When the remaining teeth are damaged to the extent that we can’t  restore them in order to serve their purpose, it is extremely important that we don’t only take care of aesthetics while making it, but also of quality and function. It is of essential importance that we prepare the gum before placing a crown or prosthesis, otherwise there can be consequences like:

  • inflammation,
  • bleeding and red gums,
  • pain and uncomfortable biting,
  • the prosthesis falling out of the mouth.

Why would we extract teeth, if we can use them as support for the denture?

Cases, where only minimal procedures are needed for the placement of a new crown, are rare. In many cases the tooth is broken under the gum level or the problem is caries that extends itself deep under the gum. When using clasical approaches we would need a surgical procedure before placing the crown or to extract this tooth and insert an implant. When using the laser we can remove the gum and even the bone around the chipped tooth- that is how it remains appropriate for support. In this way the procedure is way less invasive and painful, tat is why we can place the crown faster. You can find out here, how this is possible.

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Preparing the gum before prosthodontic treatment

When preparing the gum around the teeth where we intend to place new crowns, we need to pay attention to several things:

  • We need to remove periodontal pockets next to the teeth that will support the new crowns. Because we don’t use a scalpel and stitches as in classical surgery, the gum heals faster and more beautifully and is therefore prepared for new crowns quicker. By following this we prevent inflammation and gum bleeding next to the new crowns.
  • If the gum is unevenly overgrown around the teeth that will support our new crowns, we remodel the gum aesthetically. The gum consequently functionally and aesthetically surrrounds the new crowns.
  • Every oral mucose is unique and has it’s own anathomical variations. If you are using a prosthesis that doesn’t stay in it’s place, this can be a consequence of mucose plicaes that destabilize it.
    With a laser procedure on the plicaes and with appropriately adapting the prosthesis in the lab, we can eliminate the problem. In this way the prosthesis is more stable without making a new one.

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In the following links you can watch how some procedure stook place in our practice.