Prosthodontics is the dental medicine field focused in oral rehabilitation, promoting the best alternative solutions to natural teeth after their loss.
The lost teeth should be replaced as early as possible, as solutions tend to be more complex and costly over time. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you request an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.
At Nova Denstismed, we have a dentists team expert in Prosthodontics who will be able to recommend you the best solution for your particular case, as well as explain the advantages and drawbacks of each solution.
MOST COMMON PROBLEMS IN PROSTHODONTICS
Most common problems in Prosthodontics are partial or total loss of teeth that consequently, can bring a whole set of other associated problems, from aesthetic to functional and even physical and psychological health.
Often unknown, the loss of teeth, one or more, result in an immediate reaction of your body, trying to adapt to the new situation. This may result, in some cases, in bone loss and dislocation of the other adjacent and antagonistic teeth.
These changes, which tend to get worse over time, make it difficult to find a good alternative to natural teeth. Thus, it is advisable to request an appointment with your dentist as soon as a tooth or teeth loss occurs.
TYPES OF DENTAL PROSTHESES
REMOVABLE DENTAL PROSTHESES
Removable dental prostheses are affordable and less invasive than implants and surgery. They can be conveniently removed when not in use (when sleeping) and to be cleaned, and replaced whenever needed.
Removable Acrylic Dental Prostheses
Complete dentures, which are the original and still most commonly used type of removable dental prostheses, are used to replace a patient’s full set of upper or lower teeth.
Removable Skeletal Dental Prostheses
This type of protheses have a base in metal, which make them more resistent than the acrylic option.
Removable Dental Prostheses over implants
This solution is fixed over dental implants, increasing your comfort and the dental protheses stability.
FIXED DENTAL PROSTHESES
Fixed dental prostheses are used to replace missing or damaged teeth and can't be removed.
Crowns are used to replace the visible part of a tooth that, due to caries or fractures, no longer exists. They are produced in a prosthetic laboratory from molds and cemented in the root of the tooth.
A Dental Bridge is a dental prosthesis fixed to tooth or implants, replacing the absence of one or more teeth.