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The Removable Dental Prosthesis

Better known under the name of “ dentures ”, the removable dental prosthesis is a device whose purpose is to replace one or more missing natural teeth. The term “removable” means that the prosthesis can be removed from the mouth for sleeping or for daily maintenance. 

We speak of a complete dental prosthesis or complete removable dental prosthesis when it replaces all the teeth of the upper jaw (upper removable dental prosthesis) or lower. 

A complete dental prosthesis or partial removable dental prosthesis is made from a dental impression made on the patient. It is most often made in pink acrylic resin to mimic the gums . A metal structure with hooks keeps the partial denture firmly in place in the mouth. In certain cases, the hooks can be advantageously replaced by invisible anchoring systems (press stud, slides, etc.). 

Fixed dental prosthesis 

A fixed dental prosthesis is, as the name suggests, a device that cannot be removed other than by a dentist. Among the fixed prostheses we can distinguish:

The dental crown : Which is a ceramic, composite resin or metal restoration, reproducing the initial and damaged tooth. The crown will completely cover the damaged tooth which is most often devitalized . The tooth will be reduced by grinding in order to create sufficient space to insert the crown. The latter will then be sealed or glued. 

 The dental implant : Is an artificial root made most often in titanium, which is fixed in the jawbone and which will be connected after osseointegration to a dental prosthesis. This top performing prosthetic device offers unmatched comfort and durability. An acrylic tooth is then implanted directly into the jawbone or mandible where an anchor called “ inlay-core ” has been inserted beforehand . This anchoring can thus receive the dental prosthesis which will be screwed inside. Permanently implanted in the jawbone, the anchor acts like a natural tooth root. 

 The dental bridge (from the English “bridge”): a fixed dental prosthesis forming a bridge between two teeth (or several teeth). It consists of one or more teeth connected to “pillar” teeth on either side of the edentulous space. The bridge makes it possible to replace one missing tooth, or even two , by resting on the adjacent teeth. 

 The onlay : it aims to restore the damaged part of a tooth. It can be made of metal, resin or ceramic. It is fixed by gluing and keeps the root alive , without having to use a dental crown. 

 Dental veneers : thin porcelain flakes used mainly on anterior teeth for aesthetic purposes, covering only the visible outer surface of the tooth when the patient smiles. 

Each dental prosthesis has advantages and limitations. The degree of technicality and the work involved in the installation often determine the price of these prosthetic reconstructions. 

For more information on the different solutions and dental prostheses, do not hesitate to contact your dental practitioner. If you wish to initiate procedures for the fitting of dental prostheses, make an appointment directly in one of our many dental centers. 

Dental Veneers: Installation And Price

What is a dental veneer? 

Dental veneers are extremely thin mini shells (0.6 to 0.7 mm thick), which the dentist sticks to the visible part of one or more teeth to improve their appearance, like false nails . Dental veneers are made to measure in order to perfectly adapt to the teeth and are an alternative to dental crowns . Easy to install, they also offer a very natural result that lasts over time.

Dental veneer before / after: What are the advantages? 

Facets are widely used for: 

  •  Correct the shape of the teeth
  •  Correct tooth alignment
  •  Improve the color of the teeth

Thanks to this process, it becomes very easy to hide defects. Dental veneers are obviously intended for visible front teeth. No need therefore to consider them for molars! 

What type of dental veneers to choose? 

Ceramic veneers : The ceramic veneer is the most commonly used. Ceramic is a material that is perfectly compatible with living tissue, the mechanical and optical properties of which are similar to those of natural teeth.

Composite veneers : Composite veneers

, a kind of resin, are less used because they offer a less aesthetic rendering and are less solid in use. 

Porcelain veneers : 

There are also porcelain veneers. These are 0.2mm thick mini shells that can be fitted very simply without prior cutting of the teeth. However, there is a lack of nuances and luminosity with a less aesthetic result than the ceramic veneer. Porcelain veneers are contraindicated in the case of teeth tilted forward or prominent because of the risk of “over volume”. 

Placement of dental veneers: How are they put in place? 

You should plan about two or three sessions of one hour each . 

The first is intended to establish an aesthetic project which will have to meet the wishes of the patient. During the second session, the practitioner cuts the teeth then takes an impression of the preparations and places  temporary veneers.  During the third session, he proceeds to the installation of the final veneers . It takes about 45 minutes to bond a dental veneer .  

Dental veneer price 

At Dentego, the price of an emax dental veneer  is € 400. The price of dental veneers can of course vary depending on the reputation of the dentist and the region where he practices. 

The installation of veneers is an innovative solution much cheaper than that of dental prostheses . The price is up to half the price and the results are often startling.

Dental veneers represent an effective and economical alternative to dental prostheses, an easy solution , painless , very quick to implement and above all with spectacular results. If you don’t like your smile or the color of your teeth , dental veneers are definitely for you! 

Devitalize A Tooth :

What is tooth devitalization?

Focus on dental devitalization :

Devitalization is an intervention that takes place under local anesthesia to allow the patient to feel no pain.

Despite all the precautions that we can take in terms of hygiene and diet, we can develop cavities. Left untreated, decay can irreversibly reach the pulp. The only solution to calm the pain is tooth root canalization in order to allow the patient to chew normally and also to find a good speech.

The principle of dental devitalization

Still called root canal treatment or root canal treatment , devitalization is the act of removing pulp tissue from the root of a tooth. In other words, the dentist deprives the tooth of all the blood vessels and nerves which are at the origin of the sensitivity and above all, the pain felt.

The specifics of dental devitalization

It can be performed on all teeth. On the other hand, it is very rare that it is performed on a wisdom tooth. The latter are most often extracted when they are affected by decay or infection. After the operation, dentists generally recommend a dental crown , because the devitalized tooth becomes brittle and is at risk of breaking. The fitting of the crown makes it possible to avoid this type of situation.

Why devitalize a tooth?

In most cases, a tooth is devitalized when a cavity has not been treated for a long time and has become deep . It first attacks the tooth enamel and then spreads to the pulp. At this point, if left unchecked, the infection can spread to the bloodstream and cause much more serious health problems.

Devitalizing a tooth may also be necessary in the event of significant trauma such as a fall or a set of mini-shocks . These traumas cause a root fracture or inflammation of the pulp, which increases the risk of bacterial infection. The tooth must therefore be devitalized as quickly as possible.

Devitalize a tooth: the price

The price of devitalization depends on the tooth concerned:

for devitalization of a molar , it is necessary to envisage approximately 80 €

for the devitalization of a canine or an incisor , it is necessary to envisage approximately 30 €

for the d avoidance of a premolar , it is necessary to envisage approximately 50 €

If the dentist recommends the fitting of a crown, it is necessary to envisage approximately 650 € more. In some exceptional cases, we can call on a specialist ( endodontist ), but then we must be well informed because the latter will exceed the fees.

In short, devitalization is a dental treatment that makes it possible to limit the appearance of an infection or to reduce the damage of a trauma. The devitalization of a molar is the most expensive procedure for this type of care.

Stomatologist: What Is It In Byte Vs Braces?

Stomatologist: when and why to consult him?

What is stomatology? What is a stomatologist? A look back at a demanding profession and a highly fascinating specialty where science and aesthetics mingle.

Stomatologist definition

The stomatologist (sometimes written stomatologist) is a professional who specializes in the care of the mouth , jaw and face. Both medical doctor and surgeon, the stomatologist intervenes:

Before an act of stomatologic surgery to establish with precision the acts that he will have to perform

During the surgical act to perform different types of intervention such as the extraction of wisdom teeth , gum recession , etc.

In post-operation after the intervention to ensure the follow-up of his patients.

The stomatologist definition is also that of a practitioner often called upon to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team: ENT, dentists, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, orthodontists … He can work in a hospital environment in a conventional manner or in a dental clinic as a liberal professional. The remuneration of a stomatologist is established between 6,000 euros and 8,000 euros gross per month , depending on his sector of activity.

Stomatology definition

This medico-surgical specialty owes its name to the Greek “stomatos” which means mouth and “logos” for study. Stomatology is a specialty of maxillofacial surgery dedicated to the mouth, teeth and face.

Stomatology was really born during the 1st World War to meet the need to repair “broken mouths” as the “Hairy” wounded in combat were commonly called. It treats pathologies, injuries and abnormalities affecting the face (eye sockets, frontal bones of the skull in the context of a fracture, tumor or infection), mouth, teeth and jawbones, including ailments in the salivary glands.

Difference between dentist and stomatologist

While all stomatologists are dentists, not all dentists are necessarily stomatologists. The former began training in dental surgery after a first year of study in general medicine at the university, before continuing on to 5 years of specialized studies in dentistry. The second followed a full course of 6 years of medical studies then specialized in dentistry with 4 years of studies in stomatology dentist which brought them in-depth medical knowledge with for some specializations in dentofacial orthopedics, surgery. dental…

Note that a dental surgeon can be as competent or even more than a stomatologist because certain organic diseases are sometimes a dental problem. Consulting a specialist, dental stomatologist, attesting to practice in both areas can reassure some patients.

The field of aesthetic, reconstructive and functional activity specific to stomatology has greatly extended. A know-how in dentistry associated with medical expertise provides the stomatologist with a unique skill that is still little known.