Contemporary the possibilities of prosthetics are very large. With the solutions available, it becomes possible to effectively replace missing teeth. Learn about the uses of fixed and removable dentures.
Fixed prosthetic restorations
Among fixed dentures, Prosthodontics offers inlays, implants and veneers. Crown inlays are the simplest type of restoration. They are intended to restore the crown portion of the tooth and also replace a traditional filling in some situations.
Veneers, on the other hand, are a type of restoration designed to improve the colour and shape of a tooth. These are thin caps that are bonded to the outer surface of the tooth. Another solution is crowns, which are fixed on a ground tooth or a crown and root post. Fixed dentures also include a bridge, which can replace either one or more missing teeth.
Removable prosthetic restorations
Removable prosthetic restorations, however, include skeletal dentures, acrylic dentures and overdentures. Skeletal dentures are a type of restoration that rests on the patient's own teeth, so this type of denture does not settle and the transmission of chewing force is close to physiological. It is also characterised by high stability, is easy to maintain hygiene and reduces the risk of periodontal disease. Skeletal dentures are most commonly fixed with metal clasps. However, it is also possible to use invisible clasps or locks.
In turn in case of complete edentulousness, acrylic complete dentures are recommended. In order to ensure their optimum stability, additional implants are often inserted into the patient's teeth to prevent excessive denture mobility and ensure chewing comfort. The overdenture, on the other hand, is a solution that attaches to the roots of the patient's own teeth with appropriate abutments. They are mainly used in cases of residual dentition, where the roots are too weak or there are not enough of them to allow the insertion of bridge pillars.
You can find out more about dentures in the ODENT - Centre for Orthodontics and Implantology, Warsaw-Żoliborz