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Materials prepared for repairing or replacing the teeth in case in which teeth and surrounding tissues suffer from substance loss or they are lost entirely are called “prostheses”.
What is the purpose of dental prosthesis?
While trying to regain the lost functions of the patient, it is also aimed to improve speech impediments and to give better aesthetical appearance. Hence, while largely lost oral health is improved, also psychologically support is provided to the individuals, who are forced to live in the community with missing or devastated teeth. Because, the individuals who are forced to live like that in the community (even if for a while), also pre-emptively forget to smile as well.
And this cause people to lose their self-confidence, besides functional deformations. With various prosthesis applied on these kinds of patients, it is also aimed to enhance the living standard of the people.
How can the damaged teeth be preserved?
Teeth get eroded throughout years as a result of people eating, chewing and bruxism etc. Also, decays and accidents may cause fractures in some parts of teeth. In these cases, dentures called crowns replace the lost formations. These crowns are made by using acryl or unique metal composites designed for dentistry. Latest developments in dentistry make these formations look very natural.
Dentures made for lost teeth are in two types generally:
- Fixed prostheses such as crown and bridges which cannot be removed and are applied onto the remaining teeth,
- Removable dentures which can be removed when wanted
They are prostheses made for the missing teeth supported by other teeth or implants which cannot be removed by patient. These prostheses are called fixed prostheses.
In case of too many missing teeth or no tooth at all, these prostheses can be applied which get the support from the jaw tissue or implant teeth and which can be removed by patients.
Removable dentures get the support from the present teeth. This support is gathered by a hook inserted in other teeth. Image of a metal hook creates unaesthetic look. Current approach is to use sensitive holding prostheses or implant supported removable dentures in order to relieve this negativity.
PROSTHESES WITH SENSITIVE GRIPPING
Humanity searched for various alternatives for prostheses which are applied for lost tooth to be comfortable, painless and aesthetic. These alternatives are sometimes with small rubber pedestal, sometimes bone and sometimes with metal pedestal. When all these aesthetic and simplicity is combined with a proper chewing, modern prostheses with sensitive gripping came out in today’s technology.