Dental Prostheses is a branch of dentistry that involves the practices of restoration and replacement of damaged teeth. The devices mentioned above are used to fill in/heal the damaged teeth. The dentures are usually used in prosthetic dentistry. They find application in tooth replacement procedures and other similar treatments. For example if a person loses all his/her teeth due to any mishap then dentures can be used to replace them. The systems and technology has improved enough to provide you with the replacements which are much more advanced when compared to the options available to you earlier. Dentures have an acrylic base and are pinkish or flesh like in color to resemble the gum tissues. This forms the base, with the upper denture embracing the upper portions of the person's mouth. Partial dentures are also commonly used as dental prostheses. These are slightly different and are used in the cases where the patient still has some of his/her natural teeth left in place.
The prosthetic crowns are used to protect and strengthen the teeth, especially after some crack resulting in tooth decay and deterioration. Constructed using porcelain, prosthetic crowns are used in cases where the usual dental fillings don't work. In such cases, dental crowns are used to cover the damaged part of the tooth. This serves two purposes: One, it improves the overall look since it resembles the original tooth color, and secondly, it holds the tooth together. The conservative options to the prosthetic crowns are the inlays and onlays. DD Dental creates both crown and inlays/onlays in its lab using a cast made from the patients tooth impression.
Bridges are another type of dental device used to fill the space created due to missing teeth and they also prevent the shifting of the remaining teeth. These are constructed out of a metal framework and have one or more artificial teeth fixed firmly to the adjacent teeth. This in turn helps to balance out the pressure while chewing food. These bridges can either be made permanent or removable.
Dental Prostheses also involves the use of implants which are nothing more than plastic or metallic fixtures. These fixtures are surgically engrafted through the soft tissue into the jawbone. Titanium screws are used to fix these implants and are the best bet for people who are intolerant to dentures.