Fixed Restorations

Fixed restorations in our dental office in the center of Budapest

Replacing missing teeth is very important even if the missing tooth is in an invisible area and does not affect the patient's daily life from an aesthetic point of view. The adult dentition consists of 32 (28) teeth, which can function perfectly as a system. If we pull out even one element from this system, it will have a negative effect on the functioning of the entire system: there will be a greater load on our remaining teeth, teeth close to the gap will try to "fill the gap", i.e. the neighbors will lean towards their lost sibling, and the opposite tooth will elongate (stands out of its normal position and approaches the gap). Because of these movements, the order of the teeth is upset. These are just some of the many possible consequences that can happen if our missing teeth are not replaced.
And then we didn't even mention the aesthetic aspects of missing teeth. If the smile zone (the area visible when smiling) is affected due to missing teeth, it changes the appearance of our face in a negative way. Therefore, the replacement of these teeth is more urgent for our patients, and it does not matter at all what aesthetic quality the completed denture represents, and of course whether it harmonizes with the patient's facial character.
We can replace our lost teeth with the help of crowns or bridges in the most aesthetic way possible. These are held in place either by our own teeth or by implanted implants.

What are dental crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges belong to fixed dentures, they can only be removed from the mouth with medical help. Their common feature is that they are made indirectly by a dental technician. The patient only needs to be present at the dental office at certain milestones of the process, because the dental prosthesis is made in a laboratory using various manual and mechanical procedures.

Crowns should be thought of as a cap that is placed on our polished teeth or on an artificial abutment attached to an implant. It is hollow on the inside and a perfect copy of our lost tooth on the outside. Bridges are actually a series of crowns that are made in one piece. The crowns that make up the bridge are called bridge members, among which there are hollow ones (they fit on the teeth that serve as pillars or implants) and "solid" ones - these are placed in the place of the missing teeth. The most typical example is the three-membered bridge. Its two outer members fit like a cap on the two teeth adjacent to the gap, the middle one (intermediate member) fills the gap nicely.

Bridges and crowns can be made from many different materials. The most common are the metal frame solutions, which are covered on the outside with an aesthetic porcelain covering. These are perfectly functional dentures, but in terms of aesthetics, metal-free solutions are at the forefront. Dental technicians make metal-free bridges and crowns from pressed ceramic or porcelain layered on a zirconium oxide frame. With metal-free fixed dentures, we can achieve the best possible result.

To whom do we cecommend aesthetic metal-free restorations?

  • Who looking for the best possible solution
  • Who has a metal allergy
  • Who has a missing tooth in the front area
  • Who doesn't want to hear about removable solutions
  • Those who not only want to replace teeth, but are also planning an aesthetic transformation of their smile.

How are aesthetic restorations made?

After the acceptance of the treatment plan, the preparatory steps must be taken first. During professional tartar removal, we create perfect oral hygiene, then prepare the pillar teeth (we shape them into a cone shape). If the dental replacement is prepared for an implant, we do not grind the teeth.

After taking an impression and determining the color, the final denture is sent to the dental technician. During the preparation, you can wear temporary dentures. In 1-2 weeks after the impression is taken, we try it in different phases of the preparation, thus ensuring a perfectly fitting end result. The completed bridge and crown are fixed with a strong dental adhesive, and in the case of implants, we also have the option of using a through-screw solution, which allows the denture to be removed without destruction if necessary.

The detailed design of the completed dental restoration and the same light transmittance as natural teeth ensure an incredibly lifelike and aesthetic result, which is also comfortable and durable!