What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics deals with the restoration and maintenance of missing or damaged teeth to improve the aesthetic appearance of the face and mouth. Prosthodontists can restore the natural appearance of the mouth and teeth through repair or replacement of teeth and facial tissues. Prosthodontists are also referred to as Maxillofacial dentists.
What does a Prosthodontist do?
A Prosthodontist is an “architect” who possesses the skill to recreate your face and smile using state-of-the-art procedures and techniques. Our experienced and certified Prosthodontists work closely with the patients, formulating a comprehensive treatment plan with a complete understanding of the current condition and expected results.
The treatment profile includes treatment of maxillofacial abnormalities, congenital disorders and oral/ maxillofacial trauma. Our team of Prosthodontists can even repair a previously failed procedure. Our dentists provide advanced dental care for complexities that arise with the anatomy of the teeth, gums and the supporting bone and jaw structure.
Types of Prosthodontic Treatment:
Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry - This procedure provides effective solutions for patients with one or more missing parts of the teeth. It strengthens the functional and structural connection between the implant and the rest of the natural jawbone.
Dental Veneers - Dental veneers are used to create bright, white smiles popularly known as “Hollywood Smiles” with beautifully shaped teeth. They consist of a thin porcelain shell that is applied to top of your natural teeth, covering gaps, crooked and chipped teeth, discolourations and many other issues.
Dental Crowns - Dental crowns are designed to cover damaged teeth like a cap. They are usually made of metal, porcelain or a metal-porcelain composite and are cemented over the remains of the natural tooth.
Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic offers ceramic and metal crowns from several international companies like Empress Emax from Ivoclar Vivadent USA, Procera from Noble Biocare, Sweden and Zirconia. These crowns are aesthetically pleasing, designed to resemble your natural teeth and lasts for more than 10 years, if cared for properly.
Dental Bridges - These are designed to replace missing teeth, restoring beauty, functionality, and chewing efficiency to the patient. They are usually supported by adjacent teeth or sometimes by dental implants. They can effectively replace a removable partial denture.
Dentures - Dentures are artificial teeth designed to replace missing teeth partially or fully. They are a cost effective way of improving facial shape and chewing efficiency, giving you a healthy new smile.
Dentures come in many different types:
Removable Complete Dentures – These are full mouth replacements designed to replace all the teeth in the mouth with one piece. This is useful for people who have lost all their teeth.
Removable Partial Dentures – These are used for patients who have a section of their teeth missing. They consist of a metal framework that provides support for the artificial tooth. Removable partial dentures are suitable for people who have healthy and strong teeth remaining in their mouth.
Meet our Prosthodontist
Dr Marina Goveas
Dr Marina completed her MDS at the College of Dental Surgery KMC, Mangalore, India, in 1996. She has pursued her career as Maxillofacial Prosthodontics since then. She has also taken varied advanced courses in the subject refining her skill sets and has also imparted her knowledge to many students by being a Lecturer at College of Dentistry – University of Sharjah as well as Yenopoya Dental College.
Special Interests : Crowns and Bridges, Veneers, Dentures,Restorative Dentistry, extractions, Laser Treatment
Speciality: Maxillofacial Prosthodontist
Qualification: BDS, MDS in Prosthodontics
Years of Practice: 19 years