Prosthodontics focuses on the administration of dental prostheses in order to maintain or bring back the functionality of your teeth after tooth loss has occurred.

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Dental Bridges

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain bridges are a natural-looking option for replacing the upper portion of a tooth otherwise too badly damaged to repair. They mirror your tooth’s natural shape, colour, texture and brightness.

Your Able dentist will take you through the three-part process: repairing your tooth and preparing it for a bridge, taking a mold of your tooth with which to make the bridge, and affixing it with a dental adhesive. Polishing will provide a smooth, natural look to your new bridge.

This is usually a two-stage appointment process. The first appointment will be used to prepare the tooth and a second appointment two weeks later to cement the final bridge.

During the two-week waiting period, while your bridge is being made, you wear a temporary replacement.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures and partial dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. In either case, your Able dentist will make a model of your teeth by taking impressions to create custom-made dentures.

Partial dentures may be used when remaining teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge or in cases where several teeth are missing. Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto adjacent natural teeth and can be removed for cleaning.

Your Able dentist will make models of your jaws during your first visit to create immediate dentures before extractions are done. Immediate dentures are used during the healing period of up to 6 months. During this time, your bones and gums shrink and your immediate dentures may need to be relined by your dentist for a proper fit. Conventional dentures are used after your teeth have been extracted and the gums and jaw tissues have healed.

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