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Fixed vs. Removable Prosthodontics

  • By Chelsea Perry
  • May 31, 2018
Fixed vs. Removable Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is a dental speciality that focuses on the overall comprehensive health of the entire mouth rather than just one tooth. Prosthodontics includes dental implants, esthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, temporomandibular disorders (TMD or TMJ),

Dentist using a dental tool on a mold of a full set of teeth

When treating a case where our patient needs comprehensive oral care, we have several options if teeth need to be replaced or are missing. Today, we're going to talk about the major differences in prosthodontics when is comes to removable prosthesis and fixed prosthesis.

Removable Prosthesis

Removable prosthesis are often used when patients have missing teeth. Removable prosthesis can include partial dentures or complete dentures and replace either some or all of your teeth.

Fixed Prosthesis

Fixed prostheses are those that are permanent. They include bridges, inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers. Dr. Oettinger and Dr. Sulik use fixed prosthesis when it is necessary to restore one single tooth or multiple teeth. As will removable prosthesis, fixed prosthesis improve the appearance of your smile.

If you have missing teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that are causing you pain and preventing you from having proper chewing function, we can help. Please see your dentist first for an exam and consultation and we'll be happy to work with you general dentist to determine a comprehensive treatment plan and achieve your dental health goals!

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