What is Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that specializes in the restoration and aesthetic replacement of damaged or missing teeth with fixed or removable prostheses.
Prosthodontics also involves the maintenance and repair of dental prostheses, through procedures such as relining and rebasing.
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Prosthetic devices that we offer at our dental clinic in Addis Ababa :
- Dental bridges
- Dental crowns
- Complete dentures
- Partial dentures
Veneers are cosmetic dentistry dental prosthesis made of a very thin layer of dental material applied to the visible surface of the teeth.
Veneers are mainly used to restore teeth appearance and smile.
Veneers are often applied to the incisors, canines and sometimes the upper or lower premolars or both.
Learn more on our page about veneers treatment in Addis Ababa.
A bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis used to replace one or more missing teeth.
It consists of a minimum of three crowns bonded together.
One or more artificial teeth rest on the adjacent natural teeth.
The teeth or implants on either side serve as the bridge’s abutments.
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Dental crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry to cover teeth that are damaged, broken, devitalized or severely decayed and that no longer have enough healthy tooth structure to receive a new filling or support a veneer.
Crowns can be used to strengthen and beautify these teeth, especially if many of their surfaces need to be restored.
Here is our detailed page about crowns.
A complete dental prosthesis, also known as a denture, is used to replace all the teeth (14 in all) in a dental arch (upper or lower jaw).
Complete dentures are of two types : removable dentures and fixed dentures.
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Partial dentures are used to replace at least one missing tooth and up to 13 missing teeth in a jaw (upper or lower).
The missing teeth may be adjacent or not.
It is mainly used when several teeth are missing, since there are other solutions for replacing a single tooth, such as bridges and implants.
Here is our detailed page about partial dentures.
Feel free to visit our dental clinic in Addis Ababa for your denture treatment.