Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the dental specialty of restoring a patient’s oral functioning and rebuilding a patient’s smile through the use of bridgework, dentures, and crowns.

 Complete/partial dentures

If you’ve lost all or one or two of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, a complete or partial denture can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. A denture also will help you to eat and speak, things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Partial dentures are used for people with several teeth missing, while complete dentures are used when people have lost all their upper or lower teeth. 5-7 visits are required for their fabrication and several visits to make adjustments may be necessary.

Complete dentures fabricated from biocompatible material only done at ASG.  

Complete dentures at asg are fabricated from biocompatible materials as it is an ethical requirement. Supreme clear, mp super clear non chemo plastic substances. They are thermoplastic substances that are shaped purely thermally in an injection molding machine at a certain temperature 245 °c. No chemical hardening and no polymerization occurs, rendering the use of   catalysts unnecessary.
A world class complete denture that mimics the natural teeth and gums.


Valplast flexible partial dentures

Valplast is the flexibly solution to missing teeth, its flexibility combined with strength and lightweight provides both comfort and great looks.

What is Valplast?

Valplast is a flexible denture base resin, which is ideal for partial dentures as it is unbreakable in normal use. The resin is a biocompatible nylon thermoplastic with unique physical and esthetic properties. Valplast allows a patient’s natural tissue tone to appear through the material, making it virtually invisible in the mouth.
Valplast provides a fully functional, yet aesthetically superior partial denture. The practical invisibility of valplast makes it ideal for individuals who have missing teeth and prefer not to have a fixed dental bridge or dental implant. Compared to traditional metal partial dentures, valplast offers better aesthetics, comfort and durability. Patients who have previously worn cast frame partial dentures say that valplast flexible partial dentures feel more natural and comfortable in the mouth, due to its thinness and lightweight, plus gives them more confidence when eating and smiling because of the excellent retention and aesthetics.

ADVANTAGES OF A FLEXIBLE DENTURE

* Generally affordable 
* Virtually invisible in mouth
* Comfortable & lightweight
* Unbreakable
* Non-Invasive
* Typically long lasting and Non-allergenic

 

Dental Crowns

Crowns, also known as caps, restore damaged teeth and mimics the shape, size and color of the surrounding teeth. Crowns are indicated for cracked teeth and teeth with deep cavities; to protect teeth that have been filled by root-canal treatment; to provide extra support for bridges; and to cover poorly shaped or discolored teeth. Crowns may be made of metal, porcelain, or newer restorative materials like metal free ceramics.

  • The teeth to be crowned are prepared which involves reduction of the tooth size (usually under local anaesthesia ) followed by an impression or mould of the prepared tooth.
  • This trimming of the tooth is required to create space for the crown to be fitted. The mould taken is then sent to a laboratory where skilled technicians  will fabricate the crown. In the meanwhile, a temporary crown is made and fitted onto the trimmed tooth.

 Dental Bridge

A bridge stabilizes the bite of a patient who is missing one or more teeth. Bridges prevent the surrounding teeth from moving or shifting in the   mouth. A missing tooth that is not replaced may cause surrounding teeth to become unstable and require removal, compromising oral health or change the shape of the face and diminish the beauty of a smile.Unlike partial dentures, bridges are permanent; patients need not remove them. The missing tooth is replaced with an artificial tooth connected between two crowns (caps), which are permanently cemented or bonded on the adjacent teeth.

 Bridges can be used to replace a small number of missing teeth if the neighboring teeth are sufficiently strong. The number of missing teeth, condition of the neighboring teeth, condition of the supporting gums and bone are all important factors which need to be assessed prior to making a bridge.

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded onto the front surface of a tooth so to improve its cosmetic appearance.

  

  COMPONEER (porcelain veneer) :
  a product of COLTENE WHALEDENT

 

 
Also, there are no food restrictions – once they are cemented you can eat normally (apples, corn on the cob, etc.) – porcelain simply covers the imperfections in your own smile!