Attractive, healthy teeth play an important role in our general health and well-being. Tooth loss often causes physical and psychological problems: various conditions of chewing and digestive systems, temporomandibular joint develop, also parafunctional habits, speech impediments, people tend to lose confidence and tip towards depression and social status changes.
The aim of prosthesis is to restore missing teeth, improve current teeth condition, restore chewing performance and aesthetic appearance.
There are two tooth restoration options: removable and non-removable (fixed) prostheses. The choice depends on the number and condition of remaining teeth.
Main types of dental prostheses are:
- full removable dentures are used for patients who lost all teeth in the upper and/or lower jaws. Removable dentures can be fixed with dental implants for improved retention;
- partial removable dentures are used for patients who lost several teeth. Usually, they are used to restore posterior teeth if for some reason implant treatment is not possible;
- non-removable (fixed) prostheses are full and partial crowns, veneers, fixed partial dentures, also implant-retained fixed prostheses.