A fixed dental prosthesis, often refers to a fixed partial denture or “bridge.” It is a common method for replacing missing teeth with implants or adjacent teeth for support.
These dentures are attached to teeth or implants with special adhesives or screws and can only be removed by the dentist.
Fixed prostheses can be made of the following materials:
Ceramic crown or bridge or a bond with a metal frame
They usually use a nickel-free metal or alloy of precious metals (titanium, gold or palladium) so that the material forming the metal frame provides stability to the crown or bridge. Unfortunately, many dentists still use nickel, which has excellent mechanical properties, but cause metal allergy more frequently.)
The first dentist prepares the tooth, take an impression of it and then the dental technician creates the crown or bridge. Several layers of ceramic coating is applied to the structure of thin metal, which is melted or created with computer aided manufacturing or previously created by electrophoresis (laboratory technique in which a controlled electrical current is used to separate biomolecules under size and electrical charge through a gel matrix) is then joined to the structure at an elevated temperature.
Therefore, taking into account the individual characteristics (e.g. tooth color), a natural aesthetic effect can be achieved, making the teeth-like appearance of the patient. In addition, the original chewing function, the possibility of correct speech and facial harmony can be restored with a prosthesis.
Crowns and bridges metal free
These are made primarily of zirconium dioxide (zirconia) ceramic or compressed.
The zirconia ceramic as base material for crowns and bridges has been developed in recent years. It has numerous advantages and benefits compared to metal-ceramic prosthesis:
- It is metal-free and does not cause allergies.
- Besides its mechanical properties are better in many respects than those of metals, a prosthesis made of zirconia ceramic is completely aesthetic and tooth color.
- It is biologically neutral (bio-inert) and friendly environment. Transmits little heat and electricity, so that the dental plaque cannot accumulate on the surface.
- Is permeable to light and has excellent photodynamic properties.
- For crowns and bridges of this material, no risk of premature retraction or gingivitis.
Its disadvantage is that it is more expensive than their counterparts, however, is more modern and represents a higher aesthetic value. No risk of developing allergy to metals, or gingival margin discoloration near the edge of the metal parts.
They are also made from this material prosthesis, dental implants and stop parts (installed to support the implant restoration).
Dentures fixed price
Depending on the clinic and the type of material to use the cost of a fixed dental prosthesis can be around 7000 $. Consuta with your practice, as most of them offer customized solutions.