Missing teeth can affect your teeth functionality and smile aesthetic to a great extent. Well, you can restore both of them with Dental Prosthesis. A dental prosthesis is used to reconstruct intraoral problems i.e., missing teeth, missing parts of teeth, and missing soft or hard structure of jaw and palate as well. A dental prosthesis specialist is known as Prosthodontics. The dental equipment used in this procedure includes crowns, dentures, bridges, dental implants, veneers and some of them can be detachable or permanently fixed in the patient’s mouth.
There are several steps involved in making of prosthesis-
Making dental prosthesis involves dental specialist and dental laboratory technician both.
Various types of Prosthesis-
There are two types of dental prosthesis, one is complete or full dentures and the second one is partial dentures. Complete or full dentures are made for patients who have lost all their teeth. These are additionally fixed by dental implants. The complete or full denture has a larger base that rests on the mucosa and creates a feeling like a foreign body in the mouth.
The patients having several own natural teeth can go with Partial dentures. Partial dentures are fixed to the remaining teeth, thus anchored in the mouth. Impede speech, mucosae and tongue movement can be disturbed by some of the denture parts.
Most of the patients get used to dentures easily, while some of the patients require a bit longer time to get along with dentures. This depends on the factors like the condition inside the patient’s mouth, construction of prosthesis and the age of the patient. Patients get used to dentures more quickly when there is a shorter period between teeth absence and getting a dental denture. It is because the basal seat is more favourable for the construction of dental prosthesis and the bone crest is also preserved better.
To get used to the dental prosthesis and learn how to control it, patience is the key. A new denture establishes a new relationship between the jaws, it also changes the chewing pattern thus, and the patients require getting used to the new dentures whenever it is changed. Older patients usually choose to rebase the existing dentures, instead of making a new one.
Rebasing does the minor changes to dentures and improves the existing shape of it, thus getting used to it is not necessary.
A dental prosthesis is less expensive than a dental implant. It can last a lifetime long with regular check-ups and proper oral hygiene. Dentistry has improved to a great extent and thus not require much effort to get used to dental prosthetics.
Happy to have the gap you had in your mouth and to avoid further embarrassment of Missing Teeth. Well, you must take proper precaution or you might face bad infections after implantation. So this follow-up care is necessary for avoiding infection issues and greeting perfect smile.
Dental prostheses help patients feel more comfortable and confident by treating missing teeth or by making discoloured teeth look more attractive. If a prosthesis might be the solution to your dental problem, make an appointment with MY DENTIST NOW or a prosthodontist to discuss your options for getting a perfect smile.