Prosthetics aim to reconstruct and replace damaged or lost teeth and influence 3 important functions: chewing, aesthetics, and diction. Furthermore, it helps to restore and protect joint functions, improving the patient’s quality of life.
Therefore, to adapt to each person, there are different types of prostheses on PrimeCare for example, and the choice of the ideal one for the patient varies according to the planning of the specialized professional.
Complete dentures are used in cases where the patient has no or almost no, teeth. In addition, they have color on the roof of the mouth and gums, which adapts to the original color of the patient’s gums.
Fixed prosthesis uses teeth damaged by cavities and restorations and makes them support a fixed bridge. This way, the material is placed on these teeth, making the result close to the original.
The removable prosthesis is used in cases where the person has missing teeth to fill the spaces left. It is made from a metal frame for support and an acrylic part for the teeth and gums.
A very important precaution that every patient must take is to change their prosthesis, as after a while of use, it can become loose and make speaking and chewing difficult. Therefore, with care and good oral hygiene, the average lifespan of a prosthesis is 3 years. However, there is an exception for the fixed one, which can last a lifetime as long as it is well cared for.
Patients with a prosthesis must maintain good oral hygiene and visit their dentist regularly. Furthermore, it is important to brush manually with removable dentures to remove dirt and food debris.
Albuquerque prosthetics, as long as they are well designed, can improve patients’ oral health and appearance, just like implants. Therefore, to guarantee an efficient procedure, we have a team of qualified professionals dedicated to the well-being of each person.
Removable dentures are practically out of use, but among those that exist, the following stand out:
Total Dental Prostheses (dentures) replace all teeth in the mouth. The mobility of dentures has the disadvantage of hurting the mouth or making chewing uncomfortable. Dentures or mobile prostheses do not stop bone atrophy (loss), which only happens with implants.
Currently, with protocol-type dental prosthetics, removable dentures are out of use.
Removable Partial Denture
It is a prosthetic device that replaces natural teeth lost in arches in which some natural teeth remain, with partial loss of teeth.
It is called removable because it can be removed by the wearer whenever he wishes. Nowadays, with the appearance of implants and the possibility of fixed teeth without the wear and tear of other healthy teeth, it also falls into disuse.