Everything you need to know about dentures

Written by: Dra. Pilar Garrido Lapeña
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Dental prostheses are artificial elements that serve dentists to replace missing teeth to the patient. Thus, thanks to advances in technology, today can be rehabilitated mouths with the total absence of teeth. There are three types of fixed, removable or hybrid dental prostheses.

Its use is recommended whenever the patient is missing at least one tooth, since if the missing tooth is not replaced, the rest will overload and move, as the contacts will fail.


What are the differences between dental prostheses and implants?

The prosthesis attaches to the adjacent teeth, and is normally used to fill void holes in the denture caused by tooth loss. For their part, dental implants are used to replace lost teeth but differently, as they consist of a titanium post that is inserted directly into the jawbone, like the root of a natural tooth.


How long do dentures? What care require?

The duration of the prosthesis depends on the type of prosthesis and biology of the person. In turn, also it influences the duration the patient to maintain hygiene and care you make.

However, it is very important to periodically visit the dentist or dentist confidence, so that it can detect any problems there. Prevention is critical in oral health problems.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Pilar Garrido Lapeña

Dr. Garrido's Degree in Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry specialist. The doctor, with 30 years of experience, has a degree in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics and a Master of Public Health and Health Education. He has also made numerous publications and conference presentations.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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