Tooth crowns, bridges and prostheses – dental prosthesis means the complete or partial replacement of lost tooth substance. In our state-of-the-art practice, we have our own dental laboratory in which we manufacture made-to-measure prostheses.
Nowadays there are extensive options for tooth replacement. For this reason, we can only give you general information on the numerous forms of dental prosthesis. If you are looking for a dentist in Stuttgart (Degerloch) to perform high-quality dental prosthesis, give us a call and book a consultation. We can advise you in detail and decide together with you which type of prosthesis is best suited to your circumstances.
High-quality dental prostheses
- Crowns, bridges and prostheses
- Fixed and removable versions
- Dental implants for third teeth with a high degree of comfort and wearability
- Comprehensive advice
- Custom-made products from our in-house dental laboratory
Our in-house dental laboratory will manufacture your dental prosthesis in accordance with our detailed specifications. Our dental technicians will be in charge of every step of the process, from choosing the colour to inserting the prosthesis, and can therefore take your individual circumstances and preferences into account. Various materials such as metals and all-ceramics can be used. The decision as to which form of prosthesis to use will be taken in close consultation with you.
Prosthesis with dental crowns
For an artificial crowning, the natural tooth crown is ground down slightly all around and at the top. An impression is taken of this prepared tooth stump so that the dental technician can make an artificial crown. A crown is a good option if the destruction of the tooth by caries has led to considerable tooth loss or if accidental damage has occurred. A crown gives the tooth its shape again and provides it with sufficient stability.
Full cast crowns, veneering crowns and all-ceramic crowns
Full cast crowns are the simplest and most stable form of tooth crowning. They are often used in the invisible side-tooth area. They are made of metal such as biocompatible gold alloys or other metal alloys. Veneering crowns are covered with tooth-coloured material (ceramic or plastic) at least on the visible side of the tooth.
It is also possible to completely cover the metal core with ceramic (full veneering), which allows for superior aesthetics. For this purpose, ceramic material is fired onto a suitable metal alloy. All-ceramic crowns can reproduce natural tooth aesthetics particularly well. In our practice we mainly work with individually layered ceramic crowns.
Prosthesis with dental bridges
A bridge is a periodontally supported dental prosthesis that is attached to abutment teeth by means of fixed crowns, also known as anchors. These abutments can consist of natural teeth or dental implants. The teeth adjacent to the gap are ground and crowned so that the bridge can be fixed to them. The replaced teeth are then virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth. Even you will struggle to tell the difference.
Bridges are made after an impression is taken in our dental laboratory. With today’s options, various high-quality materials are available. It is very important that the material used is individually compatible with your body, because we want you to stay healthy and enjoy your prosthesis for a long time.
Material and aesthetics
You can choose between full cast bridges, plastic veneered bridges (fully or partially veneered), ceramic veneered bridges (fully or partially veneered) and all-ceramic bridges. The main difference lies in the aesthetics. While full-cast bridges are hardly used any more, all-ceramic bridges are becoming increasingly popular due to their superior appearance.
New materials allow the use of all-ceramics even in cases where previously ceramic veneered bridges would have been used. During your consultation, we can give you detailed advice and help you decide which type of dental bridge is best for you.
Dentures with prostheses
With modern dentistry you can have dentures that have a natural appearance and are comfortable to wear. While tooth loss requires total dentures, remaining teeth can be used to anchor partial dentures. A complete replacement of the natural tooth is referred to as a full denture.
The design of the prosthesis will be determined by the number and position of the remaining teeth, especially with regard to the options for fixing the prosthesis. The appearance, comfort and cost of the prosthesis can vary greatly from model to model. For proper planning and fitting, an individual consultation is essential.
Classic removable total prostheses are attached via a suction cup effect, which (especially in the lower jaw) is not always fully reliable. This is why, for full dentures, dental implants, which provide a much more stable hold, are now preferred.
Appointments and advice
As you can see, thanks to modern dentistry, the options for high-quality dentures are extensive. Call us on 0711 – 765 19 88 to book a consultation.