Prostheses - Removable & Fixed

Prosthesis

A prosthesis is a replacement for a missing body part. In dentistry it is used as a general name for a single tooth or for several teeth and missing tissue. More than one prosthesis are prostheses. The prosthesis can be a removable prosthesis or a fixed prosthesis.

Removable Prosthesis

Removable prosthodontics includes replacing missing teeth and tissue with appliances that the patients themselves can take in and out of their mouth, such as dentures (which replace an entire arch of missing teeth) and partial dentures (which replace one or more missing teeth).

Fixed Prosthesis

Fixed prosthodontics includes replacing missing and/or broken teeth and tissue with restorations that the patient cannot take in and out, such as veneers, crowns, bridges, and implants.

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