METAL-FREE CERAMIC RESTORATIONS
These are types of prostheses that do not use metal alloys as infrastructure. The light transmission of the restorations produced with this method is closer to the transparency of the tooth. From this point of view, metal-ceramic crowns and bridges give a better and more organic appearance. The opaque appearance of metal-based prostheses and the gray and purple tones of the metal on the gumline are not found in metal-free ceramic prostheses. Metal-free ceramic prostheses are basically divided into zirconium-supported and reinforced ceramic-supported prostheses and are commonly used in the area of dental aesthetics in Izmir.
METAL SUPPORTED CERAMIC RESTORATIONS
The covering of teeth with tooth decay, fractures or excessive loss of material for other reasons is defined as a crown, and in the absence of one or more teeth, filling in the gaps by reducing the neighboring teeth and using them as support legs is defined as a bridge.
If for any reason tooth loss occurs, neighboring teeth can tip over into that gap. As a result, gum problems, bone loss and a reduction in effective chewing can occur in the neighboring teeth. Alloys that are used for metal support are divided into noble (gold-bearing) or non-noble metallic (gold-bearing). Today more and more precious metal alloys are being used.
Due to the allergy risk of nickel, the development technology is used to produce alloys free of precious metals without nickel. In this way, patients with metal allergies can also be provided with crown and bridge treatments containing noble alloys.
Complete dentures (full dentures): Full dentures are used in case the patient has lost all teeth. Although successful results in terms of retention have been achieved with full dentures in the upper jaw, patients with full dentures in the lower jaw can experience difficulties most of the time.
In the lower jaw in particular, instead of a full denture, it is necessary to evaluate a partial denture alternative by evaluating only a single tooth. Implant-borne prosthetic options should be considered in edentulous patients whose retention problems cannot be resolved.