Prosthetic dentistry is concerned with the replacement of missing, congenital absence or acquired loss of oral tissues and related maxillofacial structures by removable and /or fixed artificial devices.
There are three basic ways to fix a missing tooth or missing teeth: fixed bridge, removable appliance, and dental implant.
Bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and fixed bridge look similar to a real tooth. The two adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared for crowns and a false tooth is attached between these two crowns to fill the space left by a missing tooth. Crowns cemented onto the natural teeth support the bridge.
Denture can be either full, or partial. Full dentures remain in place by fitting to the gum ridges. This creates a strong suction that is usually enough to keep them comfortably in place. Partial dentures often have additional ridges that fit around the natural teeth helping them stay in place.
Removable Partial Denture
A removable partial denture (RPD) is for a partially edentulous dental patient who desires to have replacement teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons. Removable partial denture can be removed and reinsert without professional help. Conversely, a "fixed" prosthesis can and should be removed only by a dental professional.
Here, let us inform you that over a normal course of time dentures wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will also slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
Where damage to a person's teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain "pasted on gold" crowns. This technique is used for repairing permanently missing teeth for functional bite. These treatments are used for a long lasting correction of major dental problems.
Our responsibility does not end after your treatment is over. We schedule regular recall appointment for our patients to evaluate their response to treatment and also condition of the restoration.