Healthy teeth are a sign of a person's social prosperity and an indicator of their success in life. That's why it's so important to keep your teeth healthy, see a dentist regularly, have your mouth cleaned and use only proven oral hygiene products. However, even this does not guarantee that their condition will not deteriorate by old age. Typically, by the age of 50-60, your tooth enamel will thin, leading to cavities and other dental problems that can lead to bone loss. That's when prostheses come to the rescue.
Dentures for teeth not only help you maintain a perfect smile and feel confident, but also show your status.
This article will tell you all about prostheses: the types of designs, materials of manufacture and how much does it cost to replace a tooth.
What are dentures
Dental prosthetics is the restoration of the tooth row with orthopedic constructions. It is used in cases of complete or partial absence of teeth.
The purpose of dentures is to replace lost teeth, restore damaged tissues of the tooth row, and restore all functions of the chewing organ. In general, to eliminate dental defects.
Most commonly, prostheses are performed when it is too late to apply conventional dental treatment. However, modern prosthetics is not only the use of dental structures, but also a set of therapeutic measures aimed at preventing destructive changes to the teeth that occur as a result of natural aging.
How much a denture costs depends on the type of design, the material used and other factors. Prices for dentures change rapidly, so it is better to clarify them directly in the medical institution.
Dentures: kinds and prices
There are two main types of prosthetic restorations in dentistry: permanent (fixed) and removable (removable) restorations. They differ from each other in how they are attached and held in the mouth. The former are fixed. That is, they are "glued" to the remaining teeth or implants, or "screwed" onto them. Movable dentures are those that the patient can take out of the mouth independently at any time.
Removable dentures include:
- Silicone dentures;
- Nylon dentures;
- Clasp dentures;
- Plate dentures.
Important: there are no removable dentures on implants.
Non-removable structures are:
- Crowns (made mostly of metal-ceramic, zirconia, or E-max ceramic);
- Bridges (made of metal or metal-ceramic);
- Veneers (made of porcelain or glass-ceramic)
Depending on clinical conditions (number and quality of teeth, previous root canal treatment), the patient's financial means and the desired aesthetic effect, different materials are used. For example, porcelain (which is often used for crowns) is considered the most aesthetically appealing material, but it is more expensive and can rub against other teeth during normal functioning. Also, porcelain dentures cannot be filled. For example, if the porcelain inlay breaks down. Meanwhile, removable nylon dentures are just as attractive. They are also softer and more flexible than, for example, acrylic
In general, before prosthetics it is necessary to consult with your doctor: get to know all the nuances, features and properties of prosthetic constructions.
Remember that properly fitted next generation dentures do not cause discomfort and do not feel while chewing.
To the question: "How much is a dental prosthesis?" it is impossible to give an unambiguous answer. It all depends on the fabrication material, the initial preparation of the mouth for dentures, the nuances in the fabrication and the installation method.
For example, a removable denture on implants will cost less than a fixed prosthesis. With implant prostheses, the healing process takes 3 to 6 months.
For example, а butte rfl)' denture will cost on average between 800 AED and 1400 AED. The price of Butterfly replacement for one tooth is better to be clarified by the doctor treating you in the clinic.
When to consult a doctor
It is important to note that a full restoration of the tooth row will not only improve the patient's appearance and make his smile more beautiful, but will also allow him to chew properly, which, in turn, will have a significant impact on his digestion. Prosthetic dentures also slow down negative changes in the oral cavity. For example, atrophy.
Examination and diagnosis is the foundation of any dental treatment. At this stage, the dentist should identify potential problems and tell the patient about them in order to determine what he or she wants and what he or she can do, and then select the appropriate treatment.
A dentist should be consulted in cases of partial tooth loss. Even if only one tooth is missing or has partially decayed. The dentist will then select a treatment plan, agree on all next steps with the patient and begin restoring the teeth.