What are prosthetics and what does it include?
Prosthetics in dentistry deals with the replacement of lost, damaged or missing teeth or parts of teeth. The goal of prosthetics is to restore the function of the teeth and enable patients to have a beautiful smile.
There are different types of prosthetic replacements, but before the patient switches to prosthetic therapy, they should go through a detailed examination to determine which solution suits his needs. Prosthetic treatment requires careful planning, taking into account the aesthetic and functional requirements of the patient.
Prosthetic treatments include the production of crowns, bridges, partial and total dentures, as well as replacing teeth with implants.
- Crowns are thin caps that are placed over an existing tooth to restore the function and appearance of the tooth.
- Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth
- Dentures are mobile replacements that replace several teeth or the entire dental arch.
- Implants represent a replacement for the root of a lost tooth and they are installed in the jaw to replace the lost tooth. Dental implant restoration involves placing an implant in the jaw and placing a crown on top of the implant to restore the function and appearance of the tooth.
Prosthetics are important for patients who have lost teeth for various reasons, such as trauma, periodontal disease or caries. The compensation provided by prosthetics can improve the patient’s ability to speak and chew food, improve the aesthetics of the smile, and prevent further damage to the teeth and surrounding tissues.
For the best results, patients should visit the dentist regularly so that their crowns, bridges, implants and dentures are clean and healthy with regular checkups.
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