Dental prosthesis or dental bridges is the process of getting a lost tooth back. Clearly, the original tooth will be replaced with an artificial one. It is not needed though, that prosthesis will involve the replacement of the whole tooth. The damaged parts of the tooth are filled in.
Dental prosthesis involves having a tooth replacement for good looks. Some people have uneven teeth that may discourage their appearance. Then, the dentist will offer them a cosmetic dentistry procedure to make them look good as it suits their facial structure. This process is known as cosmetic dental prosthesis. A dental prostodontist should have a 4 years experience after their dental studies in college.
The most common cosmetic dental prosthesis is dental bridge. Artificial tooth is used in dental bridging. The qualities of an original tooth cannot be compared to an artificial one. Because they differ in hardness, a crown is usually used to support the tooth. Dentists place the artificial tooth over the area where the original tooth is broken and then they make it glued there permanently. The removal of this tooth can only be done by a dentist. The materials to be used for dental bridges are chosen by the patients. The materials like that of china ware, metallic porcelains and gold are used in making artificial teeth. The dentist will explain to you which of these materials best suit you.
In preparation for making an artificial tooth, the materials that are chosen by the patient and decided by the dentist will be used. Paying close attention in the production of the tooth and artistry is combined to create the appropriate tooth for you. An impression using an x-ray of your teeth is made by the dentist before tooth preparation and tooth implantation process are to be done. Using the impression, the tooth is then made at a dental laboratory. The last step is the implantation known as cementation. The bridge and the tooth should be at the same position, the dentist will make certain of that. The tooth will then be cemented on the right location where the original tooth has been located.