prosthetic

Crowns and Bridges

Many a times you must have heard that a part of the tooth was broken while eating food. If just a small fragment, then filling is what you require and if a big part is lost then you must go for a crown. A crown is a full coverage restoration of a tooth that provides structural durability and at the same time restores the function of the tooth.

A crown is also mandatory if any of your tooth has undergone a root canal treatment. The tooth becomes a little brittle after RCT. Placing a crown increases its life many times.

Sometimes there may be gaps between the teeth which are otherwise smaller in size. These are again good candidates for crowns.

You may have lost tooth because of decay or an accident. This missing tooth can change your smile, facial profile and generate undue stresses on remaining teeth while eating. The missing tooth can be replaced with a bridge. It is an artificial tooth connected between two crowns that are permanently cemented on the adjacent teeth.

Dr Gupta’s clinic provides you with a wide range of crowns That suit your treatment plan as well as your pockets. There are full metal crowns ( used in very specific cases nowadays), porcelain with a metal backing to give both strength and esthetics to your tooth, and finally all- ceramic crowns with unsurpassable esthetics and good strength- suited for both front and back teeth.

Dentures

Most common cause for loosing a tooth is either a gum disease or a severe tooth decay. Dentures refers to false teeth. These are artificial replacements of missing teeth that can be taken out and put back in your mouth. They are made of a flesh colored acrylic base that fits over the gums. They can be made for both the upper as well as lower jaw. They can be used to replace a single tooth, few teeth or all the teeth.

Dentures improve the chewing ability and also provide support to the lips and Cheeks. They can be used to correct the closed jaw appearance due to missing teeth. They help in improving the pronunciation of certain words spoken with the association of front teeth. No doubt, they enhance the self esteem of the patient.

Flexible Dentures

These are innovative, light weight removable dentures with adequate strength. Their flexibility allows them to adapt continuously to the constant movements in the mouth. They require non-invasive procedures. They require no adhesives, will adjust to irregularities in your mouth, and stay in place even under harsh chewing Conditions. They are very durable under normal conditions of usage and are cosmetically pleasing, too.

Tissue Conditioning and Relining

Sometimes if your dentures are old and ill fitting, your mouth and gums below the dentures can become damaged and traumatized. Your tissues may be swollen and inflamed. They can also look less natural, damaging your confidence and your self- esteem.

Complete or partial denture bases are made of hard acrylic-plastic-resin. The bone and soft tissues underneath a denture respond to the pressure of use by resorbing. These hard denture materials retain their relative shape over time, but the underlying tissues do not. These dentures rest on the soft tissue which over time will eventually change (both the soft external tissue and bone underneath.

Tissue conditioning involves adding a soft lining material to the fitting surface of your existing dentures to facilitate healing and to allow you to continue to wear your dentures whilst the healing process takes place.