Dental prosthesis treatments are applied to reconstruct the missing teeth or the parts of missing teeth with the help of implant screws that are previously attached to the jawbone. Dental prosthesis alternatives are regarded as the easiest and healthiest option for patients who suffer from multiple teeth loss or tissue loss around the jaw. Procedures require attaching prosthesis to the dental implants and there are three main prosthesis options which are dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.
Depending on a patient’s needs, dentists choose the best alternative treatment plant to provide healthier and good-looking teeth. A dental prosthesis can restore missing teeth, missing parts of teeth, or missing soft and hard parts of the jaw. Dental prostheses are attached to the jawbone. If you have any problem with your jawline, you might need to go for another procedure, which is called dental implants. Dental implants are also prosthesis treatment, but it also provides artificial tooth roots to which a new tooth can be attached.
Dental Prosthesis Types
There are several dental prosthesis treatment options including dentures, partial dentures, palatal obturators, orthodontic appliances, crown, bridge, and dental implants. The most commonly used options can be classified as crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. Crown procedures are applied when the top of a tooth needs to be fixed that is previously damaged by factors such as poor oral hygiene or trauma. This procedure requires the extraction of damaged teeth and placing an implant screw. When the implant screw is attached to the jawbone, the crown can be applied.
Dental bridges can be considered as multiple crowns which are attached to the same implant screw. If a patient has lost three or more of their teeth that are placed next to each other, a crown that consists of multiple pieces can be attached to two implant screws. Dentures are generally preferred while restoring the upper or lower teeth completely. Depending on the patient’s condition and expectations, dentists can use removable or stable dentures.
- REMOVABLE DENTAL PROSTHESIS
Removable dental prostheses are a device that can replace lost teeth and give a new tooth appearance. Dentures are the most commonly used removable dental prosthesis and are the preferred way for most patients to replace missing teeth.
Removable Dental Prosthesis Features
Removable dentures do not require any surgical incision or painful healing, they are non-invasive.
Removable dental prostheses are in contact with neighboring and opposite teeth and surrounding tissues in the oral cavity and receive support from them.
When the removable dental prosthesis is not used, it can be easily removed by the patient and can be changed when necessary.
Flexible partial dentures, which have become more and more popular over the years, can be produced from various materials.
Benefits of Using Removable Prosthesis
· Removable dentures can improve their chewing abilities.
· It can help preserve muscle tone lost with tooth loss.
· It helps the patient to pronounce the words better and thus regain the speaking ability.
· It helps to increase the self-esteem lost due to tooth loss.
Advantages of Removable Dental Prosthesis
· Removable dentures replace both missing teeth and missing bone and gum tissue.
· Removable dentures have the advantage of being easy to clean and maintain.
· The compatible structure of the removable prostheses allows the prosthesis design to be changed in new tooth losses.
· Another type of removable dental prosthesis is partial dentures. It is a type of prosthesis that is attached to the remaining natural teeth of the patient with a metal or colored plastic material. Both solutions work and act as a solution to the dental problem.
- PRECISION LINKED PROSTHESIS
Precision linked prosthesis is a dental prosthesis treatment applied in cases where there are many tooth deficiencies and treatment cannot be performed with fixed prostheses. In this type of prosthesis, removable dentures fit into specially adjusted areas prepared on fixed teeth.
While precision linked prosthesis is being made, coatings are prepared on natural teeth and special slots are placed in the prepared places. When preparing removable prostheses that fit in specially adjusted areas on fixed teeth, the durability of the teeth to be supported, the length and volume are important.
Precision linked prosthesis procedure
Precision attachment prostheses are prepared in 5-6 sessions over an average of two weeks with measurement and various rehearsals.
The construction phase is similar to removable prostheses. Measurements are taken in the first session. Then, with this measure, if necessary, a personal measuring spoon is prepared and the measurement is taken again. Personal measuring spoon provides more precise measurement. Rehearsals are held in the following sessions. The procedures performed in the rehearsals are also shown to the patient and their approval is obtained.
The clinical and laboratory stages of precision linked prostheses are performed with sensitive techniques. The prosthesis is called for control 2-3 days after the patient is delivered. It is checked whether there are parts that hit or cause wounds.
Advantages of precision linked prostheses
Precision dentures are more comfortable because they move less than normal partial dentures.
Since it is more comfortable than normal partial dentures, the adjustment period is shorter. After a while, the patient will begin to adopt it as his own tooth.
In precision linked prostheses, the patient can easily perform cutting, biting and grinding procedures.
Since there is no externally visible hook system in precision grippers, it is not visible.
Well-maintained hygienic prostheses are long-lasting. In these prostheses, the tires can be easily changed in case of wear or loosening.
Depending on the use, if there is loosening or breakage in the connection parts and the teeth are lost, the prosthesis should be renewed.
- HOOKED DENTURE
Hooked denture is prosthesis made in patients with tooth deficiencies who cannot have a fixed prosthesis for various reasons. Removable teeth made in the toothless area are also called hooked prostheses because they are attached to the patient's natural teeth with the help of a hook.
Hooked denture is preferred when the number of teeth and their positions in the mouth are not sufficient for a fixed bridge prosthesis. These are prostheses that can be easily reattached after being removed and cared for by the patient when necessary.
Hooked Denture (Partial Dental Prosthesis) Procedure
Before performing any operation on the teeth with partial dentures, the jaw measurement is made. In the lower jaw and the upper jaw, metals are placed and these metals pass through the palate.The hooks of hooked dental prostheses prevent the prosthesis from dislodging.
During the construction phase of hooked dental prostheses, the first session is measured. Rehearsals are held in the following sessions. The procedures performed in the rehearsals are also shown to the patient and their approval is obtained. The measurement and rehearsal stages required for hooked dentures take 4-5 sessions. All sessions are spread over a period of approximately 2 weeks. 2 - 3 days after the prosthesis is delivered to the patient, if there is any injury or injury, it is corrected.
Features of Hooked Denture
Partial denture hooks can be made white or pink. However, since the risk of breakage is relatively higher; these prostheses require careful handling.
Hooked prostheses can be used for a long time if they are well maintained and hygienic.
Over the years, prosthesis may become loose. The prosthesis can be restored by repairing stretches or breaks in the hooks.
The repair of hooked denture teeth can be done quite easily in 1 or 2 days.
Although the metal parts of the prosthesis are uncomfortable when first used, it gives the person the feeling of being his original tooth over time.
With partial (hooked) dental prostheses, functions such as glazing, grinding, cutting are easily performed. Because these types of prostheses are made with support from both existing teeth and soft tissue.
Hooked dentures can be removed from the mouth after a meal, cleaned and replaced.
The hookless alternative to the partial denture is a precision attachment prosthesis.
- REMOVABLE PALATE HOLDER (APPAREY)
Palate expanders are used for the treatment of orthodontic problems both in adolescents and children. Problematic jaw structures such as cross braces, tooth crowding are either completely or substantially corrected by applying this treatment. As the jaw structure of children develops, it may be necessary to expand the palate structure that is not compatible with permanent teeth.
All devices used in orthodontic treatment are referred to by this common name; “palate holder”. They can be both removable or permanent. Some palate holders can be taken out of the mouth and worn. These are called movable palate holders. The springs and screws placed on the roof of the mouth apply a force to the teeth or jaw to be corrected. The removable palate holders only fit on the lower and upper jaws at the same time and orthopedic treatments are performed with these single-body devices.
The Process of Palate Holder
It may take some time for your child to get used to using the palate holder and this is not uncommon. When the palate holder is first attached, it may press on the palate. There is no need to worry about mild discomfort and rash. These complaints, which tend to disappear from the first time they are attached, usually pass on the second day. In this process, it is necessary to eat liquid and avoid hard foods.
The Benefits of Removable Palate Holder
• Firstly, the palate expander is adjusted according to the condition of the jaw. Thus, it expands your jaw to make more room for teeth.
• It relieves airway obstruction and it helps the upper respiratory tract to work more easily.
• It corrects crossbites and helps the mouth to close more comfortably.
• It also prevents tooth bumps caused by palate stenosis.
• Lastly, it increases your self-confidence by making you have a beautiful smile.
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MORE ON PROSTHESIS TREATMENTS
• If you have lost a tooth or a couple more, you can consider having a dental bridge instead of implants as they are cheaper, requires an easier procedure
• It should also be considered that dental bridges have a life span of ten years while implants last for a lifetime.
• Dental crowns don’t require any surgical or painful process, but your dentist might want to trim your tooth a little before replacing a crown.
• During a denture procedure, your entire upper or lower teeth are replaced with artificial teeth that are attached to an artificial gum.
• All procedures promote better oral hygiene and provide better-looking teeth and gum that boost patients’ confidence.
Depending on the operation you are going to get, there might be slight differences between each procedure. If you are planning to get a dental crown, dental bridges, or venture, they require you to work on your jawbone as well. According to your operation, your dentist will prescribe you certain medications in order to lower the risk of infection and pain.
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