What Is Prosthodontics?

What Is Prosthodontics?

What Is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics focuses on dental prostheses. A prosthesis is an artificial device used to replace or augment a damaged or missing part of the body. 

Prosthodontics specialises in restoring and replacing cracked, broken, worn, or missing teeth - and as such, it is typically categorised as cosmetic dentistry. Treatments involving prosthodontics are often complex and challenging cases.

Examples of prosthodontics include crowns, bridges, bonding, veneers and more. Dr. Niall Vallely explains more about our cosmetic dentistry procedures in this video.

Cost Of Prosthodontic Treatments

Cost Of Prosthodontic Treatments

Cost Of Prosthodontic Treatments

The term prosthodontics can cover a variety of cosmetic treatments. Here is the name and cost of our most popular treatments that involve the use of a dental prosthesis:

  • Composite bonding: €150-€300 per tooth
  • Porcelain veneers: €500-600 per tooth
  • Crowns: €400-€500 per tooth
  • Bridges: €400-€500 per tooth

We offer payment plans on treatments over €1,000. We require 50% upfront. You can pay the remaining balance over 12 months with a minimum payment of €150 per month. View our price list page for more information.

Our Dental Lab

Our Dental Lab

Our Dental Lab

At 3Dental, we fabricate all of our dental prostheses on-site in our state-of-the-art dental laboratory. We scan moulds of your mouth into our CAD/CAM software, where our expert dental technicians design your new smile. 

Our lab technicians mill or 3D print the new tooth and finish it by hand to match the colour, shade and look of your other existing teeth. Having the lab on-site allows for better collaboration between dentists and technicians, which leads to better results and a faster turnaround time. 

Benefits Of Prosthodontic Treatments

Restore damaged teeth using crowns, veneers or bonding (or other cosmetic treatments)

Avail of our digital smile design process so you can 'try before you buy'!

Receive a natural looking restoration of your teeth

We offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments to improve your smile

Payment plans available on treatments over €1,000

Restore function and comfort to your teeth

Free consultations available

Restore your confidence in your smile!

Prosthodontic Treatments

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Composite Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Digital Smile Design
  • Cosmetic Consultations
Crowns
Crowns

Crowns

Dental crowns help to strengthen and improve the appearance of damaged or missing teeth.

They consist of a small “cap” that is added to the top of the damaged tooth and are usually made from porcelain, however, a variety of different materials are available depending on your individual requirements.

Dr. Carmen Anastasiu explains the dental crown treatment in more detail in this video including the treatment timeline and the next steps.

Bridges
Bridges

Bridges

Dental bridges are similar to dental crowns but are used when a group of teeth are damaged beyond repair or missing.

They are specially fabricated for you, and are permanently fitted to ensure they stay strong and secure.

Composite Bonding
Composite Bonding

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a really modern and conservative way of conserving teeth. 

Basically, we layer over your existing teeth with a highly aesthetic, highly polishable composite resin. This ensures we're not affecting your teeth underneath - there's no drilling or no anaesthetic required.

This treatment can make your teeth brighter and whiter. It can also repair broken or misaligned teeth.

So you can go from broken down, dark teeth to a beautiful white smile over the course of a 2 or 3 hour appointment!

Veneers
Veneers

Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that we fit on the tooth, in order to improve the aesthetics of the smile.

If you have stained teeth or have small gaps in your teeth, veneers could be a good option for you.

There are several different types of veneers including:

 

Digital Smile Design
Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design

Our digital smile design process gives you the opportunity to try your 'new' teeth (what your new smile will look like) into the mouth, so you can see what the final result will look like before they go ahead with any treatment.

You can make any changes that you would like at this point - allowing you to create your perfect smile in conjunction with your dentist.

Cosmetic Consultations
Cosmetic Consultations

Cosmetic Consultations

Your inital appointment with us will always consist of a consultation. 

Your dentist will first of all ask you what you would like to achieve with your smile, following by performing a dental examination.

They will then discuss with you the best options for you based on what you're trying to achieve.

Vanesa Miniello discusses this further in this video.

Commonly Asked Questions

What procedures does a prosthodontic dentist do?

A prosthodontic dentist is a specialist in restoring and replacing cracked, broken, worn or missing teeth and they treat complex and challenging cases.

How much does prosthodontics cost?

  • Crowns range from €400-€500 per tooth
  • Bridges range from €400-500 per tooth
  • Composite bonding ranges from €150-€300 per tooth (€150 for edge bonding and €250-€300 for full composite bonding)

Can a prosthodontic dentist place implants?

No, an implantologist will place an implant for you.

How is a prosthodontic dentist different from other dentists and dental specialists?

A prosthodontic dentist is a specialist that focuses on dental prostheses - bridges, crowns, composite / porcelain veneers 

Is prosthodontics covered by insurance?

This is dependent on your insurance policy and reasons for having the treatment completed.

For more information, you will need to contact your insurance provider.

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