Dental prosthesis is a term used to describe artificial teeth that are created by dentists to replace natural teeth and improve the quality of life for individuals who have lost their teeth. It allows them to smile confidently, enhances their appearance, and enables effective chewing of food.
- Enhances personality, increasing confidence to individuals who lost their teeth, especially front teeth
- Help chewing ability to reduce the workload of the digestive system.
- Prevent the occurrence of neighboring teeth tipping or adjacent teeth drifting into the space left by a missing tooth.
- Unclear Speech resulting in lost in personality
- Neighboring teeth tipping can cause problems with the jaw joint.
- In the case of elderly individuals who have lost all their teeth, full dentures are highly recommended. Without teeth, the facial appearance will collapse causing saliva flowing, and there may be pain in the temporomandibular joint located near the ear.
1. Removable Dentures
Partial dentures are made for individuals who still have some remaining natural teeth. They are removable and can be taken out for cleaning. There are different types of removable partial dentures available, including metal frame dentures, acrylic frame dentures, and removable dentures for the entire mouth.
2. Permanent Dentures
Permanent dentures are securely attached in the mouth using natural adjacent teeth as support, primarily relying on the natural teeth adjacent to the gap for stability. This type of denture cannot be removed by the wearer for external cleaning. The available options include dental crowns, dental bridges, and implant-supported dentures.