Full Prosthesis Indianapolis

Last updated on August 25th, 2018 at 04:52 pm

According to Wikipedia, Prosthodontics is “the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.” Full prosthesis is a specialty of Dr. Grayson.

What is A Full Prosthesis?

A full prosthesis can be removed by the client without the need of help from the dentist.

Examining Full Prosthesis Indianapolis

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If all of a patient’s teeth are missing, a full prosthesis (also known as a complete denture) is one probable solution.

The creation of a complete denture (full prosthesis) becomes required if the patient has no teeth in their mouth left. These full prosthesis are kept in place by what is known as the vacuum effect. Considered by many who wear them, dentures may put a considerable mental burden on the person as they may consider this option to be the sign of old age. At first, full prosthesis may be inconvenient to wear, however this feeling tends to cease over time. Unfortunately, due to the constant atrophy and degradation of the toothless alveolar crest, recreating or rebasing the complete denture is usually required once in every 1 to 2 years. Typically, replacement is necessary every 5 to 7 years.

A partial prosthesis (partial denture), on the other hand, is often implemented if the person has a few teeth, but their amount is not quite enough for a fixed dental prosthesis. Covered with plastic that has the same color tone as the gums of the person, this kind of partial prosthesis is constructed on a metal plate. The removable partial denture (the aptly named metal framework) is affixed to the remaining abutment teeth with hidden retainers or clasps. These are invisible from the outside. They may also be attached onto the remaining teeth with the aid of what are known as telescope crowns.

Now a days, these kinds of prosthesis are less and less frequently used. This is because of the widespread use of dental implantation techniques.

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