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What is a Dental Prosthesis Used For?

Updated: Oct 14, 2023

The purpose of dental prosthesis is to make prosthetic teeth that will imitate the chewing and aesthetic functions of the missing teeth. It is important to close the gaps with dental prostheses, as the presence of missing teeth in the mouth will cause a greater load on the other teeth. The gap created by the missing tooth can affect the bite.

Because the teeth next to the gap can tilt to the side, which can change the way the upper and lower teeth bite. Food can become trapped in this area, causing tooth decay and gum disease. Dental prosthesis applications are crowns (single tooth coating), bridges (prosthesis made by supporting several teeth), prostheses on implants, removable or total dentures, aesthetic crowns. Click on them for detailed information about each.

Dental prosthesis can be applied to patients who have lost their teeth for any reason. At the same time, dental prostheses can be used to provide smile aesthetics in cases where the teeth are strong but cannot meet the aesthetic expectations. Which dental prosthesis will be made depends on the number of missing teeth and the position of the missing teeth in the mouth. At the same time, the strength of the remaining teeth in the mouth also affects the prosthesis planning.

Your dentist will guide you about your suitability for dental prosthesis and which treatment option is best for you. Although the condition of your remaining teeth, the number and location of your missing teeth are important for prosthesis choice, another issue is whether you have systemic diseases. In some cases, removable prostheses may be an alternative if implant applications may be inconvenient.

Things to Consider During the Process of Dental Prosthesis

The general rule for cleaning your dentures is daily brushing. If the dentures are mobile, they should be removed and brushed after meals. Be careful not to scrub too hard as this can cause dents in the surface. Dentures can break if you drop them. Always clean your denture over a bowl of water or a folded towel in case it falls out. If your dentures are fixed, brush them and the parts that connect with your gums with your toothbrush every day. If you feel incompatibility or smell, consult your dentist.

Dental Prosthesis Prices

Dental prosthesis varies considerably according to the prosthesis to be preferred. Your dentist will tell you which prosthesis is most suitable for you and you will be given detailed information about dental prosthesis prices before starting the treatment.

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