Partial dentures

Partial dentures can be of two types:

  • Removable partial denture

  • Fixed prosthodontics

Removable partial denture

This is denture by which partial teeth are replaced but the dentures are not fixed in the mouth, but instead these dentures are removable. Removable partial dentures can be preferred by individuals against fixed prosthodontics due to various reasons, for instance, financial constraints, or the unavailability of real teeth to support the prosthodontics, etc.

Fixed prosthodontics

This is the method by which fixed restorations are done to replace missing teeth. These fixed restorations include bridges, crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays, etc.

A crown, or also called a cap, is produced to cover a tooth. Usually, porcelain along with any other metal is used to make a crown. A bridge, like the name suggests, replaces a missing tooth by creating a bridge between the two teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. The adjacent teeth hence support the fixed bridge. Veneer is a thin material which is used to cover a tooth. This is applied when the surface of a tooth gets damaged and the esthetics of a tooth weakens. This is also usually made up of porcelain and composite materials.

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Acrylic and chrome dentures

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Overdentures precision attachments

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Full dentures

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