Partial dental prosthesis is alternative for dentures
The implantation of dentures in place of dentures still raises many doubts that end up driving away patients from the offices. But this reality is changing. Placing fixed or removable partial dentures has become more practical and easier every day through advanced dental techniques. The main purpose of this technique is to return patients to the natural function of the teeth and aesthetics.
Many people think that due to age can not be submitted to prosthetic procedures, leaving aside an opportunity to improve health, quality of life and well-being. However, this process can be done by basically anyone, it will only depend on an assessment of the case. Because removable or fixed partial dentures are supported on other teeth, they must be in good condition for the prosthesis to be effective. In the case of loss of many teeth there may be other treatment possibilities to be studied by the dentist and patient surgeon.
Patients have a certain difficulty in differentiating dental prostheses because they use popular nomenclature - it is important for the dentist surgeon to guide them to the about their types, advantages and disadvantages. The use of partial dentures happens when you lose one or more teeth and these can be fixed or removable. It may also be indicated as a treatment for patients who can not have implants.
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In the case of removable, the patient has the condition to remove and place the piece. The main advantages are cost-effectiveness, reduced wear on healthy teeth and easy maintenance. It works with staples, supports, connectors and saddles that have designs and formats specific to each case. The fixed partial denture, as the name says, is installed in the mouth and is no longer removed. This type of prosthesis can be unitary when a tooth decay process is very destructive to the tooth, causing the crown to become unusable.
The process of placing a dental prosthesis is not currently painful. Anesthesia is effective and dentists are always careful to ask if you feel any pain during all procedures. Be assured that your majority of dentists are absolutely focused on making the process of putting a denture as comfortable as possible, and this goes for the total absence of pain. The prostheses are built through a mold, by specialized dental laboratories and using the most modern technologies. The teeth that will support will be prepared, the patient is molded and after a test, the piece is installed by the dentist.
An appropriate brushing technique with toothbrush and toothpaste and the use of dental floss are key to the longevity of the partial denture.
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