Types of Prostheses
Because each case of missing teeth is unique to each individual, there are a variety of prosthetics to complete your smile including:
The Dental Bridge: A dental bridge consists of a dental crown on each end with one or more artificial teeth in between. The two crowns are cemented to the healthy adjacent teeth on each side of the missing tooth.
A Full or Complete Denture: A full, or complete denture, is required when the patient is missing all of their teeth on their upper or lower arch, or both. It consists of a pink, gum colored, acrylic base that holds artificial teeth.
A Partial Denture: When you’re missing several teeth, but they are not adjacent to one another, and you still have healthy teeth, a partial denture, also called a “partial,” is often the treatment of choice. A partial is a prosthesis that fits around your remaining healthy teeth, while the artificial teeth fill the openings left by your missing teeth.