Dental caries treatment is one of the most common procedures in a dental clinic. When tooth decay is still only in the surface layers, it appears as a white spot on the tooth which may darken later. If it is not treated soon enough it progresses deeper into the tooth.
Our goal is an early diagnosis of caries, which we can do with the so-called Bitewing imagery, where we can locate even the hidden interdental caries. Treatment of dental caries takes place under magnification (oral microscope / magnifying glasses) and with the help of modern materials, which allows us to keep as many undamaged tissues from the tooth as possible. Our goal is to keep the tooth alive so that the caries does not get into the deeper parts of the tooth, i.e. into the marrow where the blood vessels and nerves are. However, if the caries reaches the dental pulp, we must proceed to do an endodontic treatment of the tooth. Prevention is quite simple – proper hygiene, nutrition and regular preventive check-ups at the dentist and dental hygienist.
The photos show the damaged enamel due to caries, subsequent removal of the amalgam filling and making of a white filling.
The photos show treated primary caries on the chewing surface of the tooth. Using the imprint of the natural shape of the tooth surface, a white filling was made without the need for moulding.
Prosthetic dentistry is a part of dentistry that deals with the replacement of a missing tooth or teeth, or parts of a tooth.
In case of extensive damage to the tooth, the tooth is treated but not much remains from the original tissues. Therefore, the tooth must be protected from cracking or breaking.
There are several types of tooth replacement in prosthetic dentistry:
1. Inaly/onlay/overlay – is a tooth replacement where only the damaged or weakened part is replaced. The tooth is ground down and the main parts of the chewing gum that we bite into are replaced. With the help of technology we can produce such a replacement in one piece – this increases the strength of the tooth.
2. Crown – This is the most common prosthetic treatment.
The crown is applied after endodontics – treatment of the root canals; these teeth are strong but not nourished, therefore more fragile. There is a risk of breaking a part of the tooth, in which case the tooth that cannot be replaced and must be pulled out. We are, nevertheless, trying to prevent it. When treating a tooth with a crown, the tooth is ground down to a stump and a crown is then placed on this stump. It is made in a special device using a 3D scan without the need for an unpleasant imprint.
Different materials are used for the crowns. The most commonly used is ZIRCON with ceramics applied on top of it; dental technicians always strive to create the most natural look of the tooth. E-max material is also often used. This material is used to make the all-ceramic crowns. It provides a more aesthetic form, thanks to which the crowns have the most natural appearance.
3. Temporary crowns – you will not leave our clinic without a replacement placed on the prepared ground tooth. We will always provide you with a temporary replacement that will work normally until our dental technicians prepare the final tooth.
4. Facets – small, tiny imperfections of teeth, especially the front teeth, whether in colour, shape or size can be solved by facets. A facet is a very thin piece that is fixed to the tooth. Such a tooth is ground down only minimally and gently in order to preserve as much of the tooth’s own tissues as possible.
5. Bridge– is a prosthetic solution applied in cases when one or more teeth are missing. It connects the gap between at least two teeth. The teeth next to the gap must be ground down (just like with the crowns) and then a bridge is placed on the ground teeth to fill in the gap.
6. Dentures– most people frown when they hear of dentures. However, there is nothing to fear. Modern dentures – the so-called Deflex dentures – are made of plastic. Their task is to replace the missing teeth as best they can, and they do not even lag behind in terms of the comfort of wearing and aesthetics. Deflex dentures no longer have metal hooks; everything is in one piece and matching the colour of the gums so that the dentures are as least visible as possible.
Dental treatment on the spot – in some cases our modern equipment and technology are already so advanced that we can grind your teeth and even put on a finished replacement during one visit.
The photos show 4 dental crowns made on the spot in our laboratory which we applied immediately the same day.
The photos show the making of a new smile using dental crowns.