth fall. It can also cause tooth gap which accumulates plaque and leads to decayed teeth. Other impact includes gingivitis (gum disease) and periodontal diseases. An opposing tooth will be deteriorated from lack of impulse from chewing. This can cause bone resorption and narrower and thinner periodontal ligament. The opposing tooth may also protrude. Later on, this protruding tooth and bone may need to be pulled or cut out afterward. For some patient whose back teeth are all pulled out, their chin will be held back causing front teeth to occlude at the end of tooth. This part can wear off. Also bottom front teeth may bite a palate or the base of upper front teeth, which causes bucktooth.

   However, wearing dentures may cause harm to the remaining teeth at an adjacent area. Food scraps might be stuck there causing tooth decay. An area covered by dentures such as a palate and edges of gum may lack of stimulation and cleanliness. This can cause inflammation, wobbly, painful, and missing natural teeth.
Dentures

   Removable Dentures
   Is for patient who still has remaining natural teeth. A partial denture can be removed and cleaned
individually.
   Case where Removable Partial Denture Is Suitable
  1. Main back teeth are missing, no support for bridges.
  2. A number of teeth are pulled out, Bridge will not be strong.
  3. Removable partial denture can be given to a patient who just has tooth extraction and the gum is not fully collapsed. Once the gum ridge is healed and collapsed completely, denture base can be reinforced. Wearing denture early helps maintaining gum ridge.
   Clasps are needed for keeping a denture in place. They may at times cause uncomfortability, plaque accumulation, inconvenience when eating, and unattractive appearance.
   Details of a process of getting removable partial denture (plastic-based)
  • Having an impression and trying-in dentures.
  • Test for occlusion and chewing ability.
  • adjustment for proper use. This process takes 2-3 appointments.
   Process and duration of getting a denture can vary across different patient depending on a number of missing natural teeth, occlusion, and a position teeth.
   Full Denture
   Cause where Full Denture Is Suitable
  1. All natural teeth are missing.
  2. Too few numbers of remaining natural teeth. Bad shape and root bone of teeth. Teeth are too wobbly to hold clasps and must all be pulled out
  3. Bad oral hygiene, lost of tooth decay. All teeth should be pulled out for full dentures.
  4. Remaining teeth have unattractive appearance, bad positions. Occlusion line protrudes or is out of gum ridge. Removable or fixed dentures will not be strong or held tightly. It will also yield unattractive appearance. All teeth should also be pulled out.
Bridges or Fixed Dentures
A dental bridge is one type of dentures, which look similar to natural teeth.  Adjacent teeth need to be field to hold the bridge.
Case where Bridge Is Suitable
  1. Gap space is 3-5 pulled- out adjacent teeth in length.
  2. A gum ridge of pulled-out front teeth is normal.
Case where Bridge Is Not Suitable
  1. Gap space is longer than 4 pulled-out adjacent teeth.
  2. Main teeth are not strong enough.
  3. No main inner teeth.


Crown

   Crown is way to restore a natural tooth of which the dentine is so damaged or decayed that no other methods such as filling, inlays, or on-lays can be applied. Crown should be undergone to keep the remaining dentine and replace the lost one. To place a crown, the tooth needs to be filed down to make room for the crown attachment.
   There are several types of Crown such as full veneer crown and partial veneer crown.
   A teeth that has previously been treated usually has little dentine and is more fragile than usual. It can be easily broken. Hence, this type of teeth should be supported by post - and - core foundation. Post-and-core foundation is specifically need for previously treated small - sized teeth such as anterior and premolar teeth. As for a wisdom tooth that has sufficient dentine, only filling before placing a crown is enough.
Operating Hours :

Open Monday – Sunday, 08.00 – 20.00 
Dental Center, 6 th  Floor at Bangpakok 9 International Hospital

For more information :

Telephone : +66 (0) 2109 9111 ext. 10950, 10653
Call Center : 1745

 

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