Prosthodontics is a dentistry specialty focusing on missing teeth. The trained professional treats a variety of oral issues, and provides specialized care that suits each patient's particular needs.
The gap formed by one or more missing teeth is bridged by this operation. On each side of the gap, a bridge consists of two or three crowns for the teeth these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth / teeth in between. These false teeth are referred to as pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a mixture of them. Natural teeth or implants are used to support the dental bridges. Among its benefits, we find:
This is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. A complete denture procedure is used when all your natural teeth are missing. They are removable as they are held in place by suction. There are 2 types: Conventional and Immediate. Conventional Dentures are placed once the gum tissue has started to heal after 8-12 weeks. While Immediate Dentures are inserted right after your teeth are removed.
Removable Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture or bridge normally consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in place. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.