Specialist Prosthodontic Treatment

Your best smile ever

Don’t let missing teeth lead to you missing out on life’s best moments. You can smile again with the help of prosthodontics! Prosthodontics may be fixed, removable or supported and retained by implants.

Prosthodontic solutions not only aim to replace missing teeth, but also realize the greater need of a complete teeth structure. Certain factors may contribute to the loss of teeth or their function.

At Micris Dental Clinic, our accomplished team of prosthodontists will take care of your specific needs, bringing back the glow in your smile and restore the full functionality of your teeth.

Designing smiles with a touch of luxury.

Start your journey to the lap of opulence in dental care!

What is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that refers to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, health and aesthetics of patients. This mainly helps patients who have missing teeth, deficient teeth, and/or compromised oral and maxillofacial tissues.

What are the different prosthodontic treatments?

  • Dental Crowns Dental crown is a ‘cap’ used to completely cover a tooth to restore its normal shape and appearance. Crowns can be made of metal, resin, porcelain or ceramic and fully encase the entire visible portion of the tooth that lies above the gum line.
  • Dental Bridges Dental bridges are recommended to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring on surrounding teeth or dental implants for support. Bridges literally bridge the gap in between teeth to help you chew on your food properly and keep your smile aesthetically in proportion with the rest of your facial features.
  • Dental Veneers Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells commonly used to cover the front sides of each tooth to improve their color or shape. These are used to improve teeth with gaps, chipped, permanently-stained, misshapen, and slightly crooked teeth to create a realistic-looking appearance that lasts long.
  • Dentures Dentures are designed as a removable fix to replace missing teeth. Created to naturally resemble your natural teeth, dentures help you eat and speak better. It also prevents the sagging of facial muscles due to missing teeth and helps improve your overall smile and appearance.
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation Patients with severe dental problems such as recurring grinding (bruxing) which results in teeth shortening, or extensive decay are candidates for a full mouth rehabilitation treatment. As the name suggests, this procedure refers to the rebuilding of all the teeth in a patients arch or mouth to restore the health, function, and aesthetics of the smile. A combination of treatments of crowns, bridges, veneers, and/or dental implants are used for a full mouth reconstruction.
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) / Temporomandibular Disease (TMD) Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ are joints and jaw muscles located on each side of your head that enable you to close and open your mouth. TMD, meantime, is a condition not a specific disease, where there is pain or difficulty in moving the TMJ. Among the symptoms include:
    • Pain on or around the ear
    • Pain when yawning or chewing
    • Tender jaw muscles
    • Clicking or popping noises when you move your jaw
    • Difficulty in opening or closing the mouth
  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Cleft lip is an inborn, genetic birth defect where facial parts that form the upper lip remain split, while cleft palate are splits that occur on the roof of the mouth or palate before a baby is born. Children with clefts have malformed and displaced teeth, often with cavities. Treatment for this condition is a combination of oral surgery, as well as dental and orthodontic treatments by your specialist prosthodontist.

Frequently Asked Questions

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating and handling various dental and facial problems which involve restoration of missing tooth and jaw structures. The term “prostho” means replacement while “dontist” means dealing with teeth.

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating and handling various dental and facial problems which involve restoration of missing tooth and jaw structures. The term “prostho” means replacement while “dontist” means dealing with teeth.

Several factors contribute to tooth loss such as injury, disease, and deterioration from grinding and clenching. In certain cases, a number of people are born without some tooth/teeth. Tooth loss impedes speech and oral functionality and causes aesthetic inconveniences. This is why it is recommended that you visit your expert prosthodontist to get the necessary treatments.

Upon your first visit to Micris Dental Clinic, your specialist prosthodontist will examine your dental condition to provide you with an initial assessment and treatment recommendations customized to your needs.

Once you decide to proceed with the treatment, your prosthodontist will require a more comprehensive oral examination which could include X-rays and impressions. Finally, you will schedule with your dentist the actual prosthodontic treatments which may require multiple sessions, depending on the severity of the case.

Dental restorations must be kept healthy and taken care like natural teeth to make it last long. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits such as regular tooth brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing. Avoid sugary food and beverages, as well as smoking. If recommended by your prosthodontist, wear a night guard to protect your restorations.

Aside from following these habits, it is best to schedule regular appointments with your prosthodontist for cleaning, adjustment, and repair/replacement of your restorations (if needed).