Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that involves the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the functioning, esthetics and health of biocompatible substitutes in patients with missing or deficient teeth.
They are considered one of the most common solutions to treat grossly defected tooth. The process is simple as the dentist performs teeth reduction and treats the nerves in the best possible way. Then, he/she takes the tooth measurement, and finally, inserts the dental crown over the designated tooth to be fixed in order to ensure its stability for the longest possible period. Dental crowns are also regarded as the best solution to replace front teeth. Moreover, there are many improved versions of fixed dentures to suit the different cases of patients, like the Zirconium crowns, Emax and others to give the ultimate comfort and relief to the patients.
Types of Removable Dental Bridges
Partial Removable Dentures
This type of dentures is characterized by its great durability. It is ideal for replacing molars which help in chewing food. The partial removable denture is designed from Acrylic or flexible one ideal for designing perfect removable dentures. Then, dentist takes the teeth measurements. This makes the patient more comfortable with the removable denture and get used to it in no time.·
Full Removable Dentures
It is considered one of the famous solutions which the patients use to make up for the complete loss of teeth. The dentist designs a full denture for both upper and lower jaws, especially for the elderly in order to help them in chewing. It also preserves the jaw from gum recession and damage. Most importantly, the full removable dentures are considered as a better alternative to dental implants, where you can easily insert and remove the removable denture without any pain and whenever you want.
These are very practical solutions for treating lost molars issues, where the dentist inserts a dental bridge that relies on the fixed neighboring molars next to the missing one, as the process of tooth reduction is firstly done to open the way for the dental bridge before fixing it. There are several types of bridges such as Porcelain, zirconia and others. Dentists recommend using the most convenient type according to the cost and place of the bridge.