Dental Prostheses in the Centre of Hamburg
Missing teeth can be a huge burden on your everyday life. They affect both your private and professional life and can also pose a threat to your overall health.
What is more, losing one or more teeth might impair your ability to speak and affect your digestive system negatively. It also poses a risk to the conservation of your jaw bone: If the jaw joint suffers from an uneven chewing pressure it can take damage over time. A dental prosthesis offers a reliable solution to mitigate the consequences of missing teeth.
What Is a Dental Prosthesis?
A prosthesis is an artificial replacement for your teeth and can replace a single or several natural teeth. There are removable kinds—in fact, most of them are—and permanent or fixed dentures like dental implants, bridges and crowns.
|Dental Prosthesis:||Regular check-ups necessary|
|Necessary if:||Only a few teeth left / toothless|
|Examination:||Clinical and radiological|
|Advantages:||Restoration of aesthetics and the ability to chew|
|Duration:||Depending on case|
Advantages of the Zahnklinik ABC Bogen
Durch moderne Behandlungstechniken, neue Instrumente und Füllmaterialien, den Einsatz des Operationsmikroskops und unsere langjährige Erfahrung können wir heute Zähne erhalten, für die es früher keine Rettung gab.
Today, we can use modern treatment techniques, new equipment and new filling materials, a surgical microscope and our long-standing experience in order to conserve teeth for which there used to be no rescue. Having direct access to our own laboratory enables us to establish immediate communication between you, your doctor and the dental technician, without information being lost or time wasted. Be it the identification of the colour of your teeth, the trial-in-mouth, or whenever it is necessary for your individual treatment: Our dental technicians are on-site and receive all the required information to deliver optimal results.
Our Advantages at a Glance:
- Quality on international level in regards to aesthetics, functionality, accuracy of fit, and durability
- The material of choice is made into dental protheses with state-of-the-art CAD/CAM-technology and a maximum of precision
- In our dental laboratory, we use elaborate and individual layering techniques to make your crown resemble your natural teeth in colour, structure and shape
- Continuous intensive training of our dental technicians
- Ceramics used in our laboratory deliver in terms of brilliancy, transparency and the refraction of light and is on par with your natural teeth
Types of Dental Prostheses
Usually, a prothesis is used if a bridge doesn’t suffice to fill a bigger gap between your teeth. They are suitable for the lower and upper jaw and are a reliable way to replace missing teeth. They help restore the impaired ability to chew and speak. Another advantage is their aesthetical aspect, as they conceal missing teeth and provide a natural and appealing smile.
A partial prosthesis is used when there are natural teeth remaining that can be used to anchor the prosthesis. However, if the complete upper and/or lower jaw has become toothless, it has to be treated with a full prosthesis.
Using dentures in form of prostheses, current prosthetics have developed numerous effective methods to treat the loss of teeth of varying severity. The telescopic prosthesis, clasp prosthesis, full prosthesis and attachment prosthesis are the most widespread forms.
While your individual prosthesis is being made, a temporary prosthesis will be provided that was particularly developed for the duration of the treatment.
In the following, you can find some of the most common types prostheses:
Costs for a Dental Prosthesis
The costs for your prosthesis vary greatly depending on individual circumstances and the kind of treatment you need. However, rest assured that your treatment and health is important to us. We will inform you in detail about all the steps and costs of your therapy.
Of course, we will consult with you after your examination and after your health insurance has sent your therapeutic and cost schedule. We make time for your questions, will give you helpful advice and talk about possible alternatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Timo Adam is an experienced dental technician and happy to assist you with your questions and concerns.
Daily oral hygiene is important for everyone because it maintains the natural flora and lining in your mouth. This holds especially true for your dental prosthesis.
For that purpose, you can use a particular kind of brush that is made for prostheses. Chose a comfortable model, pay attention to the arrangement of the hairs and make sure to clean the brush of all residues and the adhesive cream. For the cleaning of the anchoring elements of a partial prosthesis we recommend a brush with long hair. A curved brush is advised for the upper und under side.
A wide brush is ideal to clean your teeth, the gaps in-between and larger areas. Special brushes for prostheses are made to fulfil all of the above-mentioned requirements.
Moreover, several times a week you should use cleaning solution. This neutralises the effects of insufficient tooth cleaning. We are happy to recommend suitable products.
Not only your natural teeth are endangered by the build-up of tartar, your denture can be affected as well. Being caused by the food you eat, the resulting soft plaque is settling on your teeth and the prothesis. If not removed sufficiently, it calcifies and hardens over time. The resulting tartar can be removed from the prosthesis in our clinic with a grinder, polisher or with ultra sound.
You can prevent tartar from building up, if you clean the metal or plastic saddle of your prosthesis on a daily basis. This is where residues of food sediment over time and can cause an inflammation. Bad breath can be another consequence of remaining sediments.
In rare cases, yeast fungus can spread. Sweet treats in particular can cause the fungus to spread. These infestations can be eliminated with special solutions and the professional cleansing of your prosthesis.
For those wearing a prosthesis, it is highly recommended to inform yourself about the care for your particular prosthesis. We are happy to give advice around the right kind of hygiene.