Tooth restoration using photopolymer materials
Tooth restoration using photopolymer materials
Recently, dentists have not used such a thing as “photopolymer filling”. This is explained by the ultimate perfection of photopolymer materials of the latest generation, with the help of which the ideal and pristine tooth shape is completely restored, restored, and “built up”. Thus, the goal of modern dentistry is not to “close up,” but to recreate the tooth.
Now it is necessary that the tooth not only be painless, but also have a natural shape, be aesthetic, and participate in the chewing process. Of course, for a quality restoration, the dentist must have the necessary skills to work with photopolymer materials. As for the cost of photopolymers, a lot of factors affect it, but these materials cannot be cheap.
Features of photopolymer materials
Of course, photopolymer materials are not omnipotent, but with their help experienced dentists perform tooth restoration, the cost of which is determined by many factors. In particular, it is produced:
complete restoration of the destroyed tooth;
change in color, shape, length of the tooth;
restoration of an absolutely lost tooth (adhesive bridge);
splinting of teeth (elimination of their loose);
restoration of a “hopeless tooth” using only the root.
At the same time, even photopolymers are powerless with:
inflammatory processes in the roots, granulomas, perforations;
4th stage of tooth mobility;
restoration of 2 two missing teeth (only in exceptional situations, instead of one molar, two premolars can be performed).
Types of photopolymer materials
As a rule, patients differentiate photopolymer materials by price. In general, this is logical, although more expensive does not always mean better. After all, the price level for a particular service is formed not only due to the cost of the material used, but also taking into account many other factors: renting a room, a dentist’s salary, etc. However, in most cases, the statement that cheap is not high-quality is fair.
It is clear that not all patients can afford to use the most expensive material for the restoration of masticatory teeth, but this is not always necessary. Such material can be perfectly polished and have the highest aesthetic properties, but it is not good enough to withstand chewing load. And photopolymer materials for different groups of teeth can vary in price.
However, the so-called hybrid photopolymer materials have existed for a long time, combining the positive properties of various types. Only a specialist can understand the differences between photopolymer materials. Therefore, when choosing which material to focus on, one should be guided by the recommendations of the dentist.
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Mini implants are a relatively new way of fixing removable dentures, little known to a Russian citizen. Due to their small size, four times the size of a conventional implant, these implants are used for prosthetics of patients with insufficient bone tissue. This is especially important when prosthetics for the elderly. Unlike traditional methods of dental implantation, mini-implants prosthetics are carried out in record time. The prosthesis is put on the second day after the installation of implants.
How to install mini implants?
Mini-implants are made of titanium alloys, very strong and durable, outwardly round head screws. Their parameters depend on the characteristics of the patient’s oral cavity. There are implants with a biologically active coating.
Mini implants are implanted in the jaw, leaving a round base on the surface. The implant is fixed with an anti-rotation lock, this ensures the immobility of the tooth on it. The teeth are prosthetized on the round base of the implant. At the base of the prosthesis lies a rubber ring that tightly wraps around the head of the mini-implant.
This technique allows you to slightly injure the gum tissue, so it takes less time to heal. Installation of mini-implants takes place under local anesthesia, and the whole procedure takes no more than half an hour.
What materials can be used for the prosthesis?
The material for the prosthesis, mounted on a mini-implant, is used the same as in traditional prosthetics: cermets, non-metal ceramics, ceramic crowns.
How much does it cost to install mini implants?
The price depends on the number of implants installed. Typically, the price of one mini-implant varies from one third to one fourth of the cost of one traditional implant. How much does it cost to put a dental implant – now you already know.
What are the advantages of mini implants over traditional prosthetics?
Thanks to their installation technology, mini implants have a minimum of contraindications for use. The installed prostheses are firmly fixed at the base and provide the necessary load on the bone tissue, preventing its atrophy. Removable prostheses are well combined with mini-implants, there is no rubbing of the mucosa and no constant adjustment of the shape of the prosthesis is required. Sparing requirements are imposed on a patient who has mini-implants. It is not necessary to have a high alveolar ridge or dense bone tissue. Installation of implants is carried out in a minimum of time and tissue damage. Mini implants are designed for twenty-five years of service. Then the implant is removed and a new one is installed in its place.
Do mini implants require special care?
Caring for a prosthesis on mini implants is simple: just brush them with a special floss brush that irrigates the gum. Now every day you can enjoy your smile.