Prosthetic dentistry is the department of dentistry that aims to restore the lost teeth and the oral tissues to the patient.
Loss of teeth and surrounding tissues will cause loss of aesthetic, functional, phonetics and morale. For this reason, these losses should be treated with prosthetics.
Dental prostheses can be basically classified as fixed prostheses, mobile prostheses and implant prostheses.
Fixed dentures are prostheses that are made by supporting the existing teeth and fixed by sticking to these teeth.
They are called fixed prostheses because they can not be removed by the patient.
Fixed dentures are made of metal-based or metal-free porcelain.
Coverings made on single teeth or bridge prostheses made by minimizing adjacent teeth to complement missing teeth.
Prosthetic Tooth Types
The term 'prosthetic tooth' may actually have different meanings. There are three basic types of dental prosthesis, the main differences of which are explained below, and you will have a clearer picture in mind as you talk to your dentist after reading this section. Your dentist will know what you need and will do what is right for you. Here you can get a quick overview.
Full, Upper and Lower Dentures
Full dentures are used when all natural teeth need to be replaced.
Lower Dentures Replace the Lower Teeth
Removable dentures are prostheses that can be removed once the patient is removed and cleaned and then reattached. Removable dentures are often used in many teeth when all the teeth are missing. Normally, a tooth extraction should wait a few weeks. Thus, bone and gingiva are allowed to heal in the region where the prosthesis is to be built. However, in some cases it may be necessary to fill the gap immediately after tooth extraction. This type of prosthesis is temporary and should be replaced within 6 months. Removable dentures are made for the completion of missing teeth.
Partial prosthesis is used when one or more teeth need to be replaced. Partial prosthesis also protects the alignment of your remaining teeth and prevents them from slipping.
In moving dentures, the so-called croche is a system-sensitive holder that replaces metal parts used to provide protease retention. The teeth in the front of the toothless region are processed as in the case of covering and the fixed part of the precision holders is cast as a fixed to the covering made of these teeth. It is located in the moving denture to be made on the moving part. Moving parts other than the crosshairs are made as described in the moving prosthesis