If you’re missing a tooth, you may be considering getting a prosthetic tooth. Prosthetic teeth come in many different shapes and sizes, and can be made from a variety of materials. In this blog post, we will describe the steps involved in making a prosthetic tooth, from taking impressions to fitting the tooth in your mouth. We’ll also discuss the different types of prosthetics and materials that can be used to make a prosthetic tooth.
Do You Need a Prosthetic?
If you’re missing one or more teeth, chances are that your dentist will recommend having a dental prosthetic placed. It is important to replace missing teeth with a prosthetic in order to avoid future complications such as problems eating and speaking, overgrowth, bite problems, shifting teeth, and damaged teeth.
Types of Prosthetics
There are many different types of prosthetics available, and the type that is right for you will depend on the number of teeth you are missing, your budget, and your personal preferences.
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is made up of two crowns (caps) that are placed over the adjacent teeth, and one or more false teeth (pontics) in between. The pontics are usually made from porcelain or ceramic.
A dental implant is a metal post that is placed into the jawbone to serve as a tooth root replacement. A dental prosthetic (crown, bridge, or denture) is then attached to the metal post. Dental implants are considered to be the most stable and durable type of prosthetic.
Dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They are made up of false teeth (pontics) that are attached to a pink-colored base that resembles gum tissue. The base is then held in place by suction or adhesive. Complete dentures can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, plastic, or metal.
How Prosthetic Teeth are Made
If you’re missing a tooth, the first step is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. During this appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to make a model of your mouth, which will be used to create your prosthetic tooth.
Once the model of your mouth is created, your dentist will select the materials that will be used to make your prosthetic tooth. There are many different types of materials that can be used, including porcelain, composite resin, and acrylic. Your dentist will select the material that is best suited for your individual needs.
Once the material is selected, a dental lab will create the prosthetic tooth. This process will vary depending on the type of material that is used. After the prosthetic tooth is created, it will be fitted into your mouth. Your dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.
If you’re considering getting a prosthetic tooth, we hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist. They will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if a prosthetic tooth is right for you. Thanks for reading!
Dr. Sadati possesses extensive experience in all aspects of advanced restorative dentistry, with an emphasis in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has attained Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the most rigorous, demanding credentialing process in the world. He is the only AACD Accredited Fellow in South Florida.