Removable & Fixed Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry focused on restoring compromised teeth as well as replacing missing teeth. This includes removable and fixed prosthodontics.

What is removable prosthodontics?

Removable prosthodontics are also known as dentures. Depending on your needs, partial dentures or a full set of dentures may be needed. Removable dentures are "plates" which clip into your mouth around the remaining teeth, replacing missing teeth with false teeth attached to the plate. Full dentures are those cases where all the upper and/or lower teeth has been removed and false teeth are constructed to allow you to smile and chew again!

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What does fixed prosthodontics involve?

Fixed prosthodontics are restorations placed on compromised teeth as well as replacing missing teeth, but it can not be removed as with dentures. This includes crowns ("caps"), bridges, implant-crowns and veneers.


What are implants?

Implants are titanium "screws" placed into the jaw bone (which is part of periodontics or surgery). This is done very gently in a sterile environment. This does not involve hammers and chisels as many people believe!!! 3x months after implant(s) have been placed, it should have integrated successfully with the jaw bone. It can then be exposed and used as an "artificial tooth root" in order to place a crown, bridge or even to allow full dentures to clip onto them for better retention.


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