Dental Prosthesis

Dental Prosthesis

Dental prosthesis are artificial dental structures designed to restore the function and aesthetics of lost natural teeth. These artificial teeth can be made of various materials such as metal, porcelain, acrylic. They help to improve a person’s ability to chew and speak by replacing missing teeth. In addition, dentures can increase self-confidence by preserving facial aesthetics and the naturalness of the smile.

Dental prosthesis are divided into two main categories: removable and fixed. Removable dentures (full or partial) can be removed by the user. Fixed dentures (such as bridges and implant-retained dentures) are permanently placed directly into a person’s mouth by a dentist. Both types of prosthesis are customized according to tooth deficiencies and individual needs, offering tailor-made solutions.

What Is Dental Prosthesis?

Dentures are artificial teeth that are specially made to replace missing or lost teeth. These artificial teeth are used to improve both aesthetic appearance and functions such as chewing. Thanks to modern dental prosthesis technology, these prostheses can mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth quite closely. Dentures are generally divided into two main categories: fixed dentures and removable dentures.

Fixed dentures, as the name suggests, are prostheses that are permanently mounted in the structure of the mouth. Bridges and implants fall under this category, offering a more natural feel and long-lasting use. Removable prostheses are divided into full and partial dentures. These prostheses are removable when necessary and provide the user with ease of cleaning and maintenance.

Choosing the best option among the types of dentures depends on the individual’s dental health, aesthetic expectations and budget. Fixed dentures generally offer a more stable and comfortable option. Removable dentures, on the other hand, can be preferred in terms of economy and ease of application. Both types of dentures offer effective solutions to solve the loss of function and aesthetic problems caused by lost teeth.

In conclusion, the choice of the most appropriate denture should be based on the individual’s specific needs and a detailed evaluation with the dentist. This evaluation is the most important step in choosing a denture.

Dental Prosthesis
Dental Prosthesis

How Are Prosthetic Teeth Made?

Dental prosthesis is a suitable treatment method for those who have aesthetic or functional problems due to missing teeth. Tooth loss can be caused by various reasons, such as accidents, periodontal disease (gum disease), cavities or congenital deficiencies.

Dentures restore a person’s ability to chew, improve eating habits and support speech. It also helps to restore self-confidence by preserving facial aesthetics.

Prosthetic denture construction begins with a detailed evaluation of the person’s oral structure. In this process, the area where the missing teeth are located is measured. Prostheses suitable for the individual’s tooth structure are designed.

Prostheses are produced in two basic types: fixed and removable. Fixed prostheses (such as bridges and implants) are directly integrated into the oral structure and offer a permanent solution. Removable dentures, on the other hand, can be full or partial and can be removed and worn by the user.

Materials such as acrylic, metal and porcelain are generally used in the construction of dentures. These materials are processed to match the color and shape of natural teeth. Finally, the process is completed by placing them in the mouth and making the necessary adjustments.

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