Aesthetic Fixed And Removable Denture Applications
In removable dentures, prostheses with sensitive holding sections may be applied instead of metal clamps that fit on the teeth and are aestheti- cally disadvantageous.
Missing teeth are completed by placing titanium-based artificial roots in the jawbones of patients, who have lost their natural teeth due to various reasons such as trauma, gum disease and decay, and placing fixed or removable dentures on them. In order to replace a tooth lost in a bridge prosthesis prepared by conventional methods, two or more teeth must be abraded.
In dentures on implants, restorations are achieved by obtaining support from the implants placed directly on the region where teeth are missing. While completing the missing teeth, the neighboring healthy teeth and jaw bone are also preserved. The implant replaces the actual tooth to form a natural structure.
The patient, who is planned to undergo an implant treatment, is subjected to clinical and radiographic examinations. As a result of these investi- gations, the type, diameter and length of the implant to be applied, and then the type of the prosthesis is decided. The process of the fusion of the implants to the bone varies from person to person or according to the area to which they are applied. This period is referred to as the recovery pe- riod. After the recovery period is completed, the prosthesis phase is started, and the planned fixed or removable denture is fitted on the patient.
Pediatric Dentistry” (Pedodontics)
Pedodontics or Pediatric Dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diseases and treatment of the milk and young per- manent teeth in children until permanent dentition is completed. Applications protecting against caries, the restorative and canal treatment of caries on milk and permanent teeth, preventive met- hods against periodontal diseases and early treatment of malocc- lusion (protective orthodontics) are some of the areas of focus. When caries occur, the cause should be determined and the health of the child’s other teeth should be protected. Fluorine application and fissure sealants ensure that the teeth are more resistant to caries. Children should be taken to the dentist from a very young age to introduce the child to this environment in order to help them overcome their fear, and parents should learn what they should do to keep their children’s dental health at the highest level.
This is the field of specialisation that aims at preventing the occurrence of disorders involving the tooth-jaw-face region, and stopping and trea- ting the progress of existing disorders. Orthodontic treatment can be applied to individuals of all ages with healthy teeth and gums.
Although orthodontic treatments are often thought to be for aesthetic purposes, they actually serve many goals:
* The correction of crookedness decreases the potential for caries.
* Gum disease is prevented and treated by restoring teeth.
* Problems related to chewing may be solved.
* Joint problems are prevented and complaints are treated.
* Tooth disorders that can lead to speech disorder are eliminated.
Sometimes, orthodontic treatment can be used as preparation for dentures for the purpose of making better dentures.
Dental Treatment Under General Anesthesia
This includes dental treatments performed in operating theatres after the patient is rendered unconscious and unable to feel pain by general anesthesia specialists. When the planned treatments are completed, the administration of the drug is discontinued and the patient starts to wake up.