There are two basic types of prostheses, each with their own subcategory depending on the patient and their needs. One type of prostheses is a fixed prostheses, which remains in your mouth at all times, and is supported by either your natural tooth, teeth or dental implants. Common fixed prostheses are crowns and bridges. The other type of prostheses is a removable prostheses, which can be removed from your mouth for cleaning, and is supported by either your natural teeth, resting on your gums where teeth are missing or dental implants. Common removable prostheses are complete dentures and partial dentures. Each of the various prostheses are fabricated in dental laboratories. We use only high-quality dental labs, located in the U.S.A. to provide our patients with the best treatment available. Both fixed and removable prostheses can be used to replace one missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or all teeth.
Prostheses are used to replace a/an missing tooth/teeth to help maintain the shape of your face, provide good chewing efficiency, alleviate the stress on your bite and provide great esthetics.