Missing teeth, caused by various kinds of diseases, unfortunate accidents or inappropriate lifestyle, are a major medical and image problem. A gap in the dental curve may cause a uncontrolled move of the remaining teeth, which, in turn, may result in the formation of the defect of occlusion, sunken cheeks, and also incorrect food disintegration and pronunciation problems. The lack of the teeth, therefore, should be completed as soon as they occur. Owing to contemporarily-available, and applied in Tymodental, innovative dental techniques, it is possible to make your smile beautiful again, and restore your joy of life easily and shortly.
Modern dental prosthetics makes it possible to reconstruct the initial state of occlusion a substantial damage to the own teeth, or their complete loss. To substitute for missing teeth, we apply prosthetic completion:
- permanent – cemented in the mouth cavity permanently and impossible to be removed;
- removable – removed from the mouth;
- combined – removable prostheses combined with permanent with the application of valves, snaps, bolts, or telescopic crowns.
The final variant of prosthetic completion is, in each case, customised with the needs and the state of occlusion, and also the clinical situation of a Patient, in mind.
Attempting to treat the problems of our Patients comprehensively, we apply several kinds of prostheses.
For those without several teeth (in the case of the total loss of the teeth as well, we broadly apply complete prostheses).
We offer Patients with such a problem restoring their chewing capacity together with the appeal of natural teeth. We also take care that damage to the tissues, on which the prosthesis is based, is prevented.
Nylon prosthesis is recommended in the case of the partial loss of teeth, losing a single tooth, or several of them. To use the prostheses of this type, a Patient must have at least one own tooth.
Nylon prostheses are state-of-the-art achievement of prosthetics, and a perfect alternative to other methods of completion. Owing to the application of a high-class thermoplastic materials, a nylon prosthesis is extremely thin, light, small (not disturbing, providing a high comfort of use), flexible (it sticks better, is highly resistant to breaking and damage), and friendly to people with allergies. It causes discomfort less frequently than any other, owing to which it significantly reduces the time needed to become accustomed to prostheses, and makes it possible to enjoy a magnificent smile in each situation.
Choosing a nylon prosthesis, one should bear in mind it is susceptible to discolouration and absorbing smells, and, what follows, that it is necessary to maintain the appropriate hygiene both of the mouth cavity and the prosthesis itself.
Such a prosthesis is recommended in the case of the partial loss of teeth, losing a single tooth, or several of them, which cannot be completed with the application of another method, e.g. bridges. The prostheses of this type will also be appropriate for people suffering from paradontosis.
Skeletal prostheses have a maximally-reduced subpalatal plate, owing to which they do not require much space in the mouth cavity, protect other teeth against mechanical damage, are comfortable, and seldom cause the feeling that there is a foreign body in the mouth cavity, therefore, a Patient becomes accustomed to them soon. A metal reconstruction of a nickel alloy and clamps, fixing the prosthesis, snaps or valves make this prosthesis at the same time: thin, durable, stable and resistant to unwanted relocation and falling out.
Acetal prosthesis is recommended in the case of partial or complete loss of teeth, and also allergy to metals and paradontosis, all of which exclude the application of another method of prosthetic completion, e.g. the skeletal one.
Applying an elastic material (acetal) means that acetal prostheses are exceptionally resistant in terms of mechanical damage, possible to be regulated in terms of flexibility degree, very stable, as well as resistant to deformations, cracking and breaking. Unlike skeletal prostheses, they do not cause a metalic taste in the mouth, or allergic reactions. Acetal prostheses are light, thin and small, owing to which they do not require much space in the mouth, and also provide comfort and the ease of use, making it possible to quickly adapt to prostheses. Appealing clamps and protruding parts protect the enamel of the own teeth of a Patient, do not press the gums and slow down the atrophy of the alveolar process. The features of the prostheses of this type are, moreover, a low thermal conductivity, therefore, while consuming hot drinks and meals, no feeling of burning the palate is experienced. Lack of visible construction elements makes them even more appealing, restoring a beautiful smile and self-confidence of a Patient.
Acrylic (acrylated) Prostheses
It is recommended to apply acrylic prostheses in the case of a large number of teeth, or all of them, have been lost.
It is also possible to successfully apply an acrylic microprosthesis to substitute for a single missing tooth.
Acrylic prostheses is the most economical method of using a prostethic device, and, ipso facto, they are not perfect. Acrylated prostheses are so-called descending prostheses ones, in which artificial teeth may, with time, move down and become visually smaller than the own teeth (it is necessary is make a new prosthesis every few years). An acrylic plate, covering the whole palate, may weaken gustatory sensations and cause discomfort. In the case of some Patients, there are also allergic reactions, the inflammation of the gums, the denundation of the dental necks and relatively rapid atrophy of the alveolar processes (caused by non-physiological transmission of occlusive forces). It is, however, worth knowing that the above-mentioned defects and unwanted symptoms do not always occur – a well-made and perfectly adjusted acrylic prosthesis is an economical solution, which makes it possible to achieve the expected effect in terms of aesthetics while substituting for the partial, or complete, lack of teeth.
Highest standard of quality
The prostheses of teeth for the Patients of Tymodental Lublin are made in the TYMO-LABOR prosthetic laboratory. High-class materials and experience in applying dental techniques make it possible for us to prepare a prosthesis perfectly adjusted to the occlusion and to the remaining teeth. In some situations, we invite a Patient to a laboratory for a customised prosthesis painting, making it possible to achieve subtle discolouration, on ceramic which will make it even more similar to the adjacent own teeth..
How to become accustomed to a tooth prosthesis?
Owing to the development of dental techniques, modern prostheses are durable, appealing and comfortable in use. Yet, the first prosthesis in one's life, particularly a removable and combined one, may be difficult to accept.
The initial, adaptational phase of applying prostheses in the case of some people involves the feeling that there is a foreign body in the mouth cavity, pressure, vomiting, increased salivation, unclear speech, problems with biting off and chewing food, and also change in gustatory sensations. These unpleasant troubles and discomfort cease after approximately 2–6 weeks, and all it takes is a positive attitude, a calm approach and applying several battle-tested methods, which will facilitate and accelerate the process of becoming accustomed to prostheses.
It is recommended that a Patient:
- uses prostheses daily – if it is only applied from time to time, we will not become accustomed to it, and, moreover, there will be a risk that some time the prosthesis will no longer fit the dental curve, and it will be necessary to make a new one;
- adds soft and comminuted food to their diet, while avoiding the hard one (e.g. nuts, raw carrot), eating small bites and chewing on both sides, which will cause an even speed of occlusive forces, accelerate setting of the prosthesis in the mouth cavity and mean that it will soon cease to be a problem;
- sucks a mint candy, and also washing the mouth cavity and the throat with cold water before using a prosthesis in the case of a strong vomiting reflex (if it does not help, it is necessary to visit a dentist to have the prosthesis adjusted);
- articulates words slowly and clearly in the course of conversation, reading aloud;
- performs simple exercises to develop the flexibility of the muscles of the tongue and cheeks;
- applies anti-inflammatory mouthwashes in the mouth cavity, and cleans a prosthesis daily;
- regular sees a doctor for check up visits: the first, organised to make adjustments (if needed), is to take place 24–48 hours since receiving a prosthesis, and the next one after approximately 1–2 weeks; afterwards, preventive visits once a year or any time if needed are recommended;
- purchases of a good quality glue for prostheses – choosing an appropriate, battle-tested formula provides a lot of advantages: the prosthesis will stick well, will not relocate, nor will small pieces of food reach the space under it, owing to which speaking and eating will become much easier.
In the case of strong pain and pinching sensation, do not force yourself to use a prosthesis because it may injure the gums. In that case, a check up visit is recommended a prosthesis should be put on 1–2 hours before to make it possible for a physician to ascertain in detail where the pinching sensation is felt and how it should be adjusted to fit the occlusion better.
Under no circumstances may a prosthesis be fixed on your own by means of using a glue, affixing teeth, which fell out, or bend clamps, saw prostheses or teeth in them! If a prosthesis is broken, chipped or not perfectly adjusted to the occlusion, it is necessary to see a dentist.