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Prosthodontics Treatment

Prosthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry dedicated to restoring and replacing missing or damaged teeth and oral structures. Prosthodontists are highly trained professionals who focus on improving patients’ oral health, function, and aesthetics through a variety of treatments, including crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implants, and cosmetic enhancements. With a commitment to personalized care and advanced techniques, prosthodontists help patients achieve healthy, confident smiles that enhance their overall quality of life.

Restoring and Replacing Teeth
Restoring and Replacing Teeth

Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that relates to rebuilding natural teeth and restoring missing teeth with prosthetic replacements.

This may involve a routine procedure such as a simple restoration (filling), making a crown (cap) for a damaged tooth or it could involve more complex procedures, such as full mouth reconstruction of extensively damaged or missing teeth with the use of Veneers, Bridges, Dentures and Dental implants.

We have extensive experience with more challenging cases such as those with significant functional or aesthetic problems which may involve major changes of the dentition. To ensure the best possible result, we work very closely with our lab technicians.

Common Prosthodontic Treatments

Composite or Tooth Coloured fillings 
Commonly known as white fillings; composite is a highly aesthetic material that is used to replace tooth tissue lost from decay or fracture. Composites are ideally suited for use at the front of the mouth and for smaller posterior restorations. They will leak over time and require replacement. They will also wear down over time under the forces of the bite.

Amalgam or Silver fillings 
Amalgam is the traditional material used to restore posterior teeth. It has excellent strength and wear resistance due to its metallic structure. Unfortunately, the major drawback of amalgam is its appearance and as a result it’s use is in decline.

Veneers are porcelain coverings that are made and cemented over visible surface of teeth to improve their appearance and function.

A bridge is a way of replacing missing teeth using adjacent teeth for support. Sometimes implants can also be used as supports for a bridge.

Dentures – Partial/Complete Dentures and Overdentures
Dentures can usually be made from acrylic with the addition of metal if extra strength is required. They are indicated when multiple teeth are missing and implants are not an option. Complete dentures are often supported by implants.

Cuspal Coverage Restorations and Crowns 
A cuspal coverage restoration is one that covers the entire biting surface of the tooth. By doing this, it protects the tooth from fracture. Heavily restored teeth are at risk of fracture because fillings weaken teeth mechanically. When teeth fracture, they may no longer be restorable. If you have a habit of clenching and grinding the teeth and have a history of fracturing teeth, it is important to consider protecting the teeth with crowns or onlays.

Dental Implant Treatment 
A Dental implant is a titanium root replacement that is carefully and gently inserted into the jaw bone and used to support an artificial tooth. When insufficient tooth remains to predictably restore a tooth, a dental implant is often a better option.  

Dental implants can also be used to support dentures. In some cases, several dental implants can be used to support a large bridge replacing all the teeth in the mouth. 

Visit our Dental Implant page for more information.

Other Restorative Treatments we provide include:

  • Bone Grafting and Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR), internal and external sinus lifts
  • Implant Restoration/ Implant supported fixed bridgework
  • Implant supported removable dentures
  • Teeth-in-a-day – dental implant treatment
  • Tooth Wear
  • Crooked maligned teeth
  • Complex Occlusion issues including Splint Therapy and TMJ disorders
  • Discoloured teeth – Including intrinsic discoloration due to Amelogenesis Imperfecta and Dentinogensis Imperfecta
  • Congenital Dental Deformities (Hypodontia -missing teeth)
  • Acquired Dental Deformities (Dental Trauma)
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation

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    The White House Dental Surgery
    2 Roding View, Buckhurst Hill,
    Essex, IG9 6AQ.
    020 8504 9393