Dental prosthetics are:

  • The replacement of any missing tooth, or teeth, in the mouth by means of an artifical appliance or structure.
  • The replacement or restoration of a broken or damaged tooth by means of an artificial structure.
  • The cosmetic improvement to teeth by means of an artificial construction.

In essence, prosthetics can be classified as:

Fixed prosthesis:

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Implants

Removable prosthesis:

  • Dentures


Your dental surgeon will carry out a full and comprehensive examination of your mouth which will probably include:

  • Full tooth charting.
  • Periodontal health.
  • Bone loss and integrity.
  • Cavity and decay check.
  • Intra- and extra-oral radiographs.
  • Study models of your teeth.
  • Possible wax mock up of the proposed restorations.

At the conclusion of all discussions the dental surgeon will formulate a treatment plan in accordance with your wishes and his recommendations and provide you with a cost estimate for the proposed treatment plan.