There are different prosthesis types according to the number and position of teeth lost so that gaps can be covered.
This is the fixed form of prosthesis that can not be removed by the patient. The patient perceives such prostheses as his/her own teeth.
The damage caused by caries or traumas is sometimes so extensive that it can not be treated by filling. In such case, the tooth should be covered in order to reinforce its structure. This treatment is called crowning that recovers the function, form and color of the teeth.
The deficient teeth are restored with the bridges that are formed by using the adjacent teeth as stands. Such stand teeth should also be reduced proportionally so that they can be crowned. Bridges are generally made of a metal infrastructure and porcelain over it in order to provide aesthetic view. However, the zirconium supported porcelains or the crowns that are made of only porcelain deliver a more natural and aesthetic view thanks to the modern technology.
This is applied when deficient teeth can not be made up by fixed prosthesis. If the missing teeth form a part of the maxilla, the prosthesis to be provided will be called partial prosthesis. On the other hand, it is called total prosthesis if all teeth are missing.
Prostheses will be correcting your appearance with the ability of chewing, biting and speaking. If prosthesis is not applied, your teeth will lean towards the gaps, the teeth that are not confronted by the corresponding teeth will elongate making it difficult for you to chew with additional joint problems.
Cleaning of Removable Prothesis
Wash your prosthesis in a cup full of water. In this way, they will not break even if you drop them. You can brush using a medium strength brush and toothpaste or soap. You can use prosthesis cleaning tablets provided by various companies at certain intervals. You should definitely remove the prosthesis at night while sleeping and place it into a cup full of water. Thus, you will ensure that the tissues below the prosthesis are cleaned and aerated with saliva.