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Prosthodontics

Bright Side Dental offers the best in prosthetic dentistry in Michigan, serviced from our Bloomfield office. We have expertise in several complicated procedures that allow our patients to totally redesign their smiles. Prosthodontics, simply put, is the replacement of teeth. The ADA defines it as “the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.”

Several situations may require prosthodontics, such as:

  • Single missing spaces
  • Multiple missing spaces
  • TMJ disorders
  • Complete edentulism
  • Maxillofacial Prosthesis
  • Tooth structure loss

In some cases, a complete denture is required. This patient’s chief complaint was that he had been wearing this denture for years and they have become loose. They also were not meeting his esthetic demands – the patient desired bigger, brighter, whiter teeth that better suited his look.

FullDentureBefore

 Before
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

FullDentureAfter

 After
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

 

 

 

 

 


This next patient received fixed detachable full arch prosthesisThere are several other names for this type of procedure, such as all-on-four, teeth in a day, hybrids, fixed CD, and so on. In the case of this patient, many teeth were missing and some that remained required extraction. As seen in the x-ray below, the patient received 4-on-4 dental implants to anchor the detachable arch. The detachable titanium arch is demonstrated in the below right image.

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 4-on-4 dental implant x-ray
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

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 Titanium bar
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The titanium bar is affixed to prosthetic teeth and gums, pictured below on the left. The four holes in the prosthetic will attach to the four dental implants seen in the x-ray. Although it is detachable, this prosthetic does not move when attached. It is sturdily affixed to the implants in the patient’s mouth and behaves the same as natural teeth. Eating, speaking, and smiling look and feel totally normal.

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Titanium bar with prosthetic
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

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Fixed Detachable Full Arch Prosthesis
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The image below on the left shows the patient’s mouth prior to receiving treatment. Several teeth are missing and those that remain appear unhealthy. The image on the right shows the patient’s smile after receiving treatment. All underlying dental health issues been treated, and the prosthetic teeth look bright, white, and fit the patient’s mouth perfectly.

 

DetachableFullArch

Before
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

DetachableAfter

After
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

See below for more before and after images, demonstrating the advanced smile design available at Bright Side Dental. If you have questions about smile design, call us at 1-800-Painless (1-800-724-6537) or contact us for more information.

Before
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

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After
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before2

Before
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

After2

After
Photo courtesy Dr. Pratiksha Agrawal (Patients of Pratiksha Agrawal)

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