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PROSTHESIS

Prosthesis is the field of dentistry where artificial teeth are placed in place of missing teeth. Fixed or removable prostheses are made according to the number of missing teeth, the location of the missing teeth and the condition of the surrounding tissues.

By applying the implant, with an accurate evaluation, both fixed and removable prostheses can be made. A prosthesis must be made shortly after tooth deficiencies occur. Because after the teeth are lost, there may be gaps and elongation in the remaining teeth and it may not be possible to correct them later. Regular dentist checks are very important after the prostheses are made.

Fixed dentures; These are prostheses that cannot be attached or removed by patients, but fixed by adhering to existing teeth. There are varieties. Which one to be done is decided by the physician. While crowns (crowns) are applied to excessively destroyed teeth and, depending on the situation, root canal treated teeth; Bridges are applied to fill the gap in case of missing one or two teeth.

Crowns and bridges are generally made using porcelain superstructure. Metal alloy or zirconium is used in its infrastructure. Crowns made of only porcelain can be made in the front area for aesthetic purposes (impres). The lamina applied only to the front surface of the teeth is also a fixed prosthesis. Since all fixed prostheses cannot be removed, great care should be taken to clean them.

Removable dentures; These are prostheses made of acrylic that patients can put and remove. While tooth selection is made in removable dentures, porcelain or acrylic teeth are used optionally for the front teeth and acrylic teeth are used for the posterior teeth. Removable dentures can be made with tooth or implant support. The removable prosthesis, in which the clasps (hooks) are not visible and applied by making crowns to some teeth, is also called precision attachment prosthesis.

Total prosthesis is made for patients who are completely edentulous. If fully edentulous or partial edentulous patients do not want to use removable prostheses and their jawbone is suitable, these patients can be implanted and patients can use fixed prostheses.