It is the dental specialty that studies, prevents and corrects the alterations of your mouth in order to restore the morphological and functional balance of it, also improving facial aesthetics.
A removable dental prosthesis is a metal structure with several artificial teeth fixed on its sides. To offer a better fixation, the removable dental prostheses are anchored to the teeth that the patient still conserves in his mouth by means of metallic fastenings.These prosthetic dentistry treatments help replace dental absences and periodontal tissues that the patient (especially older people) has been losing in their mouths.
They can be complete prostheses, partial acrylics (only some teeth are prosthetic) or skeletal. A skeletal is a partial removable prosthesis with the metal base, hence its name. The skeleton contains a part of metal where artificial teeth are fixed and acrylic that mimics the gum.
A fixed dental bridge is a type of dental prosthesis that rests on the healthy teeth that the patient still keeps in his mouth. Normally, fixed partial dentures (as they are also called) replace adjacent missing teeth: they were together in the patient’s mouth. Together with dental implants, these fixed partial dentures are the best solution for people who have lost one or more natural teeth.